Position Details
Reference Number 13829
Position Title Child FIRST Practitioner - Narre Warren
Employment Type Maximum Term Full 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 5
Hours 76
Position Summary
  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full time maximum term until June 2020, based at Narre Warren
  • Establish, expand or transfer your social work skills
  • Ideal role for social work graduates with relevant placement experience


About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join the team as a Child FIRST Practitioner based at our Narre Warren office. The position is full time with regular 9 to 5 hours, and is initially maximum term until June 2020.


Child FIRST (Family Information Referral and Support Team) is the common intake point for referrals from DHHS Child Protection, schools, other community service organisations and the general community.

A typical busy day will include:

  • Receiving referrals into the Child FIRST service as part of a committed team
  • Using your communication skills to build rapport and carry out phone based risk and needs assessment
  • Providing information and advice to referrers
  • Offering crisis intervention
  • Preparing reports and case notes
  • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with other agencies for client referral and support


About you

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


Please address the following questions related to the person specification in your cover letter to be uploaded as part of your application:

  • Summarise your knowledge and use of the Child Youth and Families Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
  • Describe examples of how you have actively engaged families, over the phone and/or by outreach
  • Describe examples of how you have assessed risk to families, children and/or adolescents


How to apply

  • If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today.
  • 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 Thursday 5 December 2019



Get in touch

  • Jessica Pizziol - Team Leader - 03 9704 8377


About Uniting

At uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

Visit us: www.vt.uniting.org


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.


Uniting is also committed to equal opportunity and ensuring the workplace is reflective of the community. We encourage people from different backgrounds to apply, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability.

Contact Person Jessica Pizziol
Alternate Contact Person Robyn Barton
Closing Date 05/12/2019
Position Description
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