The Intensive Family Support service (IFS) provided by the Benevolent Society is a critical component of the Queensland Government’s Child and Family Reforms ‘Supporting Families, Changing Futures’. IFS services provide a crucial frontline service for families who need support to safely care for and nurture their children and reduce the need for Child Safety to intervene. Intensive Family Support is underpinned by a belief that everyone has a right to be happy, healthy and safe, to make choices about their lives and be involved in all decisions that affect their families. The Benevolent Society receives funding from the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women to deliver Intensive Family Support service.
Intensive Family Support Services respond to families experiencing vulnerability with children and young people who are at risk of involvement in the statutory child protection system. Intensive Family Support is a consent based program providing case management for families who agree to engage with the service. Participation in the Intensive Family Support service is voluntary. Intensive Family Support Service is available to vulnerable families experiencing moderate to high support needs with children 0-18 years residing in the Beenleigh Bayside areas in South East Qld.
Your new role
As a Child and Family Practitioner (case manager) you will work collaboratively with families to identify and prioritise their presenting needs and address those needs by providing intensive support and facilitating engagement with specialist services as required. As part of this role you will engage and support at risk families by assessing the families strengths and needs, developing a family support plan with the family that builds on the family’s resilience to enable them to overcome risks by using evidence informed practices and by partnering with other services to support the family reach their family goals and increasing safety and wellbeing in the home.
Terms: Fulltime, max term 12 month contract.
Who’s the team?
The IFS team consists of a team of Case Managers (Child and Family Practitioners), Domestic and Family Violence Specialists, Identified Child and Family Practitioners and Senior Practitioner and Team Leaders. We are committed to high quality work and believe with the right support every family has the potential to make lasting life changes.
- We support you to work flexibly; from home, other hubs or flexible hours. Pool cars are also available.
- We set you up for success with a buddy, structured orientation & mobile tools
- We celebrate the best live moments; the small acts that make a difference within our teams and with our clients
- Self care is important; Monthly accrued day off available & option to purchase additional leave
- Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card, discount program
What you need to succeed?
As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Case Worker or Case Manager, you will have a minimum of two years experience in the family support or child protection sector and have the ability to demonstrate:
- Management of complex cases & working with children, young people and their families who are either at risk of entering or who have had involvement with the child protection system.
- Undertaking risk assessments, and developing and implementing effective case plans for children, youth and their families.
- Working in a strengths based resilience framework to achieve lasting change.
- Engaging with people from all walks of life including the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community
- A relevant Bachelors Degree and current driver’s licence
Interested? Apply online today!
Apply ASAP with your resume and cover letter (no more than 2 pages), outlining how you align to the role! Contact Elizabeth Power on 0427 896 697 for a confidential discussion.
Closing date: 5pm 5th February 2021
Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.
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