Our Kids in Focus program partners with families experiencing drugs or alcohol misuse to strengthen family functioning and decrease any risks to children (0 – 12).
Your new role:
As a Child & Family Practitioner, you will partner with families with current and/or a history of drugs or alcohol misuse. You will undertake an initial assessment of family strengths and needs, make referrals that successfully link them to appropriate networks and provide ongoing case management support. You will work closely with our Brighter Futures team to ensure the family are receiving the correct supports.
Terms: Maximum Term full time position available at Mudgee or Dubbo - flexible location for the right candidate!
Some of the benefits we offer
- 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 & purchase additional leave
- Salary packaging, meals and entertainment card and discount program available
- Novated leases & pool cars available
What you need to succeed?
You will have a tertiary (degree) qualification in Social Work, Welfare or Psychology or related discipline and:
- Experience in the Community Services Sector in Early Intervention, Child Protection or Drugs & Alcohol
- Ability to actively engage, assess and case manage families using a strengths based approach
- A clear understanding of child protection issues and the impact of drugs and alcohol misuse with the capacity to identify when the level of risk requires statutory intervention
- High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work
- Excellent relationship building skills and experience working with the local Aboriginal communities
- Current drivers license (pool cars are available so you don’t need to use your own vehicle)
Interested? Apply online today!
Call Jan McRae on 0424 751 094 to discuss the role in more detail. Closing date 27 May 2018
Internally this role is called a Child & Family Practitioner.