Child & Family Practitioner – multiple roles

  • Company:
    The Benevolent Society
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    4 days ago
  • Category:
    Social Care

Brighter Futures Program strengthens families so children can live at home safely, free from abuse and neglect, and enjoy the best possible start to life. We deliver voluntary services to families at high risk of entering or escalating within the statutory child protection system.

Your new role:

You will engage and support at risk families make different choices for their children. You will undertake an initial assessment of family strengths and needs, and develop case plans that build on the family’s resilience to enable them to overcome risks by using evidence informed practices, partnering with other services and supporting the family to shape their next chapter. 

We have full time, part time and max term vacancies in our Armidale , Inverell Moree  and Orange teams.

Your new home:

Armidale is an attractive and graceful city of tree-lined streets and gracious city parklands where the academic world of the University of New England mingles with a major rural service centre. The city has four distinct seasons and the scenery around Armidale includes forests, mountain gorges, waterfalls and four national parks.

Inverell is a charming and elegant rural town located on a bend in the Macintyre River in a mixed farming district known for its wheat, grapes olives, maize, barley and oats and fossiking opportunities for its tin, sapphires, zircons and diamonds.

Moree “Home of Artesian Water Country” is located on both sides of the Mehi River and has numerous attractive riverside parks and reserves. It is famous for its outstanding collection of Art Deco buildings which make the town centre particularly fascinating.

Orange is the best of both worlds – snow in the winter and blue skyes in the summer. With its rural location relatively close to both Sydney and Canberra, the city boasts gourment wineries, locally grown foods, award winning restaurants and numerous galleries. Bing rich in history and based a the bottom of an accient volcano, Orange is fitting for all walks of life with activities to match.

Our teams are dynamic with diverse skills and experiences. We have a supportive Leadership team and have access to a Practice Leadership Unit.

We are committed to high quality work, very welcoming and believe with the right support every parent has potential to make lasting life changes.

In the COVID world we are working remotely to ensure we can continue to deliver services. New employees are onboarded remotely and where safe in person.

Some of the benefits we offer:

  • Salary packaging,
  • Discounts on everyday purchases,
  • Flexible work arrangements,
  • Accrued days off,
  • Purchasing additional leave,
  • IT tools/devices to support working remotely,
  • Long service leave after 5 years & more!
  • What you need to succeed?

    As an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist, Case Worker or Case Manager you will have

  • At least 12 months case management experience working with at risk children, young people and/or families in a child protection focused role, including experience undertaking comprehensive assessments
  • Excellent understanding of child protection issues and client vulnerabilities such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence, mental health issues, and the impact of trauma and the effect on child behaviour and development
  • Excellent IT skills and ability to use technology in service delivery
  • Ability to work unsupervised
  • Ability to work remotely
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
  • A relevant degree qualification and current driver’s license