Published January 8, 2022
Last Modified January 12, 2022
Uniting Vic Tas
Location
349 Bell Street, Australia
Job Type
Category
Suburb
Preston
Contact Phone Number
Closing Date
January 1, 1970

Job Description

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Part Time (60.8 hrs per fortnight), Max Term (until 30 June 2022)

About the opportunity

Caring Dads combines elements of parenting, fathering, family violence and child protection practice to enhance the safety and well-being of children.

Program principles emphasize the need to enhance men’s motivation, promote child-centred fathering, address men’s ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive co-parenting with children’s mothers, recognize that children’s experience of trauma will impact the rate of possible change, and work collaboratively with other service providers to ensure that children benefit (and are not unintentionally harmed) as a result of father’s participation in the intervention.

The Caring Dads Clinician will be responsible for joint facilitation of the Caring Dads program, undertaking individual assessments of men undertaking the program and collaboration with services involved with the client to manage the risks associated with the participants.

About you

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences is desirable.
  • Preferred Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment.
  • Preferred Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Experience facilitating group work.
  • Experience with and demonstrated understanding of working with families where alcohol or other drug use is part of the family dynamic.
  • Experience and understanding of the Family Violence system and theoretical frameworks.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by emailing the below:

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability by addressing the key/core selection criteria according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)

Applications close on Thursday 20 January 2022

Get in touch

For more information about the role, please contact Keryn Ralph, Manager – Catchment Clinical Services on 0447 200 374

About Uniting

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

Visit us: https://www.unitingvictas.org.au/

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.

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.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Relevant health and or welfare Tertiary Qualification such as Social Work, Psychology, Nursing or Allied Health Sciences is desirable.
  • Registration with a professional body is also desirable.
  • Preferred Certificate IV in AOD or have completed the core competencies (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment.
  • Preferred Competencies in dual diagnosis (or able to complete within the first 24 months of employment).
  • Experience facilitating group work.
  • Experience with and demonstrated understanding of working with families where alcohol or other drug use is part of the family dynamic.
  • Experience working within a research and evaluation pilot context would be desirable.
  • Experience and understanding of the Family Violence system and theoretical frameworks.
  • Experience in leading critical reflection, applying theoretical frameworks and referring to research and literature to inform case practice and decision-making at a superior level.
  • Values alignment: ability to demonstrate and authentically promote Uniting’s values
  • Demonstrated understanding and skill in applying the relevant case practice models in undertaking assessments, decision-making, planning and interventions to respond to the client’s needs.
  • Broad knowledge of both specialist and mainstream family violence and community services and ability to navigate the service system at both a local and state-wide level.
  • Advanced understanding of alcohol and other drug treatment and experience providing individual and group counselling, risk assessments and working with high risk, statutory clients.
  • Current Australian Drivers Licence