Position Details
Reference Number 13837
Position Title Case Worker - Adoption & Permanent Care
Employment Type Permanent 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 5
Hours 45.60
Position Summary
  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent part time, 3 days per week, based at Dandenong


About the opportunity

We have an opportunity for a social worker to join our Adoption, Permanent Care and Carer Intake team based at our Dandenong office (51 Princes Hwy). The position is permanent part time, working 45.6 hours per fortnight. The team at Uniting covers the Southern Melbourne (Greater Dandenong, Casey and Shire of Cardinia) and Bayside Peninsula Divisions (comprising Frankston, Mornington Peninsula, Bayside, Glen Eira, Kingston, Port Phillip and Stonnington Councils).


The Case Worker will:

  • Provide training and assessment of carer applications
  • Assess children requiring placement
  • Shortlist placements for children
  • Supervise and support families and children in placement
  • Provide relinquishment counselling for birth parents
  • Provide counselling to adopted people and their families in relation to past adoptions
  • Provide pre and post legal support to children, their carers and birth families


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 covering letter to be uploaded as part of your application:

  • Summarise your knowledge and use of the Child Youth & Family Act 2005, Adoption Act and Best Interest Principles
  • Describe a challenging time you had in actively engaging with a family
  • Describe the types of written reports and case notes you have prepared and the feedback on the quality and timeliness of these that you have received


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 on Thursday 12 December 2019



Get in touch

  • Lisa Abbey - Program Leader - 03 8792 8999


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 wellbeing 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 Lisa Abbey
Alternate Contact Person Rabia Sikander
Closing Date 12/12/2019
Position Description
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