Reunification Worker – Temporary Replacement Centacare Catholic Family Services


Assist children to exit the care system by working within a team that is renown in the sector for its unique model of therapeutic practice.

The Role

The Unify Reunification Program aims to strengthen family relationships and maximise parents’ capacity to meet their children’s needs and safely resume their care after a period of placement in care. The Reunification Worker works as part of a team and provides therapeutic, educational, and practical support to families, often on an outreach basis in the family home. The Reunification Worker is responsible for working in partnership with families, the Department for Child Protection, and other professionals by providing case work services to address risk factors and promote child safety and wellbeing. Family Reunification is a voluntary service where families consent to referral.

This is a fixed term contracted opportunity from the 6th of November 2023 to the 30th of June 2024 (a subsequent fixed-term period may be offered until the 28th of February 2025 – subject to funding).

Please read over the position description before applying, to ensure the role is right for you.

What you need to bring


  • Valid Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check (previously known as ‘Child-Related Employment Screening Clearance’)
  • Social Work degree or equivalent
  • Current Driver’s Licence


  • Experience in working with vulnerable families with complex needs
  • Experience working with attachment-based interventions.

What’s in it for you

  • Work in a dedicated team with commitment to social justice
  • Negotiable working days and hours
  • SCHCADS Award 2010 Level 5 $47.50
  • Generous salary packaging to help increase your take home pay
  • Meal and entertainment card option available
  • Excellent Opportunities for ongoing learning and development of therapeutic practice
  • Longstanding and reputable organisation 
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • 6 weeks parental leave for primary carer and 2 weeks for secondary carer
  • Health insurance discounts with Bupa

Who we are

Each year, we support more than 30,000 people through community services in metropolitan and regional South Australia, operating within a strong ethical framework. We are client focused and provide support regardless of race, economic circumstance, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious belief or ethnic background. Centacare is a Child Safe, Quality Accredited Organisation and is a registered NDIS provider. We value the uniqueness of individuals, we consult, collaborate and operate with integrity and professionalism. Centacare is committed to cultivating a harmonious workplace free from harassment and discrimination. Equal opportunity principles align with our mission, vision and values. We believe that treating our workers fairly has a positive impact on our clients and maintains our reputation as a great place to work.

To learn more about us, click on the video Centacare Catholic Family Services – Our Story

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (as one document) outlining how you meet the requirements of this role as outlined in the position description. To access the position description or submit your application click on the Apply button!

Applications close 5pm on Monday, 23 October 2023.

For a confidential discussion about this opportunity please contact Sam Carpenter, Senior Manager, on 08 8159 1463.

With respect, no agencies please. 



Centacare Catholic Family Services

Job Salary

Part time