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Senior Practitioner Intake & Engagement

Kids First Australia
  • Full time permanent position
  • Thomastown and Heidelberg locations
  • Salary packaging $15,900 per annum available

About us

With a proud history and a progressive mindset, Kids First is a leading provider of educational, family and support services for children and families in Melbourne. We are at the forefront of responding to community needs and strengthening families so that children can thrive. Our programs are evidence-based and built on more than 120 years of service.

About the role/opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists within our Intake & Engagement team. As Senior Practitioner you will provide senior support and leadership within the team, including supervision of staff and students. As a highly motivated individual, you will often be the first point of contact, conducting consultations and assessments to determine eligibility and triage families into programs according to their level of risk, safety and need. This involves responding to the needs of children, young people, and families who are affected by family violence, sexual abuse, child wellbeing and other social issues.

The successful candidate will have proven capabilities in the following areas:

  • Ability to engage, assess and triage clients in an effective, safe, and timely manner (including crisis calls and unannounced walk-ins)
  • Ability to apply single session framework to guide conversations and lead family consultations
  • Skills and experience in providing high-level case consultation and supervision to staff and stakeholders at the point of referral that is safe and responsive to the diversity of clients and colleagues

To be successful in this role you will need:

Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, OT, mental health / AOD or a similar field is required. A Working with Children Card, National and International Police Checks and a driver's licence are also required.

You will be rewarded with a collaborative and outcomes focussed culture, career and professional development in specialist evidence-based practice models, such as Promoting First Relationships (PFR), work flexibility, staff wellbeing program, and an attractive salary including the opportunity to salary package to increase take-home pay.

Applications must include a cover letter outlining the position title, a copy of your curriculum vitae which must list two professional referees and responses addressing the key selection criteria.

Enquiries are welcome, please call or email Jackie Bateman (0448 148 631) or Casey Howden (0418 916 276).

Kids First is an Equal Opportunity Employer that respects and values diversity and inclusion. Kids First welcomes everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.

Kids First is a Child Safe Organisation, employment is conditional on satisfactory referee checks, a current Working with Children Checked, National Criminal History check, proof of the right to work in Australia and a pre-employment medical (if applicable).

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