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Kinship First Support Practitioner

  • Sunshine, Victoria
  • Full-time Fixed Term July 30th 2022
  • Well Being Hour per week
  • Sign on or Commencement Bonus
  • Complex Case Management Bonus
  • Competitive Salary
  • Career Development & Training Opportunities
  • A Supportive Team Environment

About the Company:

Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.

About the Role:

This position provides Assessment and intervention to newly established Kinship Care placements expected to last longer than three months. The position works under the Kinship Model of care and focuses on placement preservation through the provision of assessments and interventions with children and carers who present with a wide range if complex issues.

A key focus of the role is to work in partnership with Child Protection and other support services, as well as children, young people, carers and birth families to provide a holistic trauma informed service using the Best Interests Case Practice Framework.

Duties, Skills and Experience:

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology or equivalent
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understand of Child, Youth and Family Services Act including the Looking after Children Framework, Best Interest Planning Principles, Trauma and Attachment Frameworks and demonstrated knowledge of apply permanency planning principles.
  • Demonstrated evidence informed family assessment skills in working with vulnerable children, families and carers with complex needs.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of the child protection, flexible funding interventions, out of home care and the family support systems and the issues involved in providing services to statutory clients
  • Ability to undertake client centred therapeutic assessments and develop a therapeutic goal plan in partnership with the client that reflects the individual needs of the client.
  • Confident communication skills, in written and verbal English, highly impactful influencing, negotiation, persuasion and problem-solving skills.

How to Apply:

Please click on the 'Apply Now' button on the page to apply.

As part of your application please address the Key Selection Criteria from the Role Statement.Applications close 5pm on 22nd of December 2021.

Please forward queries to:

Belinda Blair at bblair@baptcare.org.au using the subject line: Kinship First Support Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Applicants must have the right to work in Australia.

The successful applicant will be required to undergo a National Criminal History check and a flu vaccination.

Baptcare subscribes to a mobile and flexible work environment. If you require support with the application process, please contact pcservices@baptcare.org.au

Baptcare is committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role and supporting diversity. We welcome applicants who may require adjustments.

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