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Child Wellbeing Practitioners, The Orange Door - Wodonga

Upper Murray Family Care

An overview

UMFC - a proud partner of The Orange Door - currently has full-time positions available as above. These new positions focus on child wellbeing and family violence, and will primarily work from the Orange Door location but will also remain connected and involved with UMFC and the CaFS Service.

UMFC Child and Family Services (CaFS) provides an entry point for vulnerable children and families to access the range of services and supports they need to build the capacity of the family to support their children's healthy development. It also provides intensive casework and case coordination with the aim of strengthening the capacity of families to promote the safety, stability and development of their children and young people.

What is The Orange Door? (Support and Safety Hubs)

A key recommendation of the Royal Commission on Family Violence, and the Roadmap for Reform, was to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs across Victoria. These Hubs are to provide a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children to access the services they need to be safe and supported. These Hubs, known as The Orange Door are made up of staff employed by Family Safety Victoria (FSV), Community Service Organisations including UMFC, Aboriginal services and DFFH.

About the role

The role of the Child Wellbeing Practitioners, under the supervision of the Team Leader Child and Wellbeing, will provide a specialist approach within Ovens Murray Orange Door focusing on the best interests of children and young people at all times. In the Orange door role, the position will rotate between the Assessment and Planning and the Screening, Identification and Triage teams.

About you

Along with other important qualities, the successful applicant will have a tertiary qualification such as social work, psychology, welfare studies or a related discipline and demonstrated experience and skills in the provision of information and advice, intake, referral, counselling, casework and consultation including the completion of detailed/complex child & family assessments, including child/youth risk assessments.

If you are passionate about the work of support and safety hubs and align with UMFC's mission:

'Strengthening families and individuals to build vibrant communities'

and strongly share our values of:

'Participation, Respect, Excellence, Justice and Honesty',

then please apply now!

Don't miss this opportunity to join a vibrant and diverse organisation dedicated to empowering vulnerable children and their families.


Your application must include a cover letter and responses to the key selection criteria (as one document), a current curriculum vitae including qualifications, professional affiliations and employment history; the names and contact details of three recent referees.

Please note, if you are successful, you will need to go through the following:

  • Undergo and pass a National Police Check prior to commencement (completed and paid for by UMFC)
  • International Police Check if relevant
  • Provide evidence and maintain a Victorian Working with Children Check (WWCC)

Further enquiries to Kath Kerin - Service Manager, Child & Family Services on 02 6055 8000 or to kkerin@umfc.com.au, using the subject line: Child Wellbeing Practitioners, The Orange Door enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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