Position Details
Reference Number 13667
Position Title Social Worker - Infants & Early Childhood Parenting Specialist
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Croydon
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 6
Hours 60.80
Position Summary


  • Passion: Infants, early childhood and parenting
  • Balance: Four day week - manage your own time and schedules
  • Growth: Large agency focused on internal opportunities & staff development


  • Infant welfare and specialised parenting assessment
  • Small case loads - short-term intensive interventions
  • PASDS program - families engaged with Child Protection.
  • Innovative and creative responses 
  • Outreach focused
  • Vibrant team and supportive leadership


  • Bring your experience of working with complex families, infant mental health and trauma informed care
  • Seeking experienced Family Services Practitioners, Social Workers, Child Protection Specialists


  • Permanent
  • Part time (0.8 FTE)
  • Manage your own time and schedule
  • Office location Croydon
  • Connections – now part of Uniting


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.


Uniting is looking for great people who, like us, celebrate diversity and welcome everyone regardless of ethnicity, faith, sexual orientation and gender identity.


Learn more

Applications on our careers page



About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Social Worker or related professional to join our Parenting Assessment and Skills Development Service, based in Croydon.  The formal position title is Case Worker - PASDS.


This role provides parenting capacity assessments for vulnerable families with infants under the age of 2 years referred by Child Protection. The successful applicant will hold a case load of 2-3 families, engage in intensive outreach case practice and possess a high level of proficiency in assessment and report writing. PASDS have access to monthly external consultation in support of case work and work in close partnership with Child Protection.


The role is permanent and part time - at 0.8 FTE (4 day week).    The role is paid at the senior SCHCADS Level 6, due to the experience required, and the skills to support the complexity of the cases.


You will need to be able to work flexible hours on occasions (starting early OR finishing late) to meet the needs of families in the early morning or early evening.   You will have control of scheduling this outreach.


Uniting offers employees:

  • A comprehensive range of professional development opportunities
  • Supportive and regular supervision
  • Career options through a wide range of programs and locations across Uniting
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum via Paywise salary packaging (www.paywise.com.au).


About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a relevant tertiary qualification in a field related to Social Work or Psychology.


Please address the following questions related to the person specification in a separate document to be uploaded as part of your application:


  • Describe your experience and understanding of infant mental health, and provide an example of when you have demonstrated this knowledge in a case work setting.
  • Briefly outline your understanding of trauma informed care and impacts on child development, and describe how you have implemented this into your practice with a family.


How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today.

Get in touch

  •  Sandy Strickland, Team Leader - 03 9724 2222
  •  Andrea Nash, Program Leader - 03 9724 2222 

Employment is subject to satisfactory criminal history and Victorian Working with Children Checks prior to commencement. Uniting is proud to be an inclusive employer and committed to keeping children safe.



Contact Person Sandy Strickland
Contact Phone 97242222
Alternate Contact Person Andrea Nash
Alternate Contact Phone 97242222
Closing Date 03/04/2019
Position Description
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