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Child & Family Practitioner

Your new role:

Use your skills to engage and support at risk families to make different choices for their children. You will undertake an initial assessment of family strengths and needs, and develop case plans that build on the family’s resilience to enable them to overcome risks by using evidence informed practices, partnering with other services and supporting the family to shape their next chapter. 

Some of the duties: 

  • Work with a range of designated clients. The number of clients will depend on factors such as phase of intervention, complexity, geography and the nature of the service. Practitioners may work with individuals, or multiple stakeholders relating to the individual and/or family.
  • Engage clients including children, young people, adults and/or families, using appropriate assessment and risk minimisation processes.
  • Work with clients to undertake comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, monitor and review
    their client plan and outcomes that identify strengths as well as areas of risk, ensuring children and young people are actively engaged in the process.
  • Ensure case plans are shared openly with clients, where appropriate and where applicable, other agencies.

Terms: Part time position (24 hours per week) based in Liverpool, NSW. 

What you need to succeed:

  • Degree qualified in Social Work, Early Childhood, Psychology or similar.
  • At least 12 months case management experience working with at risk children, young people and/or families in a child protection focused role, including experience undertaking comprehensive assessments
  • Excellent understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development
  • Understanding of the needs of diverse communities such as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD), and gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI)

Why join The Benevolent Society?

  • We support you to work flexibly
  • We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
  • We celebrate the best live moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
  • Self care is important; Monthly accrued day off & purchase additional leave
  • Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available
  • Novated leases & pool cars available

Interested? Apply online today!

Contact Dimitra on Dimitra.Kouta@benevolent.org.au for a confidential chat. 

Child & Family Practitioner

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).