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Child and Family Practioner

The Benevolent Society

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The Benevolent Society are expanding their Child and Family Services to South Australia and offer a unique opportunity to make a difference through the Resilient Families Program. Resilient Families is a therapeutic, evidence informed program designed to provide 12-month, intensive, in-home support to families with at least one child aged 9 years and under.

This is an innovative funding model developed in partnership with the South Australian Government.

The Benevolent Society is the first organisation to deliver this program in South Australia.

YOUR NEW ROLE:

As a Child and Family Practitioner, you will provide intensive support to families enabling children to live safely at home where there are significant complex vulnerabilities.

You will provide intensive case management including in-home practical and therapeutic support from an evidence informed, resilience led approach.

You will improve children’s well-being by strengthening family functioning and relationships.

SOME OF THE BENEFITS WE OFFER:

  • We support you to work flexibly; from home, other hubs or flexible hours
  • We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
  • We celebrate the best life moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
  • Self care is important; Monthly accrued day off & purchase additional leave
  • Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available
  • We connect you with your peers & the greater organisation via technology Novated leases & pool cars available

ABOUT YOU:

You will have a degree qualification, at least 3 years work experience in the Child Protection system and:

  • Ability to actively engage high needs families using client-centered, strengths based approaches
  • Understanding of current evidence based practice and intervention approaches for families and children
  • An interest and/or experience in male inclusive practice
  • Ability to work autonomously with families where various psycho-social issues are present
  • High level written and verbal communication
  • Excellent relationship building skills and experience working with the local Aboriginal communities
  • Comfortable working in Evidence Informed Practice with a outcomes focus

Current drivers license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle)

This role is a contract position until April 2023, however could become ongoing.

Please also refer to the complete Position Description attached below. 

next steps

Interested? Apply online today via the Apply Now link. 

Alternatively, you can call Kelly on 0481 466 175 to discuss more about the role.

We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged.

We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).

TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities.

We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.

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