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Senior Practitioner

Anglicare Victoria
  • Full-time ongoing position
  • Role is classified as SCHADS Level 6 with salary packaging available
  • Based at Lilydale office

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, 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:

The Outer-East Rapid Response Team compliments the suite of family supports within the broader Family Services program. The program aims to prevent children being placed in Out of Home Care (OoHC) by providing their families with short term intensive interventions, focused on assisting families to acquire and build important skills and knowledge, access resources and develop plans that reduce the risk to children. Rapid Response responds to referrals within 24 - 48 hours and intensive hours are delivered in a flexible way that meets the family's needs and maximises opportunities for change. Some early morning or early evening work may be required.  

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:     

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level or associate diploma level with relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma, violence or neglect.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive safety and wellbeing assessments that identify the health, wellbeing and safety needs of the children involved, as well as the capacity and constraints of families to make necessary changes.
  • Demonstrated experience working with families with multiple and complex needs, utilising a child-focused family-centred approach.
  • Demonstrated experience in parenting educational programs/approaches and familiarity with a wide range of theoretical approaches to understand the experience of children and families, including motivational interviewing and social inclusion.
  • Sound understanding of the Child Protection system and child welfare work and demonstrated ability to liaise and negotiate with DHHS Child Protection in relation to addressing protective concerns for children. 

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

Detailed Position Description:  Download File Position Description - Practitioner RR Jan 2020.pdf

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries please contact Bec Tesselaar, Team Leader Rapid Response on 0488 500 061.

We would encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position early.

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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