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Casual (Weekend) Contact Workers

Uniting - Turner, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


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About the opportunity

We are currently seeking supportive and adaptable contact workers to join Uniting’s Children and Families Contact Team based in Turner ACT. These are casual vacancies working predominantly across Saturday’s and Sunday’s, with some weekday shifts available when required.

As a Contact worker you will be responsible for the direct care, supervision and safety of children in Out of Home Care during contact visits with their birth families and significant others. Many of our children you will have likely experienced trauma. Experience working with children that have experienced trauma is desirable but not essential.
We invite likeminded applicants who want to commit to supporting families working towards restoration to apply.

Key Responsibilities:
Supervise, monitor and participate in quality face to face contact visits between children/ young people and their birth families.
Assist children and young people in Out of Home Care to maintain links and develop relationships with their family of origin through positive contact experiences.
Provide transport for children/young people and birth families to facilitate family contact and respite care.
Maintain accurate records in accordance to the programs policies and procedures.

About You

Relevant tertiary qualifications or currently studying a related community sector direct service delivery field.
Experience in the direct care of children and young people.
Knowledge and understanding of child/adolescent behaviour and development.
Current drivers licence and willingness to transport families and children.

Further to this we offer:
Competitive salary packaging options
Vibrant team culture working alongside like-minded individuals
Chance to assist in delivering significant organisational change
Opportunities for professional development and training with a values-based organisation

Please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466 801 937 / asullivan@uniting.org should you have any questions.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check, Working with Venerable People card, Child Protection and Reference Checks

Turner, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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