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Case Worker - Adoption and Permanent Care

Advertiser: Uniting Victoria and Tasmania3.2 out of 53.2 overall rating (41 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 Feb 2020
Location
Melbourne, Bayside & South Eastern Suburbs
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Case Worker - Adoption and Permanent Care

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent full time | Based at Dandenong
  • Counselling & social work role. Support infants & children into permanent, concurrent care & adoptive homes. Complex cases & team management support.

 

About the opportunity

We have an opportunity for a social worker to join our Adoption, Permanent Care and Carer Intake team based at Dandenong. The position is full time and ongoing.

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

 View the full position description here

 

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. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter (addressing the selection criteria questions above)
  • Current Resume

Applications close Wednesday 26 February 2020

 

Get in touch

 

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. 

  • Leading community services organisation
  • Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration
  • Permanent full time | Based at Dandenong
  • Counselling & social work role. Support infants & children into permanent, concurrent care & adoptive homes. Complex cases & team management support.

 

About the opportunity

We have an opportunity for a social worker to join our Adoption, Permanent Care and Carer Intake team based at Dandenong. The position is full time and ongoing.

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

 View the full position description here

 

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. Please upload the following as part of your application:

  • Cover Letter (addressing the selection criteria questions above)
  • Current Resume

Applications close Wednesday 26 February 2020

 

Get in touch

 

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. 

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