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Family Support Practitioner

Act for Kids - Maryborough, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


We’re seeking a dedicated Family Support Practitioner to join our Intensive Family Support (IFS) team based in Maryborough. Reporting to the Program Coordinator, this position will deliver an outreach model of family case-management programs to families and kids within the region.

This position is part-time (0.9FTE), fixed term until 31 December 2022. Extension of employment contract beyond December 2022 is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain a regular case load of client families.
  • Regularly attend and participate in case reviews.
  • Working with other professionals and agencies utilising an ecological model.
  • Engaging families, obtaining consent and developing a case plan in conjunction with the family which addresses unmet needs and child protection concerns.
  • Working collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure families goals are achieved.

About you...

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (allied health, social work, human services).
  • At least 2 years’ experience providing case management and therapeutic services to families, caregivers, young people and children in a child protection framework.
  • An understanding of current child protection legislation and policy reforms.
  • An ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to work with families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 4.1- 4.4 under the SCHCADS award.
  • Salary range is $72,362 – $77,859 plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time).
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees).
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance.
  • Strong values based organisation.
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities).
  • Paid parental leave and study assistance.
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal.
  • Excellent flexible work environment.

Blue Card Requirement

From 31 August 2020, you are required to have a current blue card to commence employment at Act for Kids in Queensland. Please visit Queensland Blue cards for more information.

About applying...

Click on ‘Apply for this job’ to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Angelita Healy on 0458791118 or Angelita.Healy@actforkids.com.au

Click here to see a full copy of the position description.

Closing Date: 11 June 2021

Maryborough, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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