Position Details
Reference Number 13659
Position Title Family Support Worker - SASP project
Employment Type Permanent Part Time
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Pakenham
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 5
Hours 45.60
Position Summary
  • Passion: Work with young people, families, communities and schools
  • Balance: Part time, close to your home, friendly team
  • Growth: Large agency focused on staff development & internal opportunities
  • Support vulnerable and at-risk young people to engage in education
  • Family case management
  • SCHCADS Level 5 position
  • Part time, 0.6 FTE – 3 days per week
  • Permanent position
  • Based in Pakenham
  • Career options with large and growing agency
  • 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

We have an exciting opportunity for a Family Support Worker to join our School Attendance Support Program on a permanent, part time basis.  The role is based in Pakenham.


The School Attendance Support Program (SASP) is an innovative project, in government primary schools in the Shire of Cardinia and Cranbourne, to address school attendance issues.


Reporting to the Educational Support Services Team Leader, this role is responsible for:

  • Working collaboratively with a number of primary schools in the Shire of Cardinia and Cranbourne
  • Identify and engage ‘at risk’ students with significant school attendance issues
  • Referrals provided to engage students and their families and assist in improving school attendance
  • Explore barriers to regular school attendance and develop strategies to overcome these


Uniting offers employees:

  • A comprehensive range of professional development opportunities
  • Supportive and regular supervision
  • Career options through a wide range of programs and locations
  • 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 Social Work, Education 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:


  • List your tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Education or a related field
  • Summarise your knowledge and insight into barriers to school attendance and related issues
  • Summarise your knowledge and use of the Child Youth and Families Act 2005, Best Interest Principles and the Child Protection System
  • Summarise your knowledge and applied use of theoretical approached and frameworks relevant to working with children and families, and family strengthening
  • Provide examples of how you have prepared for and conducted group meetings, relevant to student support group meetings
  • Provide examples of reports that you have prepared for government bodies


How to apply

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


  • Applications on the website: https://connections.mercury.com.au
  • 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 17 December 2018



Get in touch

  • Team Leader – Sarah Lucas – 03 5945 3900 


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 Sarah Lucas
Contact Phone 59453900
Alternate Contact Person Rebecca Pettit
Closing Date 17/12/2018
Position Description
Family Support Worker - School Attendance Support Program - PT MT - PD U - Nov 2018.pdf Open
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