Position Details
Reference Number 13823
Position Title Complex Needs Specialist Practitioner
Employment Type Maximum Term Full Time
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Narre Warren
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 6
Hours 76
Position Summary

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.  


We are proud to have been part of local communities for over 100 years delivering services across Victoria and Tasmania. With a team of 7,000 skilled and committed individuals we provide over 770 programs and services to people of all ages to learn, thrive and enjoy a healthy, happy life. We’re there for children, families, people with disability, older people and those experiencing homelessness, mental illness or drug and alcohol addiction.


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About the opportunity

We have an exciting new opportunity for a Practitioner with experience in disability, psychology or social work fields to join our Placement Prevention & Reunification program. The position is full time maximum term until 30 June 2020, based at our Narre Warren office.


The Complex Needs Specialist Practitioner will:

  • Undertake therapeutic assessments of children & families using a range of theoretical approaches
  • Develop action plans for children & their families where complex disability support needs are identified
  • Develop parenting strategies that will support strengthening and stabilising of the family
  • Support families to navigate the NDIS
  • Advocate for families to engage in identified disability services


Uniting offers employees:

  • A comprehensive range of professional development opportunities
  • Reflective practice and supportive supervision
  • Career options through a wide range of programs and locations
  • Family friendly workplace practices
  • More take home pay through charity level salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum via Paywise salary packaging


About you

To be successful in your application you will have:

  • A tertiary qualification in disability, social work, psychology or a related field
  • Knowledge and experience in working directly with children and adolescents with highly complex behaviours due to disability
  • Experience in working with the NDIS, assisting with applications and advocating for package options supporting families who have a child with a disability
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking case management supporting family preservation or reunification


How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload your current resume and a covering letter outlining your suitability to the role.


Applications close Monday 11 November 2019



Get in touch

  • Sally Brennan - Program Leader - 03 9704 8377



Uniting is a child safe organisation and is committed in everyday practice to ensure the safety and well being 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 Working With Children Check (in Victoria) and/or Working With Vulnerable People Check (in Tasmania) prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. 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.

Contact Person Sally Brennan
Closing Date 11/11/2019
Position Description
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