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Family Services Practitioner

Organisation : Anglicare Victoria

Location : Melbourne (Werribee)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 31 Jan, 2020

About the role

  • Join our friendly & supportive team working with vulnerable children and families.
  • Full-Time Fixed Term Contract up to February 2021 (Parental Leave position).
  • Werribee location

The Position:

The role involves the provision of an in-home family casework service, working in partnership with families with the aim of strengthening parenting capacity and family resilience.  The work involves taking steps to reduce risks to children’s safety and wellbeing and that of other family members, as well as working with families to empower them to manage their life situation and to take charge of their lives, including having a positive engagement with their community.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level;
  • Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma;
  • Experience in working with families in any of the following service areas is desirable: family services, child protection, housing, domestic violence, mental health, and/or alcohol and other drugs;
  • Demonstrated experience working with high needs, complex families, utilizing a child focused family centred approach;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders to reach the best outcomes for children, youth and families.

Please refer to the Position Description for further information: Download File PD IFS Werribee Jan 2020.pdf

 

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Anglicare Victoria

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

How to apply for this role

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents. 

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check, a current Drivers Licence and to complete a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

For further enquiries contact Lianna Muscat on 9731 2500.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.


Please quote in application: Family Services Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.


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