In the Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women you will have the opportunity to work together with people, partners & places to enable Queenslanders, especially the most vulnerable, to thrive & be safe.
You will help achieve this vision through developing initiatives to enable children, young people, women & families to thrive & be safe, & to have hope and opportunity. Our programs & community partnerships preserve cultural connections for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples to achieve positive life outcomes.
The Department of Child Safety, Youth & Women service centres are at the front line of service delivery & offer the chance to directly support & build the local community. Working in a service centre can provide staff with opportunities for increased positional autonomy & a greater connection to, and involvement in the local community.
– Effectively and positively engage with children, families, carers and service providers (including both government and non-government agencies) as required to support children and parents to meet their identified case plan goals.
– Provide individualised, high quality, and culturally appropriate supports to children and families subject to tertiary child protection intervention including, but not limited to; facilitation of positive family connection, referrals and advocacy for services, parent coaching and support of transition from care plans.
– Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, children and parents to support the establishment and strengthening of effective safety and support networks, including connection to extended family and community.
– Provide high quality, comprehensive casework support and advice to assist in informing decisions about the safety and protective needs of children where complex child protection concerns are present.
– Participate effectively as a team member in a multidisciplinary team to deliver well-planned family support services to vulnerable children and families.
– Actively contribute to a culture of continuous learning, training and professional development, to ensure practice knowledge and skills are contemporary and evidence-based.
– Prepare and maintain quality case records in accordance with departmental case management requirements.
In this role, you will report to a Senior Practitioner and you will also engage with a range of stakeholders in order to deliver child protection services including children, young people and families, foster carers, police officers, education providers, medical officers, community members, NGOs and other service providers.
Applications to remain current for 12 months.