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Family Violence Recovery Practitioner - Adolescents


Employer: Kids First Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Social Work, Family Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 16 September, 2019.
Applications close: 30 September, 2019.

  • Family Violence Recovery Program
  • Drive social change. Every. Single. Day.
  • Full time
  • Primarily based in Thomastown, with some local travel

Kids First Australia is expanding our outstanding family violence recovery services. We are seeking an exceptional candidate who will thrive in our purpose-driven organisation.

Our Family Violence Therapeutic Recovery team works in a formal partnership with Berry Street, who are responsible for leading and governing this Family Violence Therapeutic Recovery service for children aged 0-17 years.

The Family Violence Recovery Practitioner (Adolescents) will coordinate the adolescent groupwork element for the service as well as co-facilitating group programs for young men and young women who have experienced family violence.

To be successful in this role you will need:

  • A sound understanding of current family violence therapeutic recovery theories and practice frameworks.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth, children and/or adolescents.
  • Demonstrated experience and/or understanding of facilitating youth educational/support groups.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development, including trauma informed care and childhood attachment theory.
  • Knowledge of groupwork, theory and practice as it applies to family violence therapeutic recovery.
  • Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, youth work or similar field.
  • A Working with Children Card, National and International Police Checks and a driver's licence.

As a member of the Kids First team you will:

  • Be part of a collaborative and outcomes focused culture of an independent, not-for-profit organisation that has a legacy of more than 120 years community service
  • Take home an attractive salary with the option to salary package to increase take home pay
  • Be nurtured in your career, including professional development in specialist evidence-based models, such as Promoting First Relationships (PFR)
  • Have access to flexible work options and our staff wellbeing program.
How to apply for this job

We require a Cover letter outlining the position title, a copy of your Curriculum Vitae (which must list two professional referees) and responses addressing the Key Selection Criteria.

To view the role PD and to apply, please visit https://kidsfirst.recruitmenthub.com.au & enter ref code: 4756214.

Please direct any enquiries to:

Tracey Edwards, Manager - Child and Family Services
Ph: 9450 0900 or tedwards@kidsfirstaustralia.org.au

Applications close 30 September 2019.