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Senior Practitioner - Family Support and Advocacy

Micah Projects

Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business, and society. We believe that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity, and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

Job Description

Young Mothers for Young Women offers support to young pregnant and parenting women, 25 years and under, their children and families who reside in the Brisbane City Council region.

Young women can access a variety of services through our Wellspring Hubs including group work, case management, antenatal services, child health clinic and GP services.

As a Senior Practitioner - Family Support and Advocacy, work as part of the Young Mothers for Young Women team to provide targeted family support through outreach strategies, to families who are referred because they have high and complex needs, limited informal supports, contact with the Department of Child Safety or because they are unable to access other services in the community.

We work alongside these families to improve family functioning, to target housing stability, encourage positive parent-child interactions and build connections for young families to their local community. The team also assist families to navigate systems which significantly impact on their lives, such as child protection, family law, domestic violence, justice, income support, education, mental health and healthcare. We work in partnership with the Mater Mothers Hospital in the provision of integrated support.

Desired Skills and Experience

We are seeking candidates with the following skills & experience:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in the human services field and at least 4 years’ experience.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues faced by young pregnant and parenting women, their children, and partners.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working with young families through assertive outreach and home visiting using a case work model.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide information and referral services and participate in group work with service users.
  • A commitment to social justice and to work according to the policy, procedures and quality frameworks endorsed by the organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to use effective communication strategies and processes involving well developed interpersonal skills, an ability to advocate effectively and to work cooperatively within partnerships.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct and document assessments and individual support plans.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and demonstrated knowledge and experience of working with people with a Culturally and Linguistically Diverse background.
  • A positive attitude and ability to work flexibly and proactively in a team environment and autonomously with a commitment to the values and principles of Micah Projects to meet community need.
  • A current Positive Notice Blue Card (or ability to quickly obtain one) and valid working rights.

To be considered for this position please supply a Resume/CV and a two (2) page covering letter addressing the Essential Criteria, along with any other documentation relevant for this position.

Please visit the Micah Projects Careers Page by clicking "Apply Now" to apply for this position. While the deadline to receive applications is as advertised, applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

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