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Therapeutic Child Protection Caseworker

  • 499183
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Part time permanent

About the role:

The Therapeutic Practitioner provides therapeutic family casework services using the Functional Family Therapy (FFT)-Child Welfare (CW) model to families referred by Department of Communities and Justice (DCJ), where there is physical abuse and/or neglect of a child aged 0-17 years. These children are considered to be at high risk of further escalation in the Child Protection (CP) system, which can result in entry into Out of Home Care (OOHC).

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Work closely with the FFT-CW model consultants and DCJ, you will carry a case load and deliver in-home services in line with the FFT-CW to families service delivery.
  • Deliver services in a culturally inclusive and respectful manner to Aboriginal families and families who come from a variety of cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Contribute positively to the development of collaborative partnerships with DCJ in the region, and other key organisations. 

About You:

  • Degree in Social Work or Psychology, or a related Bachelor’s Degree and three year or more relevant clinical casework experience with children and families, in a child protection setting.
  • Willingness to be trained and participate in all activities associated with the FFT-CW model.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families when required.

Further to this we offer:

  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities across our varied service streams.
  • Work within an organisation that has a positive impact on clients and the communities in which they live.
  • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective and practice supervision opportunities.
  • Salary packaging benefits up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check, and Covid Vaccinations.

For more information about the role, please contact Soraya Kauhiva, Talent Acquisition Specialist 0466 867 721 /

 We will be screening applications for an interview as soon as they are received.

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