Careers | The Benevolent Society

Child & Family Practitioner - Coach

  • Full time position based in Loganholme
  • $86k - $92k inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging 
  • Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH options available

The ReachOut Parents One-on-one Support Program, delivered by ReachOut Australia and The Benevolent Society, is a national service that offers free support to parents and caregivers to build their skills and confidence in supporting their teens who may be experiencing mental health issues.

The One-on-one Support program uses a virtual service delivery model to deliver up to 4 sessions to clients over the phone and online. Coaches use coaching tools through the ReachOut Parents dashboard to support clients to identify ways to support and strengthen their relationship with their teen. 

Learn more about our service here and our approach to working with parents in this video.

Your Responsibilities

  • Apply a brief intervention coaching model to practice; using solution focused and strengths based approaches with parents to assess and address risk and protective factors, and to develop Family Action Plans, Problem Solving Plans and Support Plans
  • Provide practical skill building parenting support to promote individual and family wellbeing and functioning
  • Link parents and young people with clinical and other support services or community activities that may be helpful in reducing the factors associated with risk of mental illness
  • Ensure that all administrative requirements are met in accordance with The Benevolent Society standards including clinical record keeping, data gathering and evaluation

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in: 

  • Salary Benefits - In addition to your salary you can package up to $15,900 pa pre-tax and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program and packaged vehicles! 
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements + 50% in the office and WFH available + laptop & phone provided to work remotely + 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees 
  • Recognition and Reward - Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years  
  • Wellness -  Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program +  opportunity to purchase additional leave  
  • Professional development - Ongoing learning, training and career progression opportunities

Skills and Experience

Along with a background in Social Work, Psychology or Case Work, you will have

  • A relevant degree qualification
  • Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns using a strengths-based approach
  • Experience delivering counselling, family support and/ or coaching and mentoring with parents.
  • Knowledge of mental health, family functioning, effective parenting techniques and strategies.
  • To be technically savvy with the ability to work within a virtual service delivery model.
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
  • High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work

Apply Now!

If you require additional information, contact Sabrina at Sabrina.Pezzuto@benevolent.org.au for more information.

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The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is 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 to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. 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.