Position Details
Reference Number 13759
Position Title Case Worker - Adoption and Permanent Care
Employment Type Permanent 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 5
Hours 76
Position Summary
  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent full time position based in Windsor (Melbourne)
  • Stimulating social work role supporting children into permanent care
  • Vibrant team and supportive leadership



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 have a rare and exciting opportunity for a Case Worker to join our Adoption and Permanent Care team.   The position is full time, ongoing, and is based in Windsor (Melbourne).  


In a typical week, a Case Worker – Adoption and Permanent Care, might:

  • Respond urgently to provide relinquishment counselling
  • Recruit, assess and train applicant carer families
  • Facilitate child linking and transition processes for placement
  • Supervise and support families and children in placement
  • Provide information and counselling to a person who has been affected by an adoption managed by an agency that has been incorporated into Connections
  • Finalise case notes and prepare a report for other agencies that you are working with on a complex case
  • Discuss a difficult case with your team members in a Reflective Practice meeting


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 key selection criteria 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 following:
    • Child Youth & Family Act 2005
    • Best Interest Principles
    • Adoption Act 1984
    • Open adoption practices
  • Summarise your knowledge and applied use of theoretical approaches and frameworks most relevant to working with children and families in out-of-home care situations
  • Summarise the work and/or cases that you have been involved with related to adoption and/or permanent care
  • Provide an example of your work with a complex family over a long period of time
  • Describe the types of written reports and case notes you have prepared for courts and panels and what feedback on these you have received


How to apply

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

Applications close on Wednesday 19 January 2019 



Get in touch

  • Sharon Glasman – Team Leader  (03) 9521 5666
  • Prue Walker – Program Leader (03) 9521 5666



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 Sharon Glasman
Alternate Contact Person Prue Walker
Closing Date 19/06/2019
Position Description
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