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Family Services Senior - Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioner - Gippsland

Key Assets - The Children's Services Provider
  • KA0174
  • Inner Gippsland
  • 12 months Fixed Term / Full Time

We have an exciting opportunity within our inner Gippsland region. Key Assets seeks to appoint experienced and appropriately qualified Senior Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioners to join our fast growing team.


  • Office based in Gippsland with onsite parking however you will primarily be out within the community, flexible working from home conditions
  • SCHADS award level 6 + Salary Sacrifice options for NFP including Car & Fuel Card (can be used for reasonable personal use)
  • Complete with phone and laptop
  • 4 weeks Annual Leave then increases to 5 weeks after 2 years continued service

Key Assets - The Children’s Services Provider Australia (Not-For-Profit Agency)

  • An evolving Out of Home Care and children and family services (NGO) provider
  • Part of an international group of children’s services providers
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce
  • Key Assets is committed to working in partnership with all communities to achieve good outcomes for our children and families

A position description is attached.

For a private conversation regarding this opportunity, please call Lisa Ranahan (State Director) 0439 915 641 or Simone Carr (Operations Manager) 0448 672 552.

About the role

The Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) response is an integral component of the Victorian Government reform and service system improvement. The new whole-of-system model and redesign for the children and family systems will reorient the child and family system towards earlier intervention and prevention to reduce and prevent risk to children, build family capability and improve child and family outcomes.

Key Components of the role

The aim of this role is to promote the wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people by supporting and building the capacity of those adults responsible for their care. Key Assets Victoria supports children and young people in foster care and works with vulnerable families whose children and young people are at risk of entering foster care.

Key Assets Social Work practice is structured and guided by our Key Assets Practice Framework which is founded on principles of respect, open and transparent relationships, community development and change management. The Senior FPR Practitioner will work alongside Ramahyuck in the provision of the Response to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples; and provide supervision to the FPR Practitioners.

Using a team approach, the FPR Practitioner will

  • Work in partnership with the FPR team and families to achieve their goals, aimed at enhancing child/children’s development and family functioning.
  • Take steps to reduce risks to children’s safety and wellbeing and other family members.
  • Work with families to empower them to manage their life situation and to take charge of their lives, including a positive engagement with their community
  • Work collaboratively with Child Protection, other professionals and families’ broader social networks to ensure a coordinated support package is in place

To be successful you will need

  • Hold a recognised Social Work Qualification, if qualification is from overseas then proof of validation by the AASW required. Or a Qualification in Psychology, Counselling, Behavioural Science or other relevant degree may be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive safety and wellbeing assessments and make sound judgments in relation to prescribed actions.
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to working within the ‘Best Interest Principles’ outlined within the Child, Youth and Families Act 2005.
  • Sound understanding of the Child Protection system and child welfare work and ability to liaise and negotiate with DHS Child Protection in relation to addressing protective concerns for children.
  • Excellent organisational, time management and supervision skills
  • Be willing to undergo and satisfactorily complete personal and statutory checks

Key Assets reserves the right to interview suitable individuals prior to the closing date of this campaign, this campaign may also be extended at any time.

Key Assets the children's services provider is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.

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