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Future Pathways Practitioner

Anglicare Victoria
  • Work in an exciting new program within Family Preservation and Reunification 
  • Provide tailored support based on the needs of children and their families
  • Ongoing roles located in Frankston (part-time considered)

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, and Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position: 

Anglicare Victoria (AV) offers flexible and tailored support services as part of the Family Preservation & Reconciliation (FPR) Response, a Department of Families, Fairness & Housing (DFFH) state-wide initiative. FPR supports children and their families in creating a positive and safe environment within the family home, focusing on families remaining together and where children in care can return to reside with their family. The services within the FPR use various approaches including early intervention and assistance strategies, targeted and specialist support and continuing care pathways. AV provides FPR through short-term intensive support services and long-term transitional support services, based on the needs of the children and their families. 

The new Future Pathways team compliments the suite of family supports within the FPR model. This program works collaboratively with children, young people and families to provide an immediate and tailored intervention with the Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) response. The Future Pathways approach is innovative and built on practice elements such as motivational interviewing, communication skill building and goal setting to respond to identified need and achieve real and demonstrable outcomes for vulnerable families. In working collaboratively with children, young people, parents and carers they seek to address key intersectionality issues with families, children and young people (e.g. substance use, mental illness, low income, social isolation) as identified by each regional FPR Response.

The role of the Future Pathways Practitioner is to:

  • Actively participate in the Communities of Practice Forums and Case Consultation Meetings.
  • Participate in supervision, reflective practice and consultation activities.
  • Demonstrate compliance with agency requirements through clear and concise documentation and data entry.
  • Provide direct engagement and motivation using methods compatible with principles and practices of the specified model. 
  • Contributes to the performance monitoring and reporting requirements of the Rapid Response program.
  • Fulfil program requirements regarding case recording, data collection, registration standards and other requirements such as the Rapid Response evaluation.
  • Record and update outcomes and data management systems to meet DFFH and Anglicare Victoria’s guidelines and statutory requirements. 

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level. Note: Qualifications obtained overseas are required to be assessed by the identified industry professional entities for industry relevance and alignment to the Australian Qualifications Framework.
  • To demonstrate competency against the skills, knowledge and personal qualities outlined in the Position Description.
  • The ability to perform work outside of standard office hours in order to service the needs of clients.
  • A drivers license.
  • A current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

For a detailed position description, click here: Download File Position Description - Practitioner - FPR Future Pathways - SOUTH - July 2021.pdf

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume, a cover letter and and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria (no more than 2 pages in total) as separate documents.

For further enquiries Kristy Reed Program Manager Family Services on 03 9781 6700.

We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People

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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