Position Details
Reference Number 12380
Position Title Family Services Caseworker
Employment Type Permanent Full Time
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Croydon
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 5
Hours 76
Position Summary

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 Family Services Caseworker to join our Eastern Integrated Family Services program, based in Croydon.  This position is ongoing and full time.


Eastern Integrated Family Services:

The Integrated Family Services program is aimed at supporting families who are experiencing difficulties that impact on parenting and family life.  Working in partnership with alliance partners across the municipalities of Manningham, Monash, Booroondara, Whitehorse, Maroondah, Knox and Yarra Ranges, and in close partnership with a range of other agencies including VACCA and Child Protection, the IFS program provides a range of supports to increase the life opportunities for children, young people and families who are in most need.


The Position:

The key objectives of this position are the provision of a high quality service designed to meet the needs of families while ensuring the safety and wellbeing of their children.

This is achieved by:

  • Providing outreach services to families that are flexible and creative to meet the needs of children, young people and their families
  • Proactively intervening and working from an integrated approach with other services to ensure positive outcomes for children, young people and families
  • Developing and implementing tailored interventions in collaboration with children, young people, families and other service providers
  • Undertaking ongoing risk assessments to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people

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 address the following Key Selection criteria in a separate document 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
  • Summarise your knowledge and applied use of theoretical approaches relevant to working with children and families, including: strengths based approach, child development, family systems theory, infant mental health, attachment theory and any others that are relevant
  • Demonstrate your ability by describing examples of how you have assessed risk to families, children and/or adolescents
  • Summarise examples of how you have planned and implemented appropriate interventions in relation to the development of parenting capacity and family functioning
  • Demonstrate your ability by describing examples of how you have actively engaged families


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/s 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 opportunity for you:

  • Glyn Jones - Team Leader - 9724 2222 
  • Monica Robertson - Program Leader - 9724 2222


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.
  • 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: Thursday 20th July 2017


Contact Person Glyn Jones
Contact Phone 9724 2222
Alternate Contact Person Monica Robertson
Alternate Contact Phone 9724 2222
Closing Date 20/07/2017
Position Description
Case Worker - Integrated Family Services - PD CLK - Jun 2017.pdf Open
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