- Job posted on: 6th Apr 2021
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This Response includes an initial intensive intervention phase, delivered through a mobile and integrated approach, followed by a sustained service support phase, aimed at preventing at-risk children entering or re-entering care. The Response will link to, align with, and build on (and not duplicate) existing child and family services within the broader service system, providing an enhanced continuum of care across the state. It will be evaluated and continuously developed to enhance the Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) evidence-base for Victorian child and family services (including Child Protection).
The model is an integrated and evidence-based/evidence-informed approach to supporting and problem solving with families and preventing children and young people’s re/entry to out of home care. The team will work as a cohesive whole and report directly to the FPR Practice Team Leader.
The early years family work will engage parents and their babies/children in order to build their capacity as parents that provide for their children’s health, safety and development as well as work towards building their self-reliance and sustainability through access to education, vocational training and employment. The Early Years Practitioner has a case load of 5-6 families and services will be delivered in the home and community as needed for 4 to 6 months by practitioners.
The Early Years Practitioner will engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in a culturally safe and competent way. This includes engaging in regular consultation with the program’s Cultural Advisor and including ongoing training.
This position services the Northern region and is located at our office in Forrest Hill.
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MacKillop is committed to being a child safe organisation. Applicants will be required to undergo criminal records checks and hold a valid employment working with children check to be successful.
We welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
If you think you have the knowledge and skills to make a positive contribution to the lives of young people and our team, then we want to hear from you.
For more information please contact Kim Bowen at email@example.com using the subject line: Family Preservation & Reunification, Early Years Practitioners enquiry via EthicalJobs.