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Engagement & Referral Practitioner - Identified - Cairns

Employer: Act for Kids
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Indigenous, Health Care & Allied Health, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 18 January, 2019.
Applications close: 29 January, 2019. (Expired)

  • This position is full-time, fixed-term for 5 years

About us

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for 30 years. In 2016 - 2017 we helped over 34,324 Australians; a 58% increase from the year before.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide integrated therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, information, advice and referral services, intensive family support and early learning centres designed for children with additional development needs to ensure we set them up for success at school.

About the job

We are looking for a dedicated and experienced Engagement and Referral Practitioner (Identified) to join our team in Cairns. This position is full-time, fixed-term for 5 years. Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a case load of client families.
  • Identify family needs using specified tools.
  • Successfully engage families in a timely manner and gain their consent to refer into appropriate services.
  • Make effective referrals for client families to meet their identified needs.
  • Develop and maintain professional and ethical work practices.
  • Regularly attend and participate in case consultations.
  • Maintain and develop your professional skills and participate in professional development activities.
  • Maintain positive relationships with government, NGO and community organisations.
  • Attend stakeholder and sector alliance meetings as required.
  • Maintain accurate, up-to-date data entry records in required databases.

Important essential information about the successful candidate:

  1. To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders
  2. Willingness of a respected Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural referee to vouch for your appropriateness for this role.

About you

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (allied health, social work, human services) or experience working in a similar role.
  • Professional registration (if required).
  • An understanding of current child protection legislation and policy reforms.

About the pay & benefits...

  • The position is classified Level 4.1 - 4.3 under the SCHCADS award.
  • Salary range is $65,327 - $70,286 per annum (pro rata for part-time; above award) plus 9.5% superannuation.
  • In addition we have an excellent salary packaging program which offers you the opportunity to significantly increase your take home pay.
  • Join a strong values based organisation with benefits such as Professional Development / Study Assistance / Employee Assistance Program / Paid Parental Leave

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How to apply for this job

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