Position Details
Reference Number 13825
Position Title Family Services Practitioner - Croydon
Employment Type Maximum Term 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
  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full time, maximum term position until June 2020
  • Establish, expand or transfer your social work skills

 

About the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity for a social worker to join our Integrated Family Services team based at Croydon. The position is full time, maximum term until June 2020 (indirect parental leave replacement position).

 

The Family Services program:

  • Aims to support families who are experiencing high levels of stress and difficulties that impact on parenting, family life and children’s well being
  • Respond to referrals from Child FIRST
  • Provides home based supports through assertive outreach

In a typical day, a Family Services Practitioner might:

  • Use a creative approach to arrange a visit with a reluctant new family
  • Build rapport to carry out a strengths and risk assessment in the client’s home or child’s school
  • Review with your supervisor plans to support a family’s goals
  • Consult with an internal Family Violence specialist on resources for the needs of a child you are working with
  • Finalise case notes and prepare a report for other agencies that you are working with on a complex case
  • Celebrate with a client the achievement of a goal
  • Discuss a difficult case with your team members in a Reflective Practice meeting

 

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 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 & Family Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
  • Describe a time you have needed to be particularly innovative to encourage engagement with a reluctant family. What specific strategies were implemented? What was the outcome?
  • Describe how you form effective working relationships with both clients/colleagues and also maintain professional boundaries.

 

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 Monday 16 December 2019

 

Get in touch

  • Team Leader – Alana Blacket – 03 9724 2222
  • Program Leader – Andrea Nash – 03 9724 2222

 

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 Alana Blacket
Alternate Contact Person Andrea Nash
Closing Date 16/12/2019
Position Description
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