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Senior Practitioner - 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 in 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 Senior Practitioner role is critical in implementing a wrap around, evidence informed case management approach for the most complex challenging families. The role will carry a caseload working closely with the Team Leader to provide support and live coaching to FPR Practitioners in cases that are high risk, present multiple demands and when FPR Practitioners identify as needing additional support.

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 ability as a senior level practitioner in the child, youth and family welfare field
  • Experience in working with vulnerable children and families in a community services setting is preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with families successfully and completing assertive outreach
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and appropriately respond to risk for children and young people
  • A commitment to the family-centred approach and the family strengthening and empowerment models of practice
  • An understanding of the ‘Best Interests’ Case Practice Model and Children Youth and Families Act (CYFA) 2005 and 2015 amendments
  • Advanced knowledge of child development, trauma and attachment theories

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: PD - Senior Practitioner, FPR)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

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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