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Integrated Family Services (IFS) Case Worker

 

  • Full time contract role until June 2018 based in Broadmeadows
  • Competitive sector remuneration, salary packaging and fantastic benefits offered
  • Dynamic, warm and welcoming culture

 

We are looking for a vibrant and enthusiastic Integrated Family Services (IFS) Case Worker to join our team at Uniting.

Formerly Kildonan UnitingCare, we have joined together with 21 UnitingCare agencies to form a new organisation; called Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania). Uniting is now one of the largest community service providers within Victoria and Tasmania. Uniting to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice. Uniting works alongside people of all ages in local communities in Victoria and Tasmania.

What’s involved in our Integrated Family Services (IFS) program?

Integrated Family Services provides a case management and support service for children, young people and their families, who are being impacted upon by disadvantage including poverty, trauma, substance abuse, mental health and family violence and are potentially at risk of becoming involved with the Child Protection system or are already involved with Child Protection.  It is an outreach case management service that aims to enhance family functioning by addressing children’s needs and improving parenting skills and relationships.

We are committed to:

Nurturing and supporting our employees in every way possible and providing staff with the opportunity to learn and grow their careers within ground-breaking programs as part of our warm and engaging culture.

This role offers a wonderful opportunity to join a supportive team committed to innovation, reflective practice and excellence in service provision.

We want to hear from you!

We would love to hear from you if you have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or a related discipline, demonstrated skills and experience in working with disempowered and vulnerable people, including capacity to engage clients and establish effective helping relationships. Knowledge and experience of a range of relevant intervention strategies and frameworks including children’s developmental needs, parent skill development, working with diversity, drug and alcohol recovery, the cycle of violence, crisis planning and family and broader systems is needed.

You will also have a strong ability to network and establish sound working relationships with related services, excellent written and verbal communication skills and intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office (Word/Excel/Outlook) skills.

The Position Description for this role is attached, where you can view the full list of Key Responsibilities and Key Selection Criteria.

Uniting is a Child Safe Organisation!

Uniting is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Our recruitment process involves extensive screening processes prior to appointment including thorough reference checking. All successful applicants must comply with Uniting’s Child Safe Policy. The requirement to undertake a Criminal Records Check with a satisfactory outcome and hold a valid Working with Children Check (E) Card is mandatory. Travel between sites is required therefore you will need to hold a current Victorian Driver's license

For any enquiries about this position, please contact Valerie Ayres-Wearne on (03) 9302 6100.

How to apply

Please apply by sending your cover letter, current resume and a response to the key selection criteria (attached) to:

Marnie Hopkins

People & Culture Coordinator

[email protected]

Applications Close:  Thursday 17th August at 5pm

PLEASE NOTE: ONLY APPLICATIONS ADDRESSING THE SELECTION CRITERIA WILL BE CONSIDERED.

Job contact

Name: Marnie Hopkins

Phone: 9412 5700