The Family Wellbeing Services (FWS) aims to strengthen cohesion and capacity of families to raise healthy children to achieve their own potential and to address identified gaps in prevention, early identification and care coordination and family enhancement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families where there is a heightened risk of becoming engaged with the Child Protection system.
The primary purpose of the Family Wellbeing Practitioner is to provide quality culturally appropriate professional case management and casework to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families who are accessing the service. This is achieved through offering support, facilitating practical intervention and prevention techniques and strategies from a cultural strength-based and family-led decision-making approach that enhances an individual's capacity and empowers families to sustain positive changes with their parenting and overall relationships. The service model is centred around the Family Led Decision Making (FLDM) Framework which focuses on the family's story, knowledge, expertise and vision to develop case plans. Our team comprises staff with expertise across the community sector to allow the broad range of family needs to be addressed and supported. The staff support families through levels of intervention and acknowledges the important role of community Elders and other support services to nurture and heal families. The service will utilise strong existing partnerships and referral pathways with services and support networks across the Lockyer Valley and Somerset regions catchment.
- Qualifications and/or equal professional experience in psychology, social work, community services, youth work, early childhood with a focus on child protection. - Demonstrated ability to provide information, referral pathways and advice to families specific to their circumstances that is sound, accountable and accepted - Demonstrated time management skills, with the ability to balance and prioritise various client engagement, administrative and reporting requirements including the use of various databases - Demonstrated experience in working effectively with families, children and external sources/agencies. - Effective communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal - Current Drivers Licence (QLD) - Working with Children check (Blue Card) - At least Dose 1 of the Covid-19 vaccine prior to commencement
- An attractive and highly competitive base salary with 17.5% Annual Leave Loading - Excellent training and career development opportunities - Salary packaging, meal entertainment card, and novated lease options - Great work-life balance - An organisation committed to improving our community’s health and well-being
Based in Laidley, we offer a competitive remuneration package in line with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010. To request a copy of the Position Description please email to [email protected] Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply