School Attendance Support Program Practitioner - [NFS-994]

School Attendance Support Program Practitioner - [NFS-994]

21 Nov
Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania

21 Nov

Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania


- Leading community services organisation

- Salary packaging and competitive sector remuneration

- Permanent full time opportunity

- Based at Pakenham

About the opportunity

The School Attendance Support Program (SASP) is an innovative program delivered across government primary schools within City of Casey and Cardinia Shire. The program supports at-risk young people to engage in education, with the aim of improving school attendance and facilitating student, family, school and community integration.

As a SASP Practitioner, you will work collaboratively with primary schools to identify and engage at-risk students with significant school attendance issues.

The role will provide intensive short to medium-term case management support to referred children and families, assist them to explore barriers to regular school attendance, and develop strategies to overcome these barriers.

View the full position description here

About you

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a degree qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

- Demonstrated case management experience within the child, youth and family welfare sector

- A strengths-based, child-centered approach to case management

- Knowledge of child development and the barriers experienced by disengaged learners

- Strong risk assessment and risk management skills

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

How to apply

If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

- Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the person specification in the position description)

- Current resume

Applications close Wednesday 1 December 2021

Get in touch

Kathleen Carns – Team Leader, Family Services & SASP

T: (03) 5945 3900

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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