Position Details
Reference Number 13773
Position Title Social Worker
Employment Type Maximum Term Full Time
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Doveton
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
  • Full time position based in Doveton (Victoria)
  • Support therapeutic contact with children and parents working towards reunification
  • Supportive leadership within multi-disciplinary team


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 an exciting opportunity for a Social Worker to join our multi-disciplinary team with the Enhanced Therapeutic Contact Service (ETCS).  Based in our Doveton centre, services are also offered in a range of community settings in the southern suburbs.


This is initially a 3 month maximum term appointment, due to an internal career development transfer. Options for extension and/or transfer to similar and close by options will be available. 


ETCS supports children who have been placed out of their parents’ care, to have positive, supervised contact with their parents and family members. Referrals come from Department of Health and Human Services, Child Protection.



The Social Worker will:

  • Facilitate therapeutic contact between children and their parents
  • Plan and deliver therapeutic interventions to enhance the social, emotional and psychological development of children and their families during contact
  • Provide transport for children
  • Provide case work support
  • Coach, play and role model
  • After-hours work required from time to time


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 Social Work or a related field.


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

  • Summarise your Social Work or related qualifications and relevant professional development
  • Describe examples of your experiences in assessing the needs of children, young people and their families
  • Describe examples of your training and experiences in providing therapeutic interventions with children and their families where there is a history of abuse and trauma
  • Describe the types of written reports and case notes you have prepared and the feedback on the quality of these that you have received.

How to apply

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

Applications close Wednesday 19 June 2019



Get in touch

  • Deb Osmand – Team Leader ETCS – 03 9793 3707 
  • 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 Deb Osmand
Alternate Contact Person Prue Walker
Closing Date 19/06/2019
Position Description
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