Child and Family Social Worker

Job Title: Child and Family Social Worker
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Melbourne CBD
Industry: Social Work
Salary: AU$51.66 - AU$58.69 per hour + + super
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH317597_1659059278
Contact Name: Family Services
Contact Email:
Job Published: Jul 29, 2022

Job Description

We are recruiting for Child and Family Locum Practitioners to work in Family Services and Out of Home Care. Multiple short term roles available across Melbourne with the aim to enhance the safety, wellbeing and stability of children and family unit.

You will:

  • Providing a rapid, intensive, wraparound response to meet the safety and developmental needs of children/young people and support the needs of parents

  • Work intensively with children, young people and families to support the family preservation

  • Work flexibly and collaboratively with stakeholders

  • Facilitate referrals to additional services as required, for matters such as Family Violence, Drug and Alcohol, Mental Health, Disability and Trauma.

  • Provide a case management and case work service to clients of the Out of Home Care Program

  • Liaise with birth families regarding their children in kinship/foster care

  • Participate in and contribute to program development and innovation

  • Commitment to the safety, well-being and best interests of children and young people, and duty of care in the prevention, identification, and response to child abuse

You must have:

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related tertiary qualification relevant to child and family welfare

  • Previous experience working with children, youth & families

  • Demonstrated experience in family engagement and assertive outreach case management

  • The ability to assess and respond to risk for children and young people

Why work with Tradewind?

Tradewind Australia is Melbourne's leading agency recruiting for the Social Services sector. We pride ourselves on the strong and long-standing relationships we have formed with our clients and candidates.

We Provide:

  • Your own consultant who will work hard to secure you the right roles for your skill set

  • Access to roles offered exclusively through Tradewind

  • Flexible hours improving your work/life balance

  • No joining fees

How to apply:

  • Follow the link provided (or visit our website and click contact us, then apply now)

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