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Family Engagement Consultant

  • 493620
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time permanent

Family Engagement Consultant

  • Inspiring and connecting, imagining and doing - join Uniting as we take real steps to make the world a  better place
  • Be part of a passionate and collaborative team advocating for children, young people, carers and families

About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  • The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship, adoption or quality long term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for young people 18-25 years who have left foster care and for the next 4 years will collaborate with Uniting’s Extended Care Pilot program team to provide holistic support to young people using the Advantage Thinking approach

About the role

  • This role is responsible for identifying and engaging with a child or young person’s network, with the goal of supporting the development of a sustainable network for life of caring and significant people in their life
  • This role is a specialist position making a significant contribution to the casework team in regards to permanency planning, leading the implementation of the integrated approach for Family Finding model and coordinating aftercare light touch across the region
  • For more details refer to the attached job description

About you

  • Strong advocate for children, young people and families
  • Skilled decision maker for children’s best interests underpinned by a demonstrated commitment to hearing the voices of children and young people
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Proven ability to build effective networks to support children
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of family finding principles
  • Collaborative team player
  • Committed to compliance - legal, government and policy

Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are
  • Work you’ll be proud of
  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including -
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

 

Closing date: Mar 14, 2021

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