July 11, 2018

Practitioner – Family Support (Identified)

About the Position

Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more. Our team at Gympie are looking for a Practitioner – Family Support to join them on a full-time basis, providing an in-home support service to vulnerable families experiencing challenges in caring for their children.

The role will provide practical and therapeutic assistance to families so their children can remain safely in the family home. Referrals may come from a variety of sources including Family and Child Connect, the Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services, the parents themselves, family members, members of the community and community agencies.

This is an identified role and Anglicare SQ considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under S25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

About You

With a background in Social Services, Nursing, Education or an Allied Health field you will offer experience working with families, particularly relating to child protection. Your capabilities in this area will include:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and to identify with this heritage
  • Experience in professional case work supporting children at risk, vulnerable families and perpetrators of family violence
  • Understanding and development of meaningful connections with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community networks & people
  • Developing goals and strategies with families that align with the priority of stopping abusive, violent and controlling behaviour, and supporting improved wellbeing
  • Proven background working with families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds and the capacity to display cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Active engagement with parents and children including assessment, planning and delivery both practical and therapeutic assistance
  • Working collaboratively with internal and external agencies and groups to support families and provide the best outcomes possible
  • Participate in continuous improvement objectives and maintain current awareness of legislative requirements and practice standards
  • Ability to complete complex documentation on time and within required guidelines
  • Skilled in the use of computers and at an intermediate level with Microsoft Suite

With the ability to relate effectively with a wide range of people, particularly vulnerable children and families who may also have mental health, violence or substance abuse issues, you will also offer:

  • Maturity and emotional resilience with the ability to self-care effectively
  • A calm, professional approach with the ability to use initiative & sound judgement in decision making including negotiation and influencing skills
  • Strong capacity for problem-solving, with the ability to think outside the box to ensure successful solutions
  • Excellent communication skills and confidence to relate to a wide range of people, different cultures & backgrounds
  • Demonstrated organisational and self-management skills with the ability to prioritise your own workload whilst working within a team environment
  • A dedicated approach to improving child and family well-being

Our successful candidate will require:

  • To identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander (this is viewed as a genuine occupational requirement)
  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant field including Social Work, Nursing or Education
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • Current Licensed Care Service (LCS)
  • A current Queensland Driver Licence

What We Offer

Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:

  • Strong management and leadership structure in a rewarding and safe workplace that promotes excellence
  • Significant and ongoing training – both internal and external, to encourage career growth and development
  • Making a difference and improving the lives of Indigenous people within your local community
  • The option to increase your take home pay with full PBI salary packaging

How to Apply

Show Your Interest

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being. Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues.  We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

Anglicare SQ considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under S25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

Position Description


For further information please contact

Erica Files on 0417 255 047

 Applications close Friday 27th July 2018

Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position

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