Practitioner - Family Intervention

Anglicare Southern Queensland

Assist both parents and children with early intervention and reunification case management, building stability and safety within the family home.

  • Develop relationships to support effective service delivery and best outcomes
  • Complete assessments and develop intervention plans based on individual needs
  • Work alongside parents to increase their personal and home management skills
About the Position
Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more.  Our Family Intervention Service works to preserve families, or to assist in the reunification of a child with their family after a period of out of home care. 
  
This essential service based in Logan, requires an experienced professional to join their team to provide an in-home intensive intervention and support service to families where child protection issues have been identified as a significant concern.   Two services are offered within this program – Early Intervention and Reunification. This is a Full Time role (76 hours/ fortnight) on a 6 month contract (beginning July 2020). The successful person will be required to  travel throughout the region, be on call and possibility work afterhours.  
  
About You
As a Case Worker experienced in the child, youth and family sector, you will provide a range of functions requiring the following skills and experience:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the development of children and young people
  • Active engagement with parents and children including assessment, planning and delivery of services
  • Providing support and practical knowledge to families with at risk children
  • Proven background in responding to crisis situations, conflict resolution and problem-solving
  • Applied knowledge and understanding of the Child Protection System
  • Confident and capable using a practice framework that is child-centric and culturally sensitive
  • Ability to complete complex documentation on time and within required guidelines
  • Skilled in the use of computers and at an intermediate level with Microsoft Suite 
With the ability to relate effectively with a wide range of people, particularly vulnerable children and families, you will also offer:
  • Maturity and emotional resilience with the ability to self-care effectively
  • A calm, professional approach with the ability to use initiative & sound judgement in decision making including negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong capacity for problem-solving, with the ability to think outside the box to ensure successful solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to relate to a wide range of people, cultures & backgrounds
  • Demonstrated organisational and self-management skills with the ability to prioritise your own workload whilst working within a team environment
  • A dedicated approach to improving family well-being with both in-home and community-based services  
Our successful candidate will require:
  • Degree in Social Work, Psychology, Human Services, Behavioural Sciences or similar
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Current Licensed Care Service (LCS)
  • A current Queensland Driver Licence
    
What We Offer
Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team.  We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector.  You will also enjoy:
  • Strong management and leadership structure in a rewarding and safe workplace that promotes excellence
  • Significant and ongoing training – both internal and external, to encourage career growth and development
  • Work/life balance with part time hours within a dedicated and supportive team environment
  • The option to increase your take home pay with salary packaging
     
Application process:
Please upload your current resume with your application. We will connect with you to complete an online assessment when you are shortlisted and arrange interviews soon after.

JOB NUMBER 394006
For further information please contact
Kassandra Howell
07 3340 9299 

Applications close Friday 26 June 2020

A Pre-Employment Assessment will follow (after shortlisting) for disclosures of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated from performing the duties of this position.

Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues.  We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.