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Senior Practitioner

Senior 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 Senior 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. 

You will provide support to the wider team through monthly group supervision and sharing practice forums. Take part in Leadership planning meetings, and sector forums and meetings to discuss and plan with other services about integrated and collaborative work opportunities. You will be active in developing and contributing to a positive team culture.

Terms: 12 month Full Time Contract based in Hurstville, NSW 

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, 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

About you:

You will have a degree qualification, at least 5 years work experience in the Child Protection system and:

  • Ability to actively engage high needs families using client-centred, strengths based approaches
  • Understanding of current evidence based practice and intervention approaches for families and children
  • 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 relationship building skills and experience working with the local Aboriginal communities
  • 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
  • High level written and verbal communication
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to developing and supporting a positive team culture and work environment
  • Current drivers license

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Kishan Armstrong 0401 676 460 for more information. 

Senior 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).