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Child Wellbeing Practitioner - Bendigo

Anglicare Victoria
  • Opportunity to be part of a dynamic integrated service delivery model
  • Located in Bendigo
  • Ongoing Position

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 Orange Door will bring together different workforces and practices from Community Service and Government agencies, as stakeholders, to create an integrated multi-disciplinary Orange Door team. This will ensure that the community has access to a consolidated intake point that will service the six Local Government Area’s across the Loddon catchment area, creating a new way of support for the Loddon community.

The pivotal function of the Orange Door will be to:

  • Support women, families and children experiencing family violence, with a key focus on ensuring the safety of women, children and young people experiencing family violence.
  • Ensure a focus on perpetrators of family violence, to keep them in view and hold them accountable for their behaviour.
  • Receive referrals about vulnerable children (or an unborn) and their families where there are significant concerns about their well-being.
  • Support a coordinated response to a range of different needs and connect service users with the most appropriate service.
  • Conducting intake screening i.e. assessment of initial need/risk issues and prioritisation for service delivery in consultation with other stakeholders. 
  • To work in partnership with key stakeholders including the, North Central Victoria Family Services Alliance, VicPOL, Health providers and local Government.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at a degree level or associated diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream.
  • Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive safety and wellbeing assessments and work within the Best Interest Principles as outlined within the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005.
  • Sound understanding of the Child Protection and welfare system, and experience in collaboration with a range of professionals in a care team approach.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management and organisational skills.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

How to Apply:

Detailed position description:  Download File Child Wellbeing Practitioner Orange Door October 2021.pdf

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 Karen Wallace, Child Wellbeing Team Leader on 1800 512 359.

We would encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position early.

Please note that on Friday, 7 October 2021, the Victorian Government’s Chief Health Officer issued COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination (Workers) Directions. As an employer, AV is required to comply with the terms of these directions.  Workers covered in these directions are required to have their first COVID-19 vaccine dose by Friday 15 October 2021 in order to perform work outside of their ordinary place of residence. Further, such workers will also be required to have their second dose by 26 November 2021. Please be aware that this role is covered by the Chief Health Officer’s Directions.

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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