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Family Preservation & Reunification Practitioners

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Multiple permanent full time positions
  • Based at Reservoir

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 primary focus of the Practitioner is to prevent children from having further statutory intervention and entry into care services. The role works in a collaborative, care team approach to provide responsive, intensive and sustainable support to these families and their children who are actively involved with Child Protection.

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 child and family welfare related discipline.

You will also the role have:

  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable children and families in a community services setting
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake risk assessments and plan and implement appropriate intervention strategies to engage families
  • Knowledge of theoretical approaches relevant to working with children, young people and families, including the Best Interests Framework
  • A strengths-based, family-centred approach to case management
  • Excellent communication and time management skills

How to Apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

A position description is attached.

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Brodie Milich, Family Preservation & Reunification Team Leader on (03) 8470 5000.

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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