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Intensive Family Practitioner


The Early Childhood Development (ECD) program works with young parents to support vulnerable pre-school aged children reach physical, emotional, cognitive, and social developmental milestones, and transition to school successfully.

It is a free service with which clients engage voluntarily.

Individual support is delivered within yourtown’s Case Management Framework, which works with the parent/caregiver, family and/or child to systematically identify need through assessment, and through setting and reviewing goals.

About the role

Working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, the Intensive Family Practitioner, provides assessment and coordinates support to parents/caregivers and their children to improve the child's development and wellbeing and support a successful transition to school.

You will:

  • Undertake assessment, develop and manage a collaborative case plan
  • Participate in a range of supports offered to parents/caregivers and their children including on site, outreach and referrals
  • Complete risk assessments and develop risk management plans
  • Develop and maintain positive partnerships with external organisations

This is a full time, fixed-term position until June 2022.

About you

You will have extensive experience working with families experiencing issues of family and domestic violence, mental health, drug and alcohol, or other significant child protection concerns.

In addition to this you also possess:

  • Bachelor level qualifications in Social, Community or Behavioural Sciences and casework experience working with families with complex needs
  • Demonstrated ability to assess and manage risk in relation to child safety, including identifying and addressing any concerns
  • High level of interpersonal and written skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and engage with children and young people and their families from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team as well as ability to work independently
  • Ability to work under pressure and highly developed planning and time management skills

At yourtown, we believe every young person has the right to a brighter future and aim to be part of the solution by delivering services that get results. 

Our services include Kids Helpline, training and employment services for young people, parent education and specialist accommodation for families.

If you are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of young people we would love to hear from you.

We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave.

Find your place at yourtown.

To apply

Submit your application via the Apply Now link. 

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1376

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm.

The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference.

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