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Senior Practitioner, Adolescents Family Preservation Reunification

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent full time position
  • 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.

As a Senior Practitioner, you will provide intensive wraparound case management services to the most complex challenging families, who present with multiple demands. Working closely with the Team Leader, the Senior Practitioner will provide coaching and mentoring support to FPR Practitioners in high-risk cases. The role will also supervise the Youth Support and Advocacy Practitioner and undertake higher duties during the Team Leader’s leave.

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 a range 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 young people and families
  • A strengths-based, 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:

Get in touch

Amie Turner – Team Leader, Family Preservation & Reunification
T: (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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