Current Opportunities

Current Opportunities

Care and Placement Services Support Worker

Apply now Job no: 499155
Work type: Casual
Location: Gippsland
Categories: Child, Youth and Families

  • Leading Community Services Organisation
  • Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
  • Casual position
  • Sale location

About the opportunity

The Care and Placement Services Support Worker is responsible for working with children and young people who may not be residing with their biological family, and who require additional support as part of a placement with a Uniting Carer. The role may also support children and young people who are residing with family, and where intensive supports are in place.

This role contributes to developing and implementing strategies to support positive behaviours, ensuring that the physical and emotional wellbeing of children and young people in out of care services is maximised.

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a Diploma of Community Services or related field (working towards will be considered)

You will also have:

  • A demonstrated knowledge and understanding of issues surrounding the out of home care system and the available resources and services in Gippsland.
  • Ability to build rapport with and motivate young people
  • Conflict resolution and negotiation skills, and the ability to manage challenging behaviours and situations.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe environments for children and young people and protect them from abuse and neglect.

How to apply

If this sounds like you, apply today by submitting the following

  • Cover Letter (1 page outlining your suitability according to the position description)
  • Current Resume (no more than 3 pages)
  • Address the Core selection criteria in the position description

Get in touch

Linde Coggan – Senior Manager Care and Placement Services

T: 0351447777


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 in Victoria 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.

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