Integrated Family Services Practitioner

Job No: Berry2112
Location: Eaglemont, VIC

  • Eaglemont location
  • Part Time Fixed term (0.8EFT) until 30 June 2018
  • Generous Salary Packaging Benefits

Join Victoria’s largest independent child welfare organisation and become a vital part of a team that never gives up doing whatever it takes for kids. We believe everyone should have a good childhood, growing up in families and communities where they feel safe, nurtured and have hope for the future.

The Northern Family Services program provides outreach case management and support services to vulnerable children and families in the municipalities of Banyule, Nillumbik, Darebin, Yarra and Whittlesea. An exciting opportunity within the Family Services’ Team exists for a Practitioner with family violence experience together with some working knowledge of Family Services’ practice. The Integrated Family Services Practitioner role is a time limited role, within the Family Services Program that will enhance the practitioner’s skill set in the broader Family Services’ system. This is a unique role incorporating elements of Family Violence and Family Service expertise.

The Integrated Family Services Practitioner will support complex case management of Family Services' clients experiencing family violence. They will be required to attend care teams, court and provide advocacy to police and other stakeholders. The role will also involve providing secondary consult to the Family Services team as well as providing specialised intake and assessment to referred cases where family violence is an identified risk.

The successful applicant will have formal qualifications in social work, welfare or a related discipline. You will have the capacity to provide high quality assessments of families where family violence is an identified risk. Case work experience working with women and children who have experienced family violence is required as well as a strong ability to articulate your practice framework and the gendered nature of family violence.

 

Queries to Ann Sherman (Senior Manager, Family Services) on (03) 9450 4700

Applications addressing the key selection criteria should be submitted by 11pm Sunday 22nd  October 2017

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Berry Street are committed to the safety, participation and empowerment of all children, including those with a disability and culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Berry Street are also committed to cultural safety, inclusion and empowerment of Aboriginal children, their families and communities. Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

 

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