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Child & Family Practitioner

At The Benevolent Society, we believe in a world where everyone can live their best life.

The Family and Child Connect program partners with at risk families to identify and assess needs and provide referrals to intensive support as required.

As a Child & Family Practitioner you will provide intake support including screening for service eligibility, gaining consent and identifying/communicating the families’ needs to enable appropriate referrals and follow up support. Working in a multidisciplinary team, you will also provide information and advice to the community and professionals seeking assistance for children and families where there is a concern for their wellbeing.

 This opportunity is for you if you want to:

  • Provide resilience-based, culturally appropriate support so families and children can live their best life
  • Enjoy great flexibility including a monthly accrued day off and $15,900 tax free salary packaging option
  • Based in Loganholme and working remotely from home
  • Tools and equipment to work remotely
  • 1 x Full time contract position from September 2020 to end of March 2021

About you:

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification, experience working with families and:

  • Ability to actively engage, assess and case manage vulnerable families using a holistic, client-centred strengths based approach
  • A clear understanding of child protection issues and the capacity to identify when the level of risk requires statutory child protection intervention
  • High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work
  • Excellent relationship building skills and networks with the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Current drivers license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle)
  • Full Time contract from September 2020 to end March 2021.

Apply ASAP with your resume and cover letter (no more than 2 pages), outlining how you align to the role! Contact Katharine McLean on 0428 552 129 or katharine.mclean@benevolent.org.au for a confidential discussion.

Closing date is 16th August 2020.

Position Profile available on our website.

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We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.

We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).