Child FIRST and Family Services Practitioners

Child FIRST & Family Services Practitioners


Looking to join a new team and take your career to new heights?

Child FIRST & Family Services are part of UMFC’s Child & Family Services that provides intake, assessment, onward referral & case work options to vulnerable children and their families. We currently have the following opportunities for passionate, resilient and innovative individuals to join our team across Wodonga and Wangaratta.

Family Services Practitioner

Full-time (38 hrs pw) ongoing regional position based in Wodonga

Child FIRST Practitioner

Full-time (38 hrs pw) ongoing regional position based in Wangaratta

To excel in the above roles, you’ll have a tertiary qualification in Social Sciences, Social Work, Psychology, Welfare or equivalent and the experience to back it up.  If the idea of making a difference in your community where it’s needed most resonates with you, don’t delay – apply now.

Further enquiries to Kath Kerin at or by phoning 02 6055 8000.

Applications close 5pm, Wednesday 4 May 2016.


Important Application Information

When applying for the above position, applicants must include the following:

  • A document addressing the key selection criteria
  • A covering letter with your full name, address, and contact details, along with the title of the position being applied for
  • A copy of your current curriculum vitae including qualifications, professional affiliations and employment history
  • The names and contact details of at least three recent professional referees

The successful applicant will be required to undergo and pass a National Police Check, completed and paid for by UMFC, which must be cleared prior to commencement.

If a Working with Children Check is required it will be stated in the Position Description for the relevant position.

Victorian Workers: Where required the successful applicant will need to hold a current Employee Victorian Working with Children Check and supply their card as evidence so that the status can be checked by UMFC. They will also need to update their employer details on the relevant card.

NSW Workers: Where required the successful applicant will need to hold a current Employee NSW Working with Children Check. They will need to supply the WWC number and date of birth so that their check can be verified by UMFC.

For further information or to apply for a WWCC please visit:

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