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Case Worker - Adoption & Permanent Care

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent part time, 3 days per week
  • Based at Dandenong

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join our Adoption and Permanent Care team who work across the Permanent Care Program, Adoption Program and Concurrent Care Program.

As a Case Worker you will:

  • Oversee recruitment, training and assessment of carers
  • Undertake comprehensive assessments of children referred to the program and shortlist placements for children
  • Offer relinquishment counselling support to birth parents in the infant adoption program
  • Provide information and counselling to adopted people and their families in relation to past adoptions
  • Provide pre and post-legal supervision and support to children, their carers and birth families

View the full position description here

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a degree qualification in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated case management and counselling experience within the child and family welfare sector, particularly in out of home care, child protection or adoption services
  • Proven competence in child and carer assessments and supporting placement processes for children in out of home care
  • An understanding of the Best Interests Framework, Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and Adoption Act 1984
  • Excellent written skills with the ability to maintain case notes and prepare reports in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter (outlining your suitability according to the person specification in the position description)
  • Current Resume

Get in touch

Jestiner Manyere – Team Leader, Adoption and Permanent Care
Grace Scaglione – Manager, Adoption, Permanent and Kinship Care
T: (03) 8792 8999

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: unitingvictas.org.au

Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all children, at all times. As a ‘child safe’ organisation, employment with Uniting is subject to a satisfactory national (and international where relevant) police check and relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce in Victoria receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability. 

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