Position Details
Reference Number 11350
Position Title Child FIRST Intake and Assessment Worker
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
  • Establish your Social Work skills in risk assessment and crisis intervention – Child FIRST.
  • Varied and intense Social Work role
  • Support parenting & family functioning
  • Vibrant team and supportive leadership
  • New Social Work Graduates – set up the foundation for your career with mentoring and training
  • Experienced Social Workers - bring your experience and specialisation
  • Full time, maximum term - 8 - 12 months
  • Reputable Not for Profit – well established 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.

 

We have an exciting opportunity for a full time maximum term Child FIRST Intake and Assessment Worker to join the team at the Connections Narre Warren office.  

 

Child FIRST (Family Information Referral and Support Team) provides

  • The common intake point for referrals from DHHS Child Protection, schools, other community service organisations and the general community
  • Support for families that require a Family Service
  • Support for the well-being of children

 

A typical busy day will include:

  • Receive referrals into the Child FIRST service as part of a committed team
  • Use your communication skills to build rapport and carry out phone based risk and needs assessment
  • Provide information and advice to referrers
  • Offer crisis intervention
  • Prepare reports and case notes
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with other agencies for client referral and support

 

Connections 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 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 provide responses online to the following questions related to the Key Selection Criteria:

  • Summarise your tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or a related field
  • Summarise your knowledge and use of the Child Youth and Families Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
  • Demonstrate your ability by describing examples of how you have actively engaged families, over the phone and by outreach
  • Demonstrate your ability by describing examples of how you have assessed risk to families, children and/or adolescents

 

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 are 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 any further questions about this role and how Connections might be a good opportunity for you:

  • Samantha Benson - 9705 3939

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 need to provide responses online to the questions related to the Key Selection above.  Please prepare your responses in advance so that you can copy them in to the spaces provided. Most responses should be at least a paragraph in length.  We recommend that you provide examples that show the range, scale and complexity of your experiences.
  • You will also be asked to upload your resume and a covering letter describing your interest in this role, and in working at Connections
  • Connections and UnitingCare (Victoria-Tasmania) applicants – please advise your direct manager of your interest and send a short email to the Recruiting Manager to alert them to your application; after you have lodged it on eRecruit
  • Application closing date: Monday 17 July 2017
Selection Criteria Essential: Summarise your tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or a related field
Essential: Summarise your knowledge and use of the Child Youth and Families Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
Essential: Demonstrate your ability by describing examples of how you have actively engaged families, over the phone and by outreach
Essential: Demonstrate your ability by describing examples of how you have assessed risk to families, children and/or adolescents
Contact Person Samantha Benson
Contact Phone 97053939
Alternate Contact Person Rabia Sikander
Alternate Contact Phone 97053939
Closing Date 17/07/2017
Position Description
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