Senior Family Services Practitioner Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited


  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Full Time | Ongoing
  • Based at Croydon

About the opportunity

We have an opportunity for a Senior Family Services Practitioner to join our Integrated Family Services Program.

The Integrated Family Services Program supports families who are experiencing high levels of stress and difficulties that impact on parenting, family life and children’s well being. Responding to referrals from The Orange Door, the program provides assertive outreach and home based supports.

As a Senior Family Services Practitioner, you will support the Team Leader in managing workflows and provide guidance and mentoring support to Practitioners within the team. The role will carry a caseload and provide intensive case management support to families who present with a higher level of complexity. Working collaboratively with Child Protection and other agencies, the Senior Practitioner will support families to enhance parenting capacity, family functioning and promote child safety.

View the full position description here:  PD – Senior Family Services Practitioner, Child & Family Services.pdf

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 social work, psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

  • Extensive case management experience within the child, youth and family welfare sector
  • Well-developed understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
  • Previous experience providing mentoring support to staff and/or students
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other services, agencies and professionals to achieve successful client outcomes
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to form effective working relationships and foster a positive team culture

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the person specification in the position description)
  • Current resume

Applications close Thursday 03 August 2023.

Get in touch

For more information or a confidential discussion about the role, please contact Rachelle Kennelly – Manager, Child & Family Services Outer East on 03 9724 2229 (during business hours).

About Uniting

At Uniting we are passionate about working together to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice.

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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 relevant Working with Children Check in your State prior to commencement of any paid or unpaid work and/or participation in any service or undertaking. It is a condition of employment that all eligible workforce receive the COVID-19 vaccination and supporting evidence may be requested in order to perform duties at any of Uniting’s workplaces.

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.



Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Limited

Job Salary

Full time