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Orange Door Practitioner

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Opportunity to be part of the implementation of The Orange Door, a new integrated service delivery model
  • Multiple permanent full time positions available (part time negotiable)
  • Based at Dandenong, with future potential to be located at access points in Pakenham & Cranbourne

About the program

We have an exciting opportunity for a number of Practitioners to join our multi-disciplinary team at the new Southern Melbourne Orange Door. The Orange Door Program brings together workforces from Community Service Organisations, Aboriginal Services, Family Safety Victoria and DFFH, to deliver an integrated practice model and a consolidated intake point for:

  • Women, children, young people and families who are experiencing or have experienced family violence
  • People who use violence
  • Families requiring support with the care, development and wellbeing of unborn babies, infants, children and young people

Uniting will be focusing specifically on the provision of services to vulnerable families who require extra support with the care, development and wellbeing of unborn babies, infants, children and young people.

About the opportunity

As a Practitioner, you will work as an integrated member of the Orange Door team to deliver quality, safe and effective responses to children, young people and families seeking support through the Orange Door Support and Safety Hub. The Practitioner will be responsible for screening, triaging and assessing clients, offering crisis intervention, and coordinating referrals in accordance with program guidelines and relevant risk assessment frameworks. The role will provide support to clients via phone, within the Orange Door site and at outreach visits.

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 in social work, psychology or a child and family welfare related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Demonstrated case management experience within the child, youth and family welfare sector
  • Demonstrated experience in risk assessment and risk management
  • An understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005, particularly the Best Interests Framework
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with other services, agencies and professionals to achieve successful client outcomes
  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

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 position description)
  • Current resume

Get in touch

Robyn Barton – Manager, Child FIRST and Family Violence Services
T: (03) 9704 8377

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.

We work in solidarity with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as Australia’s First Peoples and as the traditional owners and custodians of this land. We celebrate diversity and value the lived experience of people of every ethnicity, faith, age, disability, culture, language, gender identity, sex and sexual orientation. We welcome lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, gender diverse and non-binary, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ+) people at our services. We pledge to provide inclusive and non-discriminatory services.

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