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Children's Contact Service Practitioner - Warrnambool


the opportunity

We have an exciting opportunity that has arisen in our Warrnambool office as a Children's Contact Service Practitioner.

Funded through the Attorney General Department this casual position is part of the Children’s Contact Service & Family Law Services integrated suite of programs. It holds a critical role focused on providing strength based, child focused, family wellbeing, parenting skills and development support as well as counselling and group work activities for families experiencing conflict post separation.

Warrnambool has so much to offer – some of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in the country. It is an adventure just to live in Warrnambool , and if you don’t we are happy to assist you relocate.

Please visit our website for further information on who we are, our work and our range of programs here.

For more details in relation to this role – skills & experience required please see attached position description.

Who we are looking for:

  • Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following: Family and community services, group work facilitation, counselling.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills -
  • Engagement and rapport building
  • Empathy and reflective skills
  • Supporting parents to develop skills
  • Assess risk and maintain the safety of children
  • Flexibility to work outside of the normal 9am-5pm hours and weekends when required
  • Outreach to Portland, Hamilton and Camperdown.
  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or a related discipline
  • Training: Child Inclusive Practice Model and Triple PPP highly regarded and desirable
  • Experience in child welfare or child protection
  • A post graduate certificate in Mediation and Conflict Resolution is highly desirable but not essential
  • Tertiary qualification in community services, psych, social work or equivalent

What we can offer

  • Casual working hours
  • Great hourly rate $ 56.15 per hour - (SCHCADS level 5 plus casual loading incl)
  • Work close to home
  • Work with a great team who are supportive and a joy to work with

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a WWCC card for VIC.

How to apply:

You can apply for this position today by clicking APPLY NOW.

You can view the position description below and then submit a resume with a cover letter that outlines your skills and experiences as well as your motivation for applying.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Joe-Anne Nicholas, Hiring manager on 03 9695 2243 or Elizabeth Abdilla - Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0499 655 939 or email eabdilla@ozchild.org.au, using the subject line: Children's Contact Service Practitioner enquiry via EthicalJobs. 

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