Position Details
Reference Number 13673
Position Title Case Worker - Families First
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 6
Hours 76
Position Summary
  • Passion: Work directly with children and families
  • Balance: Full time, small teams, work close to home
  • Growth: Large agency focused on internal opportunities & staff development


  • Senior role –  SCHCADS Level 6
  • Out of home care placement prevention and reunification focus
  • Intensive short-term case work
  • Complex needs families - work with Child Protection
  • Work with other passionate and talented professionals across disciplines and programs
  • Narre Warren base
  • Full time
  • Maximum term until end of April 2019
  • Options for transfer and extensions
  • 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 opportunities

We have an opportunity for an experienced Social Worker in our Placement Prevention and Reunification group to work in the Families First program. 


This role is funded until the end of April 2019, but there will be options for transfer or extension available.


Your busy day will include:

  • Intensive short term case work, with regular home visits and transport of clients
  • Undertaking complex family assessments
  • Planning, analysis and review of family interventions
  • Participation in Family Group Conferences
  • Working with CALD and Aboriginal families
  • Comprehensive case noting, report writing and case file management


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 Paywise salary packaging (www.paywise.com.au).


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.


You will be asked to address the following questions related to the person specifications in a separate document to be uploaded as part of your application:

  • Summarise your knowledge and applied use of theoretical approaches and the Best Interest Principles relevant to working with children and families
  • Describe examples of how you have planned and implemented appropriate interventions in relation to the development of parenting capacity and family functioning
  • Describe examples of how you have worked together with Child Protection on complex cases


How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about these roles 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 questions above. We recommend that you provide examples that show the range, scale and complexity of your experiences.
  • Applications close Monday 21 January 2019


Get in touch

  • Sally Brennan – Program Leader  (03) 9704 8377


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 Sally Brennan
Closing Date 21/01/2019
Position Description
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