Functional Family Therapy – Child Welfare. In partnership with FaCS this service aims to shape how our sector works with families in the future.
About the role
This integrated approach incorporates theory, clinical practice and evidence based research so it’s both a clinical and case management model. Globally this technique has resulted in more ROSH families remaining together and achieving changes in family dynamics that endure over time.
FaCS has selected this approach based on its international success increasing children safety and keeping more families together. It’s proven to make a real different to families within the statutory child protection system.
Terms: 12 month Maternity Leave contract based in Macquarie Park office, covering the Chatswood/Northern Beaches.This role is also linked to the Hurstville team and may need to at times step in to work with families in the Central/ Eastern Sydney region.
What will you do?
Using your new knowledge, you will work intensively with families to assess strengths, needs and identify goals; develop and monitor case plans aimed at improving family functioning and increasing the safety of children.
You will support clients to embed changes particularly behavioural changes and plan for potential challenges that families may face in the future. Critical to the success of the program will be documenting your activity to ensure we can measure the impact of the frameworks within the Australian market and shape future practice standards across the sector.
Some of our benefits:
- Shape the future of family intervention
- Family friendly workplace including flexible hours
- Pool cars and novated lease vehicles available
- Salary Packaging options available
- Covered by our Enterprise Agreement
What do you need to succeed?
You will have a tertiary qualification in Social Work, Welfare, Psychology, Counselling or related discipline and:
- Experience working with at risk children, young people and/or families in a child protection or counselling role
- Ability to actively engage, assess and case manage at risk families using a strengths based approach
- A clear understanding of child protection issues and the capacity to identify when the level of risk requires statutory child protection intervention
- Strong attention to detail and commitment to data collection
- Excellent relationship building skills and experience engaging with reluctant clients
- Desire and confidence to learn new practices and immediately implement techniques with clients
Interest? Apply online today!
Call Rachel on 0466 942 708 for more details about the role.
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).