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Child & Family Practitioner

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  • Full-time position based in South West Sydney
  • $93k - $100k inclusive of Super + Salary Packaging
  • Flexible Friendly organisation, WFH & part time options available

We are Australia’s first charity, providing a range of Disability, Child, Youth and Family and Aged Care services across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way. Our vision is for a just society where all Australians can live their best life. We use our practice wisdom to mobilise social movements that advocate for anyone in need and create social change.

Your new role

Our Child & Family Services provide intensive family support within the Child Protection system to strengthen families and decrease any risks to children, reducing the numbers of children entering Out of Home Care. As our Case Manager in our intensive family support program, you will undertake an assessment of family strengths, needs and desired outcomes, create a case plan and link them with appropriate networks. You will honour, respect and incorporate children and families culture in all aspects of practice and service delivery.

Duties

  • Undertake an initial assessment of family strengths and needs
  • Develop case plans that build on the family’s resilience to enable them to overcome identified risks
  • Provide intensive home visiting
  • Provide intervention through the use of evidence informed practices, partnering with other services and supporting the family to shape their next chapter

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:

  • Salary Benefits - You can package up to $15,900 pa of you pre-tax salary to pay for everyday expenses before income tax is calculated, meaning you take home even more pay!
  • Motor Vehicle Packaging Options – to suit your lifestyle.
  • Work/Life Balance - Flexible work arrangements including part time hours, hybrid home/office work arrangements, 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees.
  • Recognition and Reward – Sector competitive remuneration, various recognition programs and access to long service leave after 5 years Wellness - Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program + opportunity to purchase additional leave.
  • Professional development – We tailor career development opportunities to all employees and volunteers for career enrichment, fulfilment, and growth
  • Our Reconciliation Commitment – a First Nations employees are entitled up to 10 days of unpaid leave for ceremonial purposes, as well as the option to be a voice on our RAP working group, and have the opportunity for cultural and professional development that supports career pathways.

Skills and Experience

You will have experience working with at risk children and families within the community services sector and:

  • A cover letter addressing the selection criteria (found in position profile) MUST be submitted along with your application in order to be considered.
  • Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns
  • Be recognised within the community as a respected, culturally safe person
  • High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work
  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare or Psychology or related discipline is highly desirable
  • Current drivers license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle)
  • Please ensure you have read and understand our attached Position Profile

Apply online today via the "Apply Now" button or contact Rebecca on 0466 737 436.

Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.

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