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Recovery Practitioner - Disability

Employer: Anglicare Southern Queensland
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Disability Services, Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Brisbane & Gold Coast

Job posted on: 21 March, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Offer practical & emotional support to assist with parenting & family development
  • Assist with goal setting & strategies to address the needs of parents & children
  • Increase your take home pay with great salary packaging options

About the Position

Anglicare SQ offers a wide range of specialist disability programs and services, because we know everyone is different. There is many pathways to living the life you want and we hope to get you there.

A Place to Belong is a program working to build inclusive connected communities that welcome, respect and include others especially those who experience mental health challenges. It provides support through a focus on recovery, developing skill and building networks.

We are currently looking for a full time Recovery Practitioner - Disability to join this dedicated team of professionals who make a significant contribution to our program and the outcomes we achieve in the community for families and people with intellectual disability. The successful candidate will provide support in an outreach capacity - either in the family home or at contact points. With a focus on family attachments and child development, the role will support families to enhance and develop capacity to parent, meet the needs of their child/ren, and promote a safe & secure home environment. This is a fixed term contract starting immediately, until the end of June 2019 (with possible extension).

About You

With a background in using a strengths-based approach to facilitate planning and support to parents and women, our ideal candidate will also offer:

  • A strong, robust understanding of Trauma Informed and Recovery Orientated Practice frameworks and the NDIS reform
  • Practical experience working with vulnerable people who identify with intellectual disability / learning impairment to enhance their autonomy and independence
  • Practical experience in case management building up families and capacity to advocate for your clients
  • Demonstrated ability to build rapport and maintain effective relationships with a broad range of people
  • Highly organised, with time management skills and unwavering attention to detail
  • Exceptional communication skills, both written and verbal, which maintain a high level of professionalism
  • A team player who is also confident to self-management and prioritise your own full workload
  • Strong computer skills with the capacity to develop and maintain effective, accurate case notes and reports

Your qualifications will include:

  • A Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Behavioural Sciences or similar field and/or equivalent practical experience in homelessness, disability, or parenting & family support
  • National Police Certificate
  • Current Blue Card (Working with Children) with Yellow Card exemption
  • Queensland Driver Licence

What We Offer

Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:

  • Working with a great team of professionals who care, in a short term contract which may extend
  • An opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of people in the community
  • Genuine and realistic personal and professional development, including training and networking
  • Development of your advocacy, outreach and stakeholder engagement skills

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being. People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island heritage are strongly encouraged to apply.

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