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Collaborative Practitioner – Youth Crime Prevention

Organisation : Child and Family Services Ballarat

Location : VIC Regional (Ballarat)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : SW5.1-5.3

About the role

  • Part Time 0.8 EFT, Fixed Term Contract until June 2021
  • Based in Ballarat
  • Attractive Salary Packaging options

About the role

The Collaborative Practitioner – Youth Crime Prevention provides specialist advice, consultation, joint work, and support to the Lead workers in order to build their capacity to ensure that care and case planning for young people has a focus on the identified issues contributing to offending behaviour, with the ultimate aim of reducing future offending. The Collaborative Practitioner’s focus will be on developing the capacity of Lead practitioners to work with families with adolescents, through providing direct case advice and consultation. While based at Cafs, the role is about service integration across the Youth and Family Services sector, incorporating work across the range of partner programs involved with the Youth Crime Prevention Program, in particular Berry Street and Ballarat Community Health and in collaboration with family and youth Services and Victoria Police. 


Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Welfare Work, Child Care, Psychology or other appropriate discipline.

 If we could construct the optimal you:

You’re a passionate individual who can work in a small team, independently as well as contribute to the wider Cafs team. Your approach is adaptable depending on who you are working with and you enjoy building relationships with key stakeholders to achieve good outcomes for our clients. You enjoy working collaboratively with all stakeholders, taking a collective approach to your work.

Further information

For a confidential discussion please call Sharon Fecteau, Program Manager on (03) 5337 3333. 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Child and Family Services Ballarat

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity organisation. We embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of our employees, our volunteers, our service users and our community. We welcome applications from a range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTIQ+ people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

How to apply for this role

How to apply

Please submit your application though Cafs online portal by selecting the “apply now” button on our careers webpage.

You will need to prepare a current resume and a cover letter to upload. The cover letter should specify which position you are applying for and a response to each of the following questions:

  • How do your values align to Cafs Values?
  • What is your experience and/or interest in working with children, young people and families?
  • What will you bring to the role?

Please note applicants are not required to address the Key Selection Criteria in their application.

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check.

Please quote in application: Collaborative Practitioner - Youth Crime Prevention via Pro Bono Australia.


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