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Advanced Practitioner Intake and Placement Support - Ballarat

Child & Family Services Ballarat Inc.
  • Ongoing Position – 1 EFT
  • Base Salary Classification / Range – SW6 ($92,000 - $96,000) plus superannuation and salary packaging options
  • Flexible, family friendly environment

Cafs is here for those who need us. We are committed to providing an environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, where their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. We do not tolerate family violence and are committed to ending family violence. We nurture a culture of inclusion and equity for all, and ensure we are a powerful platform and leader in the community for social change.

About the role

This is a technical leadership role that will support the Team Leader Intake and Placement Support and the practitioners within the team. The Advanced Practitioner will hold a small reunification caseload and work closely with the team leader to ensure a focus on continuous improvement to the intake, placement support and reunification, where applicable, of children and young people who are temporarily unable to live with their birth parents.

Our ideal candidate for this important role:

  • Has an unwavering commitment to the safety of children and young people
  • Has proven experience in high quality case management
  • Understands that the environment for children to thrive is connected to safety, stability and great quality relationships with their Carers
  • Is experienced in developing and maintaining operational processes and procedures
  • Is an exceptional communicator who understands the value of connected relationships
  • Has demonstrated skills in Supervision
  • Has excellent organisation and time management skills


Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Welfare Studies, Community Service or related discipline.

Further information

For a confidential discussion please call Nicole Cameron, Team Leader Intake and Placement Support on (03) 5337 3333.

How to apply

A full position description is on our careers webpage https://www.cafs.org.au/current-positions-available.

You will need to prepare a current resume and a cover letter to upload. The cover letter should specify which position you are applying for and a response to each of the following questions:

  • How do your values align to Cafs Values?
  • What is your experience and/or interest in working with children, young people and families?
  • What will you bring to the role?

Please note applicants are not required to address the Key Selection Criteria in their application. Applications will be reviewed upon being received.

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check and must hold a valid Covid Vaccination Certificate.

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