Position Details
Reference Number 12386
Position Title Mother Safe Child Safe Coordinator
Employment Type Maximum Term Part Time
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Dandenong
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 6
Hours 45.60
Position Summary
  • Step up to a senior Coordinator role
  • Develop and facilitate therapeutic group work for women and children who have experienced family violence
  • Use your Social Work professionalism, Trauma Informed practice expertise and group work enthusiasm
  • Part time – 0.6 FTE – three days per week
  • Maximum term to end June 2018
  • Dandenong base
  • Reputable Not for Profit – well-resourced and growing


Uniting Connections is a community organisation supporting over 2000 people every week. We work on family strengthening and early intervention services for people in need. We make a practical difference in people’s everyday lives, giving them a better chance in life now and in the future.



The Mother Safe Child Safe program:

  • Offers a range of group work activities for women and children who have, or are, experiencing family violence
  • Is funded by the Uniting Church Board of Mission and Resource


The Coordinator will:

  • Coordinate and deliver the program
  • Develop and facilitate therapeutic group work for women and children who have experienced family violence
  • Contribute to the growing Family Violence team based in the Dandenong office


 Connections 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
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum via Advantage salary packaging (www.salary.com.au).


To be successful in your application you will meet the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description attached, including having a relevant tertiary qualification in a Social Work or Psychology related field, 



Please address the following Key Selection criteria in a separate document to be uploaded as part of your application:


  • Summarise your tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or a related field
  • Describe examples of your design and facilitation of therapeutic and psycho-educational groups
  • Outline your experience and approach to counselling
  • Provide examples of designing and implementing community education and other promotional strategies
  • Provide examples of your creativity and flexibility in adapting therapeutic strategies to ensure services were relevant to clients from diverse cultural and social backgrounds
  • Describe reports you have prepared for funding bodies


Connections is a proud organisation that takes child protection very seriously.  All candidates are subject to child safety screening and assessment against child safety standards as part of our thorough recruitment process.  Current Working With Children Check, Police Check and a Victorian drivers licence will be required for the successful applicant.


Contact us for more information about this role and how Connections might be a good fit for your career and work life in 2017:

  • Bask Cassar - Program Leader – 8792 8999

Connections has joined together with 21 UnitingCare agencies to form a new organisation; called Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited. From 1 July 2017 all ongoing UnitingCare employees transferred to employment with Uniting. Uniting is now one of the largest community service providers within Victoria and Tasmania. Uniting to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.



Application Information

  • Applications to be lodged via our careers page on our website at http://www.connections.org.au/work-with-us
  • You will be asked to upload your resume and a covering letter with your responses to the key selection criteria detailed above. We recommend that you provide examples that show the range, scale and complexity of your experiences.
  • Uniting (Victoria-Tasmania) applicants – please advise your direct manager of your interest and send a short email to the Program Leader above to alert them to your application; after you have lodged it on eRecruit
  • Application closing date: Monday 24 July 2017
Contact Person Bask Cassar
Closing Date 24/07/2017
Position Description
Mother Safe Child Safe - PT MT - PD CLK - June 2017.pdf Open
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