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Family Support Young Parents Worker

Encircle

REVISED - Applications are open for the position of Family Support Young Parents Worker at Encircle Ltd. This is a part time position for 67.5 hours per fortnight and is based at Encircle’s Young Parents Program at Kedron. This position is a 12 month contract with possibility of extension.

Encircle Ltd is a not for profit community owned and operated organisation for individuals and families in the greater North Brisbane area. At a variety of locations, Encircle Ltd identifies and responds to local community needs and offers a flexible range of support services, activities and opportunities within a safe and welcoming environment. Encircle Ltd is focused on early intervention and prevention, and encourages community participation with a strong volunteering philosophy. Encircle Ltd has a growing staff team of more than 50 paid employees and 250 volunteers.

The Family Support Young Parents Worker is responsible for providing quality family support case management and group work services to vulnerable young families with complex needs as part of the Greater North Brisbane Family Support team at Encircle. The Family Support Young Parents Worker provides a prevention and early intervention outreach support service to effectively assist families to achieve outcomes. Additionally, the Family Support Young Parents Worker coordinates and facilitates group work to further assist young parents to build capacity and improve individual and family wellbeing. This support is provided utilising a strength based, child-centred, family focused approach. The Family Support Young Parents Worker reports to the Family Support Services Manager of Encircle. We are looking for an innovative individual to join our multidisciplinary team who can deliver effective, efficient and high quality services to meet the needs of stakeholders in accordance with the relevant Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women service agreement.

Encircle Ltd is looking for a qualified Family Support Young Parents Worker with experience in family support and case management and a thorough knowledge of child protection legislation and practice. Additionally, a comprehensive knowledge of child development, antenatal care, and experience working with young parents is highly desirable.

This position is classified under the SCHADS award Level 5. Salary packaging is available.

Interested applicants should review the attached application package and submit an application including current resume and covering letter addressing the selection criteria.

Any enquiries for this position can be directed to Lisa Rosta, Family Support Services Manager on 3889 0063.

A position description is attached.

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