Family Services Practitioner

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Job description
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Family Services Practitioner

Leading Community Services Organisation
Salary packaging, and competitive sector remuneration
Part Time (4 days per week) - Maximum Term until 28 July 2023
Based at Cranbourne
We have an opportunity for a Family Services Practitioner to join our Family Services Program based at Cranbourne. The position is maximum term part time, working 4 days per week. The Family Services Program supports families who are experiencing high levels of stress and difficulties that impact on parenting, family life and children’s well being. Responding to referrals from The Orange Door, the program provides assertive outreach and home based supports.

In a typical day, a Family Services Practitioner might:

Use a creative approach to arrange a visit with a reluctant new family
Build rapport to carry out a strengths and risk assessment in the client’s home or child’s school
Review with your supervisor plans to support a family’s goals
Consult with Child Protection
Discuss a difficult case with your team members in a Reflective Practice meeting
View the full position description here: Download FilePD - Family Services Practitioner, Cranbourne.pdf

To be successful in your application you will meet the person specification in the position description, including having a relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology or a related discipline.

You will also have:

An understanding of the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and Best Interest Principles
Demonstrated experience in undertaking risk assessments and planning appropriate intervention strategies
A strengths-based, child-centred approach to case management
Capacity to work flexibly and innovatively to meet the needs of families, children and young people
Strong communication skills, both written and verbal
If this sounds like you, find out more about this role or apply today. Please upload the following as part of your application:

Cover letter (outlining your suitability according to the person specification in the position description)
Current resume
Laura Gregory – Team Leader, Family Services

T: (03) 5990 8400

Bask Cassar – Manager, Child and Family Services South

T: (03) 8792 8999

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