Careers | The Benevolent Society

Senior Child & Family Practitioner

Our Early Years Places are community based locations offering support to families where they are by connecting them with family support, child health services and early childhood education and development support whilst focusing on early intervention and prevention to ultimately empower children and families.

Your new role:

As a Senior Child and Family Practitioner at the new locations of Gracemere and Mount Morgan you will participate in and coordinate the delivery of services from our small multidisciplinary team including a child and family practitioner with an early childhood development lens and a speech pathologist.

You will be working alongside each other to support programs focused on the educational, social and emotional development of children (0-8) and their families. Depending on rosters, you may be involved in leading our play programs, specialist groups or parenting programs.

Partnering with families, you will undertake an initial assessment of the family’s strengths and needs. Your case plans will empower families to make lasting change, build upon their resilience to respond to life’s challenges and make referrals to appropriate networks.

If you have the experience to step into a senior child and family practitioner role, this is the role you have been looking for!

Terms: Part-time permanent position (30hrs/week) based in Gracemere & Mt Morgan, Central Queensland where you will have plenty of opportunity to work autonomously while ensuring that our services are effective, culturally appropriate and maximise great outcomes for children and their families.

Some of the benefits we offer

  • We support you to work flexibly;
  • Purchasing additional leave
  • IT tools/devices to support working remotely
  • Salary packaging, meals & entertainment card & employee discount
  • We celebrate the best life moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
  • his role is covered under our Enterprise Agreement.

What you need to succeed?

As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Early Childhood Teacher or Human Services Professional you will have

  • Experience coordinating teams to deliver quality services
  • A clear understanding of child development and psycho social factors which impact on a person’s ability to parent successfully
  • Experience in delivering both individual family supports and group based supports to families with multiple and complex needs.
  • Experience supporting from an additional needs or disability sector would also be highly regarded
  • A commitment to play based approaches to improve the long-term outcomes for children
  • Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns using a strengths based approach 
  • Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
  • A relevant degree qualification and current driver’s license

Interested? Apply online today

Call Karina Enks on 0458 744 223 to discuss the role in more detail.

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TBS is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities and people we support and advocate for. We encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people of all ages, identity and abilities. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role. The Benevolent Society supports vaccination as the best way to keep our clients, communities, volunteers and employees safe from COVID-19. Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and volunteering.