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Family Services Practitioner

Anglicare Victoria

Your role:

The role involves the provision of an in-home family casework service, working in partnership with families with the aim of strengthening parenting capacity and family resilience.  The work involves taking steps to reduce risks to children's safety and wellbeing and that of other family members, as well as working with families to empower them to enhance their parenting capacity and family functioning and therefore to improve outcomes for children.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A relevant degree in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or a related degree in behavioural sciences with experience in the relevant service stream. 
  • Demonstrated resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma, violence or neglect.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to working within the ‘Best Interest Principles’ outlined within the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and a sound understanding of the Victorian Child Protection system. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with families who have multiple and complex needs, utilising a child-focused family-centred approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of individual and systemic theories which underpin effective in-home family based interventions.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders to reach the best outcomes for children, young people and families, including a demonstrated awareness of the Child Information Sharing Scheme, the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the MARAM Framework.
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office packages and other statistical databases such as IRIS.

The important stuff!

  • Permanent position
  • Part time 3 days per week
  • Salary is around $51,000-$52,000 at 0.6FTE plus access to salary packaging to increase your take home pay
  • Office location is Preston
  • Access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits supporting your physical and mental health
  • Professional development, training, support and a culture of inclusivity and resilience
  • Our Rainbow Tick Accreditation
  • A leadership team that are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families

How to Apply:

A detailed position description is attached.

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 Jan Pfeiffer on 0408 053 196.

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. In line with Anglicare Victoria’s Covid 19 Vaccination Policy we require all staff, students and volunteers to provide evidence of full vaccination against Covid-19 or provide a valid medical exemption.

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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