Practitioner- Family and Relationship Services (FaRS)

Archdiocese of Brisbane

Centacare Family & Relationship Services is seeking to appoint a Full-Time Practitioner to work with the Sunshine Coast Family and Relationship team.

  • Working with a Professional Not for Profit
  • Opportunities for Personal and Professional Development
  • Salary Packaging Option
Centacare Family and Relationship Services (CFRS) is a non-profit community organisation that supports the strengthening of family and community relationships, particularly where there is vulnerability and disadvantage. Our services are available to the entire community regardless of religion, circumstance, ethnicity, economic situation, age, gender or ability.
We strive to deliver professional and accountable services whilst empowering our clients to find solutions and achieve their goals. You will have the opportunity to work with a great team that embraces the highest standards, while working with leading
systems, procedures, structures and strategies.

The Role:
Centacare Family & Relationship Services is seeking to appoint a Full-Time Practitioner to work with the Sunshine Coast Family and Relationship Services team. Remuneration for this position is paid in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award, minimum level 5.
Qualified practitioners with experience in family counselling and group facilitation (i.e. parenting, children’s programs etc.), with a well-developed understanding of the impact of Domestic & Family Violence, Child Safety and Family Law would be highly regarded.
You will:
  • be a highly effective communicator
  • have extensive interpersonal skills
  • demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and integrity in working with clients, colleagues, and community stakeholders
  • participate in consultative and collaborative strategies with other practitioners
  • have the opportunity to support and work with diverse families and complex needs
  • work to provide equitable services for clients
Skills and Experience:
  • demonstrated applied understanding of Domestic and Family Violence Act, Child Protection Act and the Family Law Act
  • knowledge, skills and experience in the principles and practices of contemporary theories and a working knowledge of psychotherapeutic counselling techniques, brief solution focused intervention, trauma informed practice, family systems theory, group theories and dynamics as appropriate to the role
  • demonstrated articulation of a well-developed practice framework for domestic and family violence and its nexus with family law and child safety; and skills and experience in intake, risk assessment, crisis intervention, and safety planning
  • well-developed understanding of Domestic and Family Violence, Child Protection and Family Law issues and the impact on families engaged in these systems
  • well-developed written work including report writing, case notes, data collection, data entry and computer literacy skills
  • relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, Social or Behavioural Sciences, from a recognised tertiary institution
  • eligibility for membership of APS, AASW, or similar recognised professional association
  • have a current Blue Card – or be eligible to apply
  • agree (if offered employment), that Centacare can conduct an Australian Federal Police Criminal History Check
  • agree to sign a statutory declaration stating you have no overseas criminal offences
  • have Australian Work Rights – Australian citizenship/Visa documentary evidence is to be provided at interview (please contact us for detail if needed)
Applications close 12 March 2021
For more information please contact Adam Beck on 5430 9332.