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Child First Practitioner

Anglicare Victoria
  • Based in the Outer East region, Lilydale Office
  • Full time
  • The roles is Classified as SCHADS Level 5 with Salary packaging available

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position:

The Anglicare Child and Family Information and Referral Support Team (Child FIRST) supports families referred from professionals, families and organisations who contact Child FIRST when they have concerns about the safety and wellbeing of children and young people. Child FIRST provides information and advice, conducts initial assessments and refers families to the supports they need. The aim of the program is to increase the safety and wellbeing of children and young people while in the care of their families, and prevent them from entering the child protection system. 

The position requires flexible and innovative interventions to address the families needs to support their safety and wellbeing. This Child FIRST team covers the outer-east catchment (Yarra Ranges, Maroondah and Knox local government areas) and sits alongside a range of teams within the broader Family Services Program.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:  

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology and/or related behavioural science at a degree level; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at the required level.
  • A good understanding of the social context of child abuse and neglect and experience in applying relevant theoretical approaches to deliver outcomes.
  • Experience in active engagement of vulnerable children, youth and families and delivering a range of interventions to improve their outcomes
  • Experience in conducting risk and needs assessments, and developing and implementing action plans
  • Skills in case management that includes developing linkages to community supports

How to Apply:

Position Description - Child FIRST Practitioner

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Helen Flavel on 9721 3688.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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