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Family Worker

Darebin City Council
  • Permanent, Part time 22.8 hours per week
  • Salary circa $88k (pro rata) plus super
  • Based in Reservoir (WFH flexibility available) with travel around Darebin

About Darebin City Council

Located in Melbourne’s northern suburbs, Darebin City Council is home to one of the largest, most diverse communities in terms of culture, language, religion, socio-economic background, occupation, and housing needs. The city has one of the largest populations of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander residents in metropolitan Melbourne. Our Vision is for a community that works together to advance community life.

About the Role

Our Family Services Team works in partnership with families to develop their parenting skills, increase awareness of the health, developmental, and safety needs of their children and improve community connection and family functioning.
As a Family Worker, you will be responsible for improving the wellbeing of children by supporting families with In-home casework services and through the provision of parenting groups.

  • Provide case work and case management to families with complex issues including the development of family case plans
  • Organise and coordinate multiple agencies and services for families and develop safety and risk plans
  • Provide support and assistance to families by drawing on theoretical concepts and intervention skills
  • Respond in a timely and flexible manner to referrals for family work

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in community and welfare studies e.g. Bachelor of Social Work
  • Case management expertise and experience working with vulnerable families and children with complex needs
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act, 2005 and the Best Interest Framework
  • Specialised skills in the areas of parent education, child management and parenting strategies
  • Group work experience, designing and facilitating parenting groups, with an ability to transfer relevant skills to families


As a progressive leader in Local Government, Darebin City Council is passionate about social inclusion, sustainability, engagement and service excellence. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and recognise the strength this provides in meeting the needs of the community we serve. We are committed to upholding a positive and supportive work environment that values the contribution of all employees and treats all employees with dignity and respect.


We offer a range of benefits to our employees including opportunities for personal and professional development, flexible work practices including working from home options, Employee Assistance Program, recognition and reward program - Appreciate Great and a variety of generous paid and unpaid leave options.

How to Apply

Darebin values diversity and encourages applications from candidates of all backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people of colour. We value people of all abilities and diversity of culture, faith, gender identity and sexual orientation. We welcome unique contributions and perspectives of all people to ensure our workforce is representative of the communities we work with and live in. We’re also happy to adjust our recruitment process to support your accessibility needs.

Candidates must provide a resume, and those who wish to address the Key Selection Criteria in the Position Description may do so in their cover letter.

Contact Lisa Hardy, Family Services Team Leader on 0407 102 423 for a confidential discussion.

The Darebin City Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in its selection and employment practices. Darebin is committed to providing a safe working environment that embraces and values child safety, and thorough ‘Safety Screening’ processes apply.

To work at Darebin City Council, you will be required to supply proof of work rights, a Victorian Employee Working with Children Check and comply with Child Safety standards. All employees are required to undertake an Australian Criminal History Check and may be required to complete a Functional Health Assessment.

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