Position Details
Reference Number 12412
Position Title Senior Family Services Worker
Employment Type Maximum Term Full Time
Entity Community Services - Management /Admin
Location Windsor
Award Classification Social, Community , Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010 - Social and Community Services Employee Level 6
Hours 76
Position Summary


  • Passion: Family violence specialisation
  • Balance: Full time, small team, work close to home
  • Growth: Large agency focused on internal opportunities & staff development


  • Stimulating Senior Social Work role
  • Family Violence specialisation
  • Work closely with Child Protection
  • Vibrant team and supportive leadership
  • Full time
  • Office location – Windsor – with outreach down to Frankston
  • 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 are seeking a senior Social Worker for a new position as Senior Family Services Worker based in Windsor, with outreach as far as Frankston. 


This role will work with families who are on either Reunification Orders or Family Preservation Orders and are case managed by Child Protection. They will be responsible for completing L17 (Family Violence) assessments for children and families using the “Best Interests” framework.


With clients, they will develop Family Action Plans, Safety Plans and make referrals to other services.  They will use their skills in medium to long term case management, therapeutic case work, advocacy and support to client families.


Connections offers employees:

  • A comprehensive range of professional development opportunities
  • Supportive and regular supervision
  • Career options through a wide range of programs and locations across Uniting
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900 per annum via Advantage salary packaging (www.salary.com.au).


About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the key selection criteria in the position description, including having a relevant tertiary qualification in a field related to Social Work or Psychology.

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

  • List your tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or a related field
  • Summarise your knowledge and use of the Child Youth & Family Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
  • Summarise your knowledge and applied use of theoretical approaches and frameworks relevant to working with children and families
  • Describe a challenging time you had in actively engaging with a family
  • Describe a risk assessment you have undertaken where family violence was a factor


How to apply

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

  • Applications on our website 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.
  • Applications close on Monday 23 October 2017



Get in touch

  • Robyn Barton – Team Leader  (03) 9521 5666
  • Bask Cassar - Program Leader (03) 8792 8999


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 Bask Cassar
Contact Phone 8792 8999
Alternate Contact Person Robyn Barton
Closing Date 23/10/2017
Position Description
Senior Family Services Worker - Windsor - L17 & 200 hours - Max Term - PD - U - 23 Aug 2017.pdf Open
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