Position Details
Reference Number 13778
Position Title Senior Family Services Practitioner - Windsor
Employment Type Maximum Term Full Time
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Windsor
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 6
Hours 76
Position Summary


  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full time position based in Windsor (Melbourne) with outreach down to Frankston
  • Step up into a senior social work role supporting vulnerable children and their families



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.


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About the opportunity

We are seeking a senior Social Worker for a position as Senior Family Services Practitioner based in Windsor, with outreach as far as Frankston. The position is full time on a maximum term basis until 30 June 2020, with regular opportunities for extension or transfer across Uniting.


This role will work with families who are on either Reunification Orders or Family Preservation Orders and are case managed by Child Protection. They will be responsible for completing  assessments for children and families using the “Best Interests” framework.


With clients, they will develop Family Action Plans, Safety Plans and make referrals to other services.  They will use their skills in medium to long term case management, therapeutic case work, advocacy and support to client families.



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 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:

  • Summarise your knowledge and use of the Child Youth & Family Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
  • Summarise your knowledge and applied use of theoretical approaches and frameworks relevant to working with children and families
  • Describe a challenging time you had in actively engaging with a family


How to apply

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

  • To begin your application select 'Apply Now' below.
  • You will be asked to upload your resume and a covering letter with your responses to the questions above. We recommend that you provide examples that show the range, scale and complexity of your experiences.

Applications close Monday 15 July 2019



Get in touch

  • Kelly McGrath – Team Leader  (03) 9521 5666
  • Bask Cassar – Program Leader (03) 8792 8999


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.

Contact Person Kelly McGrath
Alternate Contact Person Bask Cassar
Closing Date 15/07/2019
Position Description
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