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Child and Family Practitioner - Intensive Family Support


We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced family worker to join our Intensive Family Support team based in Jimboomba.

You will be part of a small multi-disciplinary team working in family homes to support children's wellbeing from a strength's perspective.

In this role you will have autonomy to be creative in how you work with families, while being supported by your colleagues and management.

You will be trained in the use of assessment and case planning tools with a strong focus on risk assessment and working in collaboration with the Child Safety Principal Child Protection Practitioner.

The YFS integrated approach will enable you to work with experienced practitioners from a variety of disciplines including Domestic and Family Violence, Housing and Functional Family Therapy-Child Welfare to develop solutions to meet family needs.

If you’re excited about working with families long-term and knowing your work has changed a family’s life, we’d love to hear from you.

About the job

  • Role location: Jimboomba
  • Role type: Permanent, full-time
  • Pay range: $94,160 to $96,182 a year based on experience, with salary sacrificing available

In this role you will:

  • develop and provide purposeful and tailored support plans for complex families with multiple needs
  • mentor families by providing practical parenting strategies and links with specialist supports
  • work across the Browns Plains / Beaudesert regions from our Jimboomba base
  • undertake flexible home visits, which may occasionally be scheduled outside of core business hours
  • have professional development opportunities.

About you

Aside from meeting the key capabilities outlined in the related role description available from https://www.yfs.org.au/work-for-us/, you’ll be a great fit if:

  • you are child-focussed and passionate about resourcing families with the skills they need to thrive
  • you are creative and flexible in finding ways to connect and work with families to create change
  • you are seeking to build and enhance your skills in developing effective ways to work with families
  • you are a team player interested in learning and growing.

About us

At YFS, we make a real difference to the lives of vulnerable people living in the Logan and surrounding area. And we want our staff to thrive, too. So we offer great opportunities to develop your career.

We’re serious about your professional development. Half of our managers have been employed from within. And we empower each other to make decisions and try new ways of working.

We know that a happy workplace thrives. We recognise that staff have their own needs, so we encourage you to bring the entire you to work. Depending on your role, we support a number of flexible work arrangements.

Also, we offer great employment benefits including above-average pay rates, generous salary packaging (exempt from Fringe Benefits Tax), portable long service leave, counselling support, and free parking.

To find out more about working with us, head to https://www.yfs.org.au/work-for-us/.


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Send your resume and a one-page covering letter outlining what you will bring to the job via the "Apply Now" button.

Contact Meegan Bradshaw on 07 3826 1500 if you want to talk about the role.

Interviews are scheduled for Monday 11th December 2023

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