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Family Practitioner - Childhood Trauma Consultancy Service

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

About the Foundation:

The Alannah & Madeline Foundation is a national charity protecting children from violence and bullying. Our vision is that every child will live in a safe and supportive environment. The Foundation cares for children who have experienced or witnessed violence and runs programs which prevent violence in the lives of children. We play an advocacy role and we are a voice against childhood violence.

The team:

Our team is passionate, authentic and, above all, we are excited about what we do! The Foundation fosters an environment of respect, friendliness and enthusiasm.

We focus on results and give our staff the flexibility they need to achieve them.

The role:

Based in the Northern Suburbs of Melbourne (Hume), this full time position is an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative and growing program. The 'Family Practitioner, Early Childhood Trauma Consultancy Service (TraCS)' role, works with early childhood services to build capacity in working with traumatised and vulnerable children.

You would be responsible for:

  • Facilitating referrals and links to relevant services, supporting children and families experiencing vulnerability.
  • Fostering collaborative relationships with community service organisations, specialist programs, and key stakeholders.
  • Supporting staff in navigating reports to Child Protection.
  • Participating in family meetings when required to support the needs of vulnerable children and families.
  • Coaching early childhood staff to have difficult conversations with families, regarding their concerns about children.

Knowledge, Experience & Requirements:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in the social welfare field such as Social Work or Psychology, with eligibility for membership of professional organisation.
  • At least three years' experience in providing high quality, complex case management to children, youth and families in the context of violence or abuse and trauma.
  • Proven ability in networking and fostering collaborative relationships with relevant agencies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the best practice models and theories relating to children, families, trauma and violence or abuse.
  • Experience working in programs with a focus on children in the early years (desirable).

To apply:

The position description for this role is available below or at amf.org.au.

To submit your application please click Apply Now.

Please ensure you address the 'Knowledge, Experience and Requirements' section in the position description.

Further information contact Lee Cameron email: lee.cameron@amf.org.au, using the subject line: Family Practitioner - Childhood Trauma Consultancy Service enquiry via EthicalJobs.

The Foundation is committed to Child Safety. A Police Check and Current Working with Children Check are required for the successful applicant.

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