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Child Wellbeing Intake & Assessment Practitioner - Ongoing

Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Our three-year 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.

About the role

  • SCHCADS Level 6
  • Part Time 0.8FTE (6 Month Contract)
  • Bayside Peninsula Location
  • Join a team dedicated to innovation and change in the Family Violence sector

This position will form part of an integrated team within the Support and Safety hub, providing women, families and young people with coordinated access to the information and support they require to be safe, strong and connected.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver intake, screening, triage and assessment to clients providing service planning, targeted interventions, allocation and coordinated referrals.
  • Identify, assess and prioritise risk and needs of women and children, drawing on the expertise of different practitioners in a multi-disciplinary team.

Deliver services and support via phone, within the physical hub and outreach at client’s home or other sites.

About you

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, or related tertiary qualification relevant to Child & Family Welfare is essential in accordance with REC 209
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the diverse range of referral and support options available to women and children who have experienced family violence, vulnerable families presenting with complex needs and perpetrators of family violence within the Bayside Peninsula region
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Best Interest Principles and the ability to undertake Best Interest Assessments of children
  • Make recommendations and referrals to appropriate services based on the needs and risk assessment which takes into account client choice and the range of service options available
  • Ability to work effectively within a multi-skilled, multi-disciplinary team valuing expertise from different sectors applying various lenses to complex problems
  • A sound understanding of Integrated Family Violence Services and Child Protection systems
  • A satisfactory National Police Check
  • A satisfactory International Police Check (if you have resided outside of Australia within the last 5 years)
  • A current Employee Working with Children’s Check (WWCC) or state equivalent

Minimum Mandatory Qualifications Requirements

The minimum mandatory qualifications requirements are in place in Victoria and have been since the 1st of July 2021 are available here.

Please contact us on recruitment@goodshep.org.au using the subject line: Child Wellbeing Intake & Assessment Practitioner - Ongoing enquiry via EthicalJobs if you have any questions about these requirements.

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 $15,900 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 find out more about the role and to review the position description please explore our website: www.goodshep.org.au

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

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