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Careers | The Benevolent Society

Child and Family Practitioner

  • Full time position Based in Penrith 
  • Professional development, leadership training opportunities & peer support to help you settle in and thrive
  • Monthly accrued day off to support your work/life balance!

We enable children in Out Of Home Care (OOHC) to achieve to their highest potential.  We support their carers and their birth parents to create a safe and secure environment so these children have a safe place to land. The role is an opportunity to case manage children and young people in OOHC and support them, their carers and birth family to achieve the best outcome. This role will see you work in a team which is driven and friendly and committed to the role. 

Your new role:

Passionate about improving outcome for children/young people who have experienced complex trauma, you understand the importance of building a team around the child/young person.

Working holistically, you will ensure the home and support network contributes to their development, improves their longer term outlook while maintaining connections with birth families and culture.

You can work in a fast pace environment and adapt easily to change while always keeping the best interests and well-being of the children at the centre of what you do

Your new team:

As part of our larger OOHC team, you will work with Foster Carers Assessors, Case Workers, Senior Practitioner and Team Leader.

You will enjoy on the job training and support from your committed team. When you join your buddy will help you find your feet.

Some of our benefits:

  • Salary Benefits - Salary package $15,900 pa + meals and entertainment card $2,650 pa + discount program and package vehicles!
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours  + laptop & phone provided to work remotely
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years!
  • Wellness - fitness passport + purchase 2 weeks additional leave per year
  • Positive Culture- We are an inclusive and diverse organisation welcoming people from all walks of life! 

What you need to succeed?

You will have experience working with at risk children and families within the community services sector and:

  • Be recognised within the community as a respected, culturally safe person
  • Ability to actively and respectfully engage and assess Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander families
  • Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns
  • High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare or Psychology or related discipline is highly desirable
  • Current drivers license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle)

Click for more of our benefits https://www.benevolent.org.au/careers 

Interested? Apply online today!

Call Vanessa Quinn on 0402 121 248 for a confidential discussion. 

Click here for Position Profile

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.