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Child & Family Practitioner

Our Family and Child Connect team have an exciting opportunity for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander professional to join our team covering the Logan catchment, with our office located in Loganholme.

Working in a multidisciplinary team, you will to engage and support Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families. The role will provide quality service delivery to children, young people, families and the community within the Family and Child Connect service, through assessment, information and advice, recommendations and referrals to appropriate support services. You will engage with referrers and families, complete initial assessments and support at risk families to access appropriate services to improve family functioning, child safety and wellbeing. The role offers specialist consultation to colleagues and team members in the engagement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families across the catchment.


 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


 About the role:

  • 1 x Full time ongoing position for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander worker to support the cultural capacity of the team
  • Based in Loganholme and working remotely from home
  • Tools and equipment to work remotely including tablet, phone and access to a pool vehicle for home visits


About you:

As well as having recognition from Community as a culturally safe person and practitioner, you will have:

  • Formal qualifications in social work, human services or behavioural sciences is desirable
  • 3+ years’ experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families within a safety and/or well-being context
  • Demonstrated capacity to build rapport with families in a short time frame
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community
  • Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
  • High level written and verbal communication skills
  • Current driver’s license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle)


This is an Identified position. The Benevolent Society considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act QLD 1991.


Interested? Apply online today!

For queries call Katharine McLean on 0428 552 129 or email katharine.mclean@benevolent.org.au Closing date is 1st November 2020.

Identified Child & Family PD

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).