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Practitioner - Assessment & Services Connect - Gympie


Employer: Anglicare Southern Queensland
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 10 January, 2019.
Applications close: 25 January, 2019.

  • Act as a co-responder to provide information and advice to families
  • Establish rapport and connection using a strengths-based framework
  • Engage with other agencies and services to provide the best outcomes possible
  • Job Number: S3774

About the Position

Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including Intensive Family Support (IFS), Secondary Family Support (SFS), intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more. Due to the establishment of a new program, we are looking for an experienced Practitioner to work in conjunction with the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women (DCSYW) undertaking risk and safety assessments and providing a link for families to access appropriate support services.

This newly-created full time position will cover the Gympie Child Safety catchment area and will work out of both Anglicare and DCSYW offices, with travel throughout the region. Working closely with the IFS and SFS teams from a Strengthening Families framework, the Practitioner - Assessment & Services Connect will provide information, advice and casework responses to families and act in a facilitation role connecting them with local services as required, including IFS and SFS.

About You

With a background in Social Services, you will have significant experience working in both statutory and NGO sectors, particularly relating to child protection. Your capabilities in this area will include:

  • Experience in professional case work directly working with children and families; able to confidently and competently manage adversarial, conflictual or at risk situations
  • Exceptional assessment skills, with a focus on risk and safety of children within the home
  • An understanding of trauma-based behaviours, challenges in the field of child protection, and approaches to enhancing child safety and wellbeing
  • Proven background working with families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and the capacity to display cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Working collaboratively with the DCSYW and other agencies to support families and provide the best outcomes possible
  • Able to build rapport and develop connections; relating effectively with a wide range of people, particularly vulnerable children and families
  • A calm, professional approach with the ability to be responsive, use initiative & sound judgement in decision making including negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong capacity for problem-solving, with the ability to think outside the box to ensure successful solutions
  • Demonstrated organisational and self-management skills with the ability to prioritise your own workload whilst working within a team environment
  • Strong computer skills, experience in completing complex documentation within set timeframes

Our successful candidate will require:

  • Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Behavioural Sciences or similar field
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Current Licensed Care Service (LCS)
  • A current 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:

  • Strong management and leadership structure in a rewarding and safe workplace that promotes excellence
  • Supervision and support in cultural understanding and practice
  • Significant and ongoing training – both internal and external, to encourage career growth and development
  • Tools of the trade including phone, laptop and the use of a company fleet vehicle
  • Permanent, full time hours with the option to increase your take home pay with salary packaging
How to apply for this job

Apply here 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.

Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues. We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

For further information please contact Erica Files on 0417 255 047,

Applications close Friday 25th January 2019.

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.