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Family Preservation Practitioner- Rapid Response

Organisation : Anglicare Victoria

Location : Melbourne, VIC Regional (Lilydale)

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Profession : Community Services, Healthcare & Medical, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Domestic / Family Violence, Families, Women, Youth & Young People

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 97,000-102,000

Application closing date : 14 Aug, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Anglicare Victoria

What is in it for you?

  • A salary at SCHCADS level 6 which equates to around $97,000-$101,250 plus super
  • Full time 38 hours per week
  • Based at our office in Lilydale
  • Max term until May 5th 2023
  • This will hopefully be just the start of your career with Anglicare
  • Quality supervision and feedback on your practice
  • Access to pool cars
  • Access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits supporting your physical and mental health
  • Working hours are flexible but you need to be able to work outside of the 9am-5pm, which is great for work life balance
  • Anglicare Victoria are leaders in the industry
  • Unrivalled career progression, professional development, training, support and a culture of inclusivity and resilience
  • Recognition as innovators
  • Our Rainbow Tick Accreditation
  • A leadership team that are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes.

About the role

The Role

Rapid Response is an evidence-based program where you hold a small caseload of only two families, providing families with short-term and intensive (up to 15 hours per week) face to face support.

A safety-focused plan is developed with child protection and the family, and provides intensive, in-home support to address the crisis and immediate needs identified. Rapid Response Practitioners focus on addressing the protective concerns utilising a strengths-based approach that incorporates coaching and role modelling to build on parental strengths, skills, knowledge and resources to increase the levels of safety within the home.  


Who we are looking for:

  • Previous experience in a therapeutic environment ideally utilising recognised therapy practices such as CBT
  • Knowledge and experience working with families with complex needs, mental health, AOD, family violence
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with families using innovative approaches
  • Willingness to work outside of normal hours to see families together and at home
  • Ability to engage quickly and assess risk



  • Professional experience and relevant qualification(s) in social work, psychology or a related discipline is essential, diploma level qualifications are suitable with relevant experience.


Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement. AV employees are required to either be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 or have a medical exemption. AV will require evidence that you are compliant with these requirements.

How to apply

How to Apply:

Review the position description for more detail:Download FilePosition Description - Practitioner (AVAW P FPR RR 2021V1).pdf

Click apply below and submit your resume with a cover letter that describes your passion for working with vulnerable children, young people.

For further enquiries contact Sinead Quinn (Program Manager) on 03 9735 6100

You can also contact our Recruitment Specialist Paul Ridley on 03 9412 6078 or email for an informal discussion about this role or any other role available at Anglicare Victoria.

Applications close: 14th August, this role has been re-advertised 


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 Preservation Practitioner- Rapid Response via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Healthcare_and_Medical, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #DomesticFamily_Violence, #Families, #Women, #Youth_and_Young_People


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