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Family Preservation & Reunification Senior Practitioner

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full time | Initially maximum term until 30 June 2024
  • Based at Narre Warren

About the opportunity

The Family Preservation and Reunification Response Program is a new innovative approach to delivering intensive, evidence-based and sustainable intervention support to vulnerable children and families in partnership with Child Protection. The response will build upon existing child and family services within the broader system and aims to prevent at risk children and young people from entering or re-entering care. The program will also support children and young people currently in care to safely reunify with their families where possible.

As a FPR Senior Practitioner, you will provide intensive wraparound case management services to the most complex and challenging families who present with multiple demands. The role will deliver assertive outreach, undertake risk assessments, lead care team planning and develop creative interventions to engage hard-to-reach families. Working as part of collaborative care team, the Senior Practitioner will assist families to address the safety and developmental needs of children and young people, and support parents to enhance their resilience and self-determination.

A position description is attached.

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 have:

  • Considerable experience within the child, youth and family welfare sector including experience working with Child Protection
  • Demonstrated understanding of theoretical approaches relevant to working with infants, children, young people and families, including the Best Interests Framework
  • Demonstrated ability to undertake risk assessments and plan and implement appropriate intervention strategies to engage families
  • A strengths-based, child and family centred approach to case management
  • Strong time management 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: Jane Gray – Manager, Family Preservation & Reunification on (03) 9705 3919.

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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