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Intensive Family Services PractitionerAnglicare Victoria
part time [0.8FTE] ongoing position Can be located in our Maryborough or Kyneton office/s Professional development opportunities offered About Us: At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower.
We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work. The Position: Family Support Services in the North Central Region is funded to deliver services to families who have dependent children between the ages of 0-18 across six local government areas; City Of Greater Bendigo, Macedon Ranges, Mt Alexander Shire, Central Goldfields, Loddon Shire and Campaspe. The Intensive Family Support practitioner will be part an integrated multi-disciplinary team, made up of a range of programs, such as: Integrated Family Services Intensive Family Support Complex Disability Support Needs Program Access to Early Learning Program Family Services Specialist Disability Practitioner Parenting Assessment & Skills Development Teams deliver a range of short, medium and high intensity outreach services, capable of delivering flexible supports that respond to a families need.
The approach to the working with families is, solution focused, strength-based support with a focus on: Building relationships with children, young people and their families. Assertive connection and outreach to children, young people, their families and key supports Conducting ongoing family assessments; Provide outreach, child focus family inclusive support in the family home; Assist families to clarify and develop goals to address the issues that are of concern and provide opportunity for the family to regularly review progress, with a focus on the child’s safety, stability and development; To ensure that the child’s voice is heard and informs key goals and plans; and provide holistic case management support to all families. Consult and work in partnership with a range of stakeholders as appropriate to deliver interventions that support children and families to meet their goals.
To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need: A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level; Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma; Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive safety and wellbeing assessments and work within the Best Interest Principles as outlined within the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005. Sound understanding of the Child Protection and welfare....