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Social Worker - Enhanced Therapeutic Contact Service

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

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  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full time | Maximum term until 14 July 2023 (parental leave replacement contract)
  • Based at Doveton

About the opportunity

Take this great opportunity to make a real difference to children’s wellbeing through connectedness to family. The Enhanced Therapeutic Contact Service (ETCS) is a unique program that works closely with families to help strengthen relationships and ensure children’s experience of contact visits is meaningful, safe, and enjoyable.

As a Social Worker you will support and supervise court ordered contact visits for children living in Out of Home Care, creating a stable, predictable, and safe environment to enhance the quality of contact visits. Making slime, playing cricket, or providing psycho-education on child development, team members employ a multitude of skills to actively and creatively support parents to meet their child’s needs. ETCS advocates for children, provides role modelling, coaching, parenting education, and plans contact experiences to achieve agreed goals including reunification, unsupervised visits, or alternate means of supervision. 

View the full position description here: Download File PD - Social Worker ETCS.pdf

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • A commitment to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with families to identify and achieve shared goals.
  • Experience in applying relevant theoretical approaches and goal-oriented interventions with children and their families where there is a history of abuse and trauma.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of practices to engage and ensure the cultural safety of clients from a diverse range of backgrounds.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to the ability to engage effectively with a variety of age groups, cultures, and language groups.

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

Deborah Osmand – Team Leader, ETCS.

T: (03) 9051 5965.

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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