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Keeping Families Together Practitioner - Ballarat

Child & Family Services Ballarat Inc.
  • Fixed Term 12 Month Parental Leave Position
  • Part Time 0.8 EFT
  • Level 4 role available, based in Ballarat
  • Base salary of $74,337 pro rata plus attractive salary packaging options available

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity organisation. We embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of our employees, our volunteers, our service users and our community.

We welcome applications from a range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTI people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

About the role

The Keeping Families Together program is a newly developed program that currently holds a high focus across the state within the Child & Family Services sector. It really is an exciting time to be involved in this new initiative that in the last 12 months has grown from strength to strength.

In this important role, you will work with families with the main aims of achieving family preservation or reunification. As a Keeping Families Together Practitioner you will provide comprehensive assessments and client driven interventions aimed at strengthening the ability of families to protect and care for their children, whilst working closely with Child Protection.

You will have the opportunity to work closely with the Team Leader and team by applying your specialised knowledge, guidance, advice and recommendations through your experience and practice. You will play an active role in supporting the team in the delivery of a high quality, responsive and effective service within a strong and professional risk assessment framework.


Degree in Social Work, Welfare Studies or their equivalent, or other tertiary qualification appropriate to public welfare practice.

About you

You are an enthusiastic and committed individual with demonstrated family assessment skills and experience in working collaboratively to achieve outcomes. Your highly developed cultural awareness and sensitivity, partnered with excellent communication skills, will enable you to quickly build strong relationships with families and key stakeholders. You are not afraid of a challenge and constantly seek to grow and develop.

Further information

For a confidential discussion regarding the position please call Bernadette Keogh, Team Leader Keeping Families Together on (03) 5337 3333.

How to Apply

To apply for the role please submit your application via the Apply Now link.

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 the Cafs values?
  • Outline your experience working with vulnerable children and parents within a culturally sensitive, child-centred framework.
  • What will you bring to the role?

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome, an employment Working with Children Check, and Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate.

A position description is attached.

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