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Family Preservation & Reunification Implementation Project Lead - Flexible Location

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full time - Initially a 12-month maximum term contract
  • Negotiable location (Victorian based)

About the opportunity

The Family Preservation and Reunification Response Program is a new innovative approach to delivering relational, therapeutic, evidence-informed intervention support to vulnerable children and families in partnership with Child Protection. The program aims to prevent at risk children and young people from entering or re-entering care and also supports children and young people currently in care to safely reunify with their family where possible.

The Project Implementation Lead will support the ongoing implementation of Uniting’s FPR program, incorporating both the use of DFFH evidence-informed practice elements and Uniting’s evidence-based Model of Care. The role will oversee the implementation of strategies and processes to ensure high-quality service delivery, undertake Panel of Care Coordinator responsibilities and support the creation of the Parent Portal (consumer facing aspect of the FPR client management system).

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a tertiary qualification in a human services or health related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Significant experience working within the child and family welfare sector
  • Demonstrated project management experience, with the ability to design, implement and evaluate projects within required timeframes
  • Knowledge of legislation and regulations relevant to the Out of Home Care sector and the Child Protection system
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with a range of stakeholders
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and stakeholder management skills
  • Well-developed writing skills, with the ability to develop effective processes, tools and resources

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 by addressing the key/core selection criteria in the position description
  • Current resume

A position description is attached.

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Judy Walsh, Senior Manager – Care & Placement Prevention Services on 0448 446 216 (during business hours).

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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