About the role

The Child and Family Practitioner will work within each program to provide high quality assertive outreach to families to address any identified risk factors and to contribute to the development of protective factors that will enable families to develop aspirations, make pro-social connections and engage in a pathway that will lead to productive, healthy and happy lives for BCYF clients.

This program provides targeted supports to highly vulnerable and complex needs individuals and families with the intention of strengthening parenting skills and increasing the capacity of families to manage independently, within a mixed modality of service delivery.

The key objectives of this role are:

  • Apply a case management model to a family in order to increase parental capacity to care well for children.
  • Focus on the child’s safety, stability, health, development and learning.
  • Provide a range of tailored interventions to the targeted cohort in line with the Best Interests Framework.

Vacancy details

Part-time 30.4 hours per week

Permanent position

$82,972 p/a (pro-rata) + super + salary packaging

To view the Position Description, please click here.

About You

  • Qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Nursing, Diploma of Welfare Studies, Diploma of Alcohol and Other Drugs or related field
  • Demonstrated experience managing complex cases with strong case practice including client advocacy, counselling, therapeutic interventions and family support in line with the Best Interest Framework
  • Demonstrated skills in risk and needs assessments
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the factors that can impact on a parent’s ability to care for children and knowledge of the service system and resources available that can support parents, children and young people
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.
  • Victorian Drivers Licence

Application Process

Applicants must address each of the Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered.

Applications to be submitted by email at recruitment@bcyf.org.au

Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.

Applications close 9 am Tuesday 2 March 2021.  

V.I.D 2100647

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Contact Details

For more information about the position please contact Cathy Sinclair, Acting Coordinator Child and Family 03 5226 8900.

We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and ensuring continuity of care and support to our clients and staff. With this in mind, if you are shortlisted, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview.

BCYF is committed to providing a safe and friendly environment for children and young people.

BCYF is an equal opportunity employer and encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to those from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities or applicants with a lived experience of disability to apply. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.

Applications close 9 am Tuesday 2 March 2021.  

V.I.D 2100647