Our Child & Family Services provide intensive family support within the Child Protection system to strengthen families and decrease any risks to children, reducing the numbers of children entering Out of Home Care.
About this role
As the first point of contact for referrals, you will provide timely and effective intake and referral services for families at risk of entering into the statutory system. At times this may require working with referrers over the phone, in person or online.
You will conduct psychosocial assessments to identify effective intervention and support required. You will explore options with the family, empowering them to make informed choices to address their immediate needs. Most importantly you will ensure families have access to the right service at the right time.
Terms: 12 month contract full-time role based in Hurstville
Who’s the team?
We are a team of Child Development Specialists, Child & Family Practitioners, Allied Health Professionals, Workplace Trainers and Team Leaders with a supportive Manager and regional Practice Support Manager.
We are committed to high quality work, very welcoming and believe with the right support every parent has potential to make lasting life changes.
Why join The Benevolent Society?
• We support you to work flexibly; from home, other hubs or flexible hours
• We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
• We celebrate the best life moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
• Self care is important; monthly accrued day off & purchase additional leave
• Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available
• Novated leases & pool cars available
What you need to succeed?
As an experienced Child & Family Practitioner, Psychologist, Case Worker or Case Manager you will have:
• Experience identifying and addressing the needs of families and children with a disability through the use of strong assessment skills
• Holistic strengths based approach to achieve lasting change
• Capacity to engage with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal community and build relationships and engagement
• High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
• A relevant degree qualification and current driver’s license
Interested? Apply online today!
Call Rachel Reminis on 0466 942 708 to discuss the role in more detail.
Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.
We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members.
We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability please get in contact.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check or similar (where relevant to the role).