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On 1 January 2021, the well-known Family Referral Service, managed by NSW Health, will transfer to the Department of Communities and Justice. It will be called Family Connect and Support - New England.
Just like the Family Referral Service, the new Family Connect and Support brings together families, support services and community resources so that our children and young people are safe and well. Universal and flexibly tailored to a families individual needs, Family Connect and Support offers help as early as possible.
While there will be some changes, lots of service features remain the same. For example, how referrals are made and the quick turnaround on referral requests.
The new Family Connect and Support streamlines access for families, referrers and service providers, providing consistency across the state, while also maintaining local-level flexibility and innovation.
It builds on the great features in Family Referral Service, and has been enhanced to include program-wide features such as:
You will engage and support at risk families make different choices for their children. You will undertake an initial assessment of family strengths and needs, and develop case plans that build on the family’s resilience to enable them to overcome risks by using evidence informed practices, partnering with other services and supporting the family to shape their next chapter.
We have permanent roles of Child & Family Practitioners in Armidale, Tamworth, Inverell and Tenterfield available in this new and exciting team based in New England. Apply now and select preferred location during the application.
The broader team that you will work with is dynamic with diverse skills and experiences. We have a supportive Leadership team and have access to a Practice and Impact Management unit for development.
We are committed to high quality work, very welcoming and believe with the right support every parent has potential to make lasting life changes.
As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Case Worker or Case Manager you will have
Contact Jane Hynes, Manager, with any questions tel: 0420 959 392
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.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).