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Lead Practitioner - Future Pathways

Anglicare Victoria

Your role:

As the Lead Practitioner it is your role to liaise with DFFH, monitor risk and safety plans and identify performance trends and areas for improvement.

Future Pathways is part of AV’s approach to the Department of Families, Fairness & Housing’s (DFFH) state-wide initiative to support Family Preservation & Reunification (FPR). The Future Pathways team compliment a suite of family supports provided within the FPR model. 

The Future Pathways program is an innovative approach built on practice elements such as motivational interviewing, communication skills building and goal setting to respond to identified needs and achieve real and demonstrable outcomes.

For more specific information about the program, position and key responsibilities, please view the position description attached here: Download FilePosition Description - Lead Practitioner (AVAW LP FPR FP 2021V1).pdf

About you:

  • A practitioner who has previously lead teams or provided secondary case consults
  • Ability to reflect on practice and spot gaps in service delivery
  • Provide coaching and feedback
  • Previous experience in a therapeutic environment ideally utilising recognised therapy practices such as motivational interviewing
  • Knowledge and experience working with families with complex needs, mental health, AOD, family violence
  • Willingness to work outside of normal hours to see families together and at home
  • Ability to engage quickly and assess risk
  • Experience in out of home care would be beneficial


  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with relevant experience; or diploma level with substantial experience

The important stuff:

  • Salary above $100,000 plus super plus salary packaging (Level 7 SCHCADS)
  • Office location: Werribee
  • Step in to a role that allows you to develop and improve your leadership skills
  • 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:

We will review applications as they come in and may interview before the closing date if we can, so please do not delay your application.

To apply for this position please click apply below.

You will also be requested to attach your resume and cover letter that describes your motivation to apply for this role and any skills and experience relevant to the role.

To discuss the details of the role or to ask any questions please reach out to Deb Ireland, Program Manager of Family and Community services. Mb: 0499 071 653 or email: deb.ireland@anglicarevic.org.au, using the subject line: Lead Practitioner - Future Pathways enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honor 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.

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.

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