Intensive Family Preservation Caseworker

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June 24, 2024

About the role 

This is a full-time closed period contract until December 2025, based in the ACT.  

About the opportunity

Uniting is currently seeking an experienced Intensive Family Preservation Caseworker to join our team in the ACT.   This role is responsible for providing culturally responsive child and family assessments, intensive home visiting, crisis management and casework to prevent unnecessary entry of children and young people into Out of Home Care (OOHC).

Our IFP team (Intensive Family Preservation) work to support vulnerable families who are at risk of further escalation in the child protection system because we believe that supporting families before a crisis improves family resilience and reduces harm to children.

We’re looking for a creative, experienced, organised self-starters; someone as exceptional as the people we support to join us to provide assessment, crisis management, and casework as per the Homebuilders Model to families at high risk of having their children removed into care for protective concerns or who are having their children restored to their care.

What you will be engaged in:

  • Providing planning support and structure for the safety of children and young people and taking appropriate action where the safety of the child or young person is at risk.
  • Assessing families’ strength and needs using the NCFAS G+R and other approved assessment tools.
  • Assisting families to formulate and achieve goals that are child focused and address the safety and well-being of children.
  • Facilitating the development and implementation of case plans with families

Your Qualifications & Experience

  • Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, social welfare or a related discipline.
  • Demonstrated case management experience with at risk children and their families.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and an ability to conduct risk and family assessments using a strengths-based approach.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with families in crisis and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of evidence-based intervention strategies.
  • Demonstrated experience in supporting Aboriginal families using culturally safe and sensitive interventions.
  • Commitment to ongoing training and development to ensure a broad range of evidence-based models as determined necessary by the program.
  • Current Working with Vulnerable People Check
  • Current Driver’s license


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
  • Starting salary of $87,997 base
  • Access to generous salary packaging options
  • Wellbeing programs – fitness passport
  • Access to Uniting’s URewards program
  • Career development opportunities
  • Amazing workplace culture 

Should you have any questions, please contact Belinda Condon from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team at

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Vulnerable People Checks and Reference Checks.  

Closing date: 11:55pm, Monday 24th June 2024


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June 24, 2024

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