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Child & Family Practitioner

Our Intensive Family Support program offers voluntary support to families who are at risk of entering or escalating within the statutory Child Protection System. Through case management and effective relationship building, we aim to strengthen families so children can live at home safely, free from abuse and neglect.

Your new role:

As a Child and Family Practitioner, you will engage and provide intensive support to at risk families to make different choices in their parenting. Using the Benevolent Society’s Resilience Practice Framework, 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. You will work closely with statutory child protection services and other community service partners, supporting the family to shape their next chapter and strengthening family functioning. 

Terms: 12 month Full time contract based in Hurstville, NSW 

Who’s the team?

We are a dynamic team who are passionate about child safety and supporting parents. We have a diverse background of skills and experience, coming together for monthly group supervision and regular team catch ups to support, share and celebrate with one another.

We are committed to high quality work, very welcoming and believe with the right support every parent has potential to make lasting life changes.

Some of the benefits we offer

  • We support you to work flexibly; from home, other hubs or flexible hours 
  • We set you up for success with a buddy & mobile tools
  • We celebrate the best life 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

What you need to succeed?

As an experienced Social Worker, Case Worker or Case Manager you will have

  • 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
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to use technology in service delivery
  • Ability to work unsupervised and remotely
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to developing and supporting a positive team culture and work environment
  • A relevant degree qualification and current driver’s license


Interested? Apply online today!

Call Kaila James 0410 029 702 for more information.


Child & Family Practitioner

We respect and promote human rights and diversity and are committed to building an inclusive culture. 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).