Position Details
Reference Number 13675
Position Title Case Worker - Finding Solutions Plus
Employment Type Maximum Term Part 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 38
Position Summary


  • Passion: Work that you can see making a difference with your clients
  • Balance: Close to your home, small team
  • Growth: Large agency focused on staff development & internal opportunities


  • Stimulating Social Work role for experienced family or youth worker
  • Outreach support to young people and their families - part of Stronger Families program
  • Innovative and creative responses to increase connectedness


  • Great 3 month secondment opportunity
  • Second from Child Protection or Uniting
  • Uniting staff from Child FIRST, Family Services related positions can do part time in this role and part time in current role


  • SCHCADS Level 6
  • Vibrant team and supportive leadership
  • Part time 0.5 EFT (2.5 days per week)
  • Maximum term to end March 2019
  • Options for transfers and extensions in wide range of similar roles
  • Narre Warren base
  • 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 at: connections.org.au/work-with-us


About the opportunity


  • Great 3 month secondment opportunity
  • Second from Child Protection or Uniting
  • Uniting staff from Child FIRST, Family Services related positions can do part time in this role and part time in current role

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced family or youth worker to join our Stronger Families program as a Finding Solutions Plus Case Worker, based in Narre Warren.  This is a great opportunity to bring your skills to a Social Worker role (SCHCADS Level 6).   


The role is initially maximum term to 29 Mar 2019 as Parental Leave Cover, with possible extensions or transfer options across Uniting available. The role is part time  - 0.5 EFT - 38 hours per fortnight.


The Finding Solutions Plus program:

  • Provides short term case management support to young people aged 10 to 15 years who are at imminent risk of being placed in out of home care for the first time, or to support their return home.
  • More information in the Position Description 

The Case Worker – Finding Solutions Plus will:

  • Deliver a young person centred approach to hear the voice of, and respond to the needs of the young person, within a family focused model. 
  • Use a strengths based approach, to empower the young person and their family to self-determine plans to promote the young person’s safety, development and permanency of placement.
  • Provide outreach assessment, mediation and a range of supports to young people.



Connections 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 Youth or Social Work.


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


  • Summarise the issues faced by young people within marginalised families
  • Summarise your experience in complex assessments and development of action plans with young people and families


How to apply

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


  • Applications on our website http://www.connections.org.au/work-with-us
  • You will be asked to upload your resume and a covering letter with your responses to questions related to the person specification detailed above. We recommend that you provide examples that show the range, scale and complexity of your experiences.
  • Applications close Monday 21 January 2019 

Get in touch

  • Sandy Strickland - Team Leader – 9704 8377
  • Sally Brennan  – Program Leader – 9704 8377



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 9704 8377
Alternate Contact Person Sally Brennan
Alternate Contact Phone 9704 8377
Closing Date 21/01/2019
Position Description
Case Worker Finding Solutions PLUS - PT - Max Term - PD U - Aug 2018.pdf Open
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