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Family Worker - Early Help

Anglicare Victoria

The opportunity:

Early Help is new program forming part of AV’s wider Family Services Program.

The Early Help program provides individually tailored, effective, and evidence informed early interventions both on an individual and group basis.

The Program includes a multifaceted approach to help build the capability of carers, families and individuals, to help identify and link families to services and other supports to help address their immediate needs as well as build their capability for the future. This could also involve the identification and development of community and peer support groups to provide ongoing support.

Through consultation, the program also helps to build the capability of universal services staff to provide ongoing support to carers and families

What you will do:

  • Provide comprehensive family service assessment and interventions and establish how to utilise flexible funding to address immediate needs of families being supported and connect them with services and community supports within the catchment of Western Melbourne (LGAs Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne and Wyndham).
  • Deliver direct supports to families that help address emerging needs, such as coaching, advice, group work or linking them up with other supports. 
  • Engage and work alongside parents and community members from CALD communities through planning and delivering parenting and peer support groups to meet the needs of the CALD community.
  • Identify and implement support and advice for universal service staff to build capability in supporting families through consultation and information sessions.
  • Provide responsive services as per Early Help guidelines by providing place based services within the community (including schools) and delivering regular flexible hours outside standard business hours.
  • Fulfil program requirements by maintaining client records, collecting data, completing assessments, care plans and other information requirements in a timely and accurate manner that is underpinned and guided by the Children Youth and Family Act (2005) and the Best Interests Framework and Practice Model.
  • Participate in organisational, unit, team and individual professional development in various forms including model training, supervision and self-reflection as required.
  • Learning and utilising evidence-informed interventions including common practice elements and deliver evidence based group programs.

For more information please view the Position Description available here: Download File EARLY HELP PROGRAM Community Family Worker PD June 22.docx

What you should know:

  • SCHCADS level 5
  • Access to salary packing, AV’s Well Worth It wellbeing programs, discounted health insurance and a host of other great benefits
  • Full time 12 month fixed term position
  • A brand new program
  • Based from our Werribee office
  • Broad learning opportunities that will improve your skills

Ready to take the next step:

Please click apply below. You will be requested to attach your resume and cover letter that describes your motivation to apply for this role and any skills and experience in line with the Key Selection Criteria details on the Position Description.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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