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Child and Family Practitioner

Child and Family Services Gold Coast provides services to families who have young children aged 0-8 years, with a parenting 'one stop shop' - somewhere they can access a range of support and services to improve their children's health, well-being and safety. Services include parenting programs, parent and child programs, playgroups, a variety of home support programs, volunteer programs as well as other support programs to help meet the community's needs. 

As a Child & Family Practitioner, you will manage a client caseload referred by government and non-government organisations as well as self-referrals from families. You will work in partnership with families to assess strengths, needs and risks, develop, implement and periodically review case plans as well as make referrals that successfully link families to appropriate networks with an emphasis on building resilience and promoting stronger attachments.

Terms: 12 Month Part Time (30 hours) Max Term Contract based in Gold Coast, QLD

What you need to succeed?

You will have a degree in Social Work, Welfare or Psychology or related discipline and:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with high risk children and families involved in the Child Protection system, including the application of high quality practical and therapeutic intervention and casework skills.
  • High level understanding of preventative and early intervention approaches in child and family support; including demonstrated experience in partnering with parents in the development of family plans which are outcome driven and needs met.
  • High level of interpersonal and written communication skills, including the ability to communicate with families from a range of diverse backgrounds, government departments, non-government sector and related service providers.
  • Current driver's licence and valid Blue Card.

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Shannon on 0413 907 025 for more details about the role. Applications Close 7th May. 


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).