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Adolescent & Family Support Practitioners

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand
  • Join a true values based organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • 2 positions available: 1 x full time maximum term until Jan 2023 & 1 x part time (0.8 FTE), Ongoing
  • $86,546 (pro rata for part time) + super, salary packaging (up to $18,000 tax free) & gifted leave
  • Based in Marrickville, NSW

About the role

The RISE (Resilience, Independence, Support, and Engagement) is an early intervention program that supports young people (aged 10–17) and their families who may be facing challenges that are impacting on education, safety, health and wellbeing. We offer support through one-on-one case management and engaging in-school therapeutic workshops.

The RISE Adolescent & Family Support Practitioner facilitates strengths-based, trauma-informed interventions to build capacity, develop connection and increase resilience for the young person and their family. The RISE Adolescent & Family Support Practitioner works closely with education, other support services, NSW Police and DCJ to achieve holistic support for the family.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.

About you

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in social work, counselling, psychology, welfare studies at a degree level or relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in case management and casework including the ability to carry out intake, assessment and make recommendations on service response
  • Demonstrated experience working from a competency/strengths-based, trauma informed, solution-focused framework with adolescents and families presenting with complex needs and behaviours (e.g. substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability, relationship issues) and/or from CALD or Indigenous backgrounds
  • Knowledge of developmental stages of adolescence and its effects on their behaviour.
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma on family systems and individual development.
  • Evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, a current Employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (International Police Check if resided overseas in the last 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

About us

Our strategy outlines the world we want to see and our role advancing in it. It also speaks to the positive impact we will deliver to support women, girls and families to be safe, secure, strong and connected. We are committed to tackling the issues of our time which adversely affect them. We work to advance equity and social justice and support our communities to thrive.

We seek to increase economic participation and wellbeing, to build resilience, improve safety and bring about system change. We offer microfinance programs and products, financial counselling and coaching, family violence support, parenting programs and playgroups, education programs and community houses. These services are complemented by research and advocacy to address the underlying structural causes of injustice, exclusion, and inequality.

Why Good Shepherd?

At Good Shepherd, each member of our team is valued, we strive to support people to grow both personally and professionally. We offer generous conditions and flexible working hours to support employees to balance their personal and work life.

Benefits include:

  • Salary packaging (which can add up to $18,000 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid study leave
  • Paid parental leave
  • Gifted leave at Christmas and Easter
  • Additional purchased annual leave
  • Flexible work hours/working from home where possible
  • Long service leave due after 10 years, with access after seven
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service

To submit your application, click Apply Now.

A position description is attached.

In line with the Government's COVID-19 health and safety requirements, all of Good Shepherd’s assessment processes will be facilitated remotely using various online tools. The People and Culture Team in collaboration with hiring Managers will work with you to find the most convenient method to ensure your safety and wellbeing and that of our employees.

We are not currently conducting face to face interviews/inductions. These processes will be completed online for those who are successful in securing a position with Good Shepherd.

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