About the role
Families First Practitioner
Full Time- Ongoing
Career development and training opportunities
Flexible work environment
A supportive team environment
About the Role:
The Families First Practitioner operates within the Families First Service working with families that have children between 0 and 17 years who are current DHHS clients. Families First provides short term and intensive Placement Prevention Interventions to support families to address any issues that may be placing their children at risk of entering Out of Home Care. The Families First Practitioner also undertakes Reunifications Assessments with families to identify suitability for family reunification and how best to support children’s return to parents care. The Families First Program offers tailor-made services to meet families’ specific needs, assesses whether children are growing up in a safe environment and parenting capacity. The Families First Practitioner’s work is guided by goals set by parents, the Families First Practitioner and the Child Protection Practitioner. The Families First Practitioner provides comprehensive psychosocial assessments to Child Protection to assist them with their interventions with families and identify appropriate supports to best meet family and child needs.
Classification: SCHADS Level 5.3
Skills, Duties and Experience:
* Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or equivalent with three years post qualification practice experience required.
* Experience in working with families with complex needs.
* Demonstrated evidence of family assessment skills in working with vulnerable children and skill-based interventions.
* Complete holistic and comprehensive assessments of family functioning, parenting capacity and safety, stability and developmental needs of children aged 0-18 years of age.
* Provide intensive short-term interventions to families to improve parenting capacity, family functioning and the safety, stability and development of their children.
* Write comprehensive assessment reports and maintain records including case notes, plans and statistics within required timelines.
* Develop and maintain effective relationships with Child Protection, other government and community organisations
* Comply with relevant legislation and Baptcare and DHHS policies and procedures.
* Participate in and contribute to program development and innovation.
* Commitment to children’s safety and best interests, and duty of care in the prevention, identification and response to child abuse.
About the organisation
Baptcare is a purpose driven and faith-based organisation working across Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia, providing residential and community care for older people and support to children, families, and people with disability, financially disadvantaged people and people seeking asylum.
Baptcare FACS highly values the work life balance of all staff and working flexibility is deeply embedded into our culture. We offer flexibility of where you work, balanced with deliverables required for the role and Baptcare's duty of care, as well as maintaining the relationship between you and your team. The position offers a flexible work model that encompasses the opportunity to work with clients in the community, work from home and from Baptcare Hubs.
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Families First Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.