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Senior Practitioner – Connect Program

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Organisation : Kids First

Location : Melbourne (Heidelberg )

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families, Health – General, Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 22 Oct, 2021

About the role

                                                           Fixed Term, Full Time until 30/6/2024

  • Great opportunity to provide strong leadership and contribute to positive outcomes for families, in a vibrant and agile agency
  • Bring your passion for assisting others and utilise high levels of experience in order to better lead and support a team of capable and highly skilled practitioners
  • Heidelberg based (Wurundjeri Country)


About the role/opportunity

Provide senior support, supervision and leadership to a talented and capable team of practitioners. This great opportunity includes effectively responding to the needs of children, young people, and families who are affected by family violence, child wellbeing and other social issues.

This role will hold specific responsibility for the Connect: Early Parenting Program Portfolio; delivering innovative Primary Prevention programs and early intervention support to parents and their families.

Connect assists to enhance the capacity of parents and improve the developmental and social outcomes of their children through active and positive involvement. This is achieved by supporting and empower
parents in finding their own solutions to difficulties, through promoting and strengthening healthy relationships.


To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience of working with families, supporting parents, children, young people with complex needs
  • Ability to apply organisational practice models, procedures, theoretical frameworks, and relevant legislation when working with clients and in a broader team context
  • Demonstrate responsibility for independent work outputs and supports other team members to achieved desired results.
  • Previous experience of acting up or performing higher duties is highly desirable
  • High level skills to engage and triage clients in an effective, safe, and timely manner (including crisis calls and unannounced walk-ins). Competent with using the single session framework to
    guide conversations and lead family consultations
  • Demonstrated capability to network and build productive relationships and partnerships with others both inside and outside organisational boundaries
  • Has a level of maturity and practice experience suited to conducting comprehensive psychosocial risk and needs assessments with clearly articulated formulations and recommendations.
  • Skills and experience in providing high-level complex case consultation and supervision to staff and stakeholders at point of referral that is safe and responsive to diversity of clients and
  • Highly developed written, verbal, and interpersonal skills


As a member of the Kids First team you will:

  • Be part of a collaborative and outcomes-focused culture of an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has a legacy of more than 120 years community service
  • Take home an attractive salary with the option to salary package to increase take-home pay
  • Be nurtured in your career, including professional development in specialist evidence-based models, such as Promoting First Relationships (PFR)
  • Have access to flexible work options and our staff wellbeing

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Kids First

With a proud history and a progressive mindset, Kids First is a leading provider of educational, family and support services for children and families in Melbourne. We are at the forefront of responding to
community needs and strengthening families so that children can thrive. Our programs are evidence-based and built on more than 120 years of service.

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Senior Practitioner - Connect Program via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Management, #Program_Coordination_and_Management, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #Families, #Health_–_General, #Mental_Health

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