Cradle to Kinder Practitioner

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities.

  • Full Time, fixed term contract until April 2021 (parental leave cover)
  • $74,500 – $78,000 (negotiable depending on skills and experience)
  • Sandringham/Frankston

Who we are

Family Life is a specialist family services organisation known for its innovation, impact and whole-of-community approach.  Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

Family Life is a growing organisation that is recognised for its innovative approach and has been named in the Top 10 Give Easy Innovation Index for 2018 and 2019. Family Life has recently been awarded an Australian Crime Prevention Award for Meaningful Community Change for leading the ‘Together We Can’ collective impact project which saw a significant drop in reported incidents of family violence over the life of the project in Cardinia Shire.

Family Life is a child safe organisation. We value, respect and listen to children and young people.  We are committed to the safety of all children and young people. Family Life supports children to meet their potential and thrive. We do not tolerate neglect, mistreatment or abuse of any kind.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual who embodies the Family Life Way principles to deliver trauma informed support to our clients and achieve positive outcomes for communities.

What we offer

Family Life team members have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including RDO’s and Purchased Leave), EAP services, and training and professional development opportunities (including Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics certification).

The position

The Cradle to Kinder Practitioner position is a Full Time, Fixed Term role based between our Frankston and Sandringham sites. The position is responsible for providing intensive and therapeutic long term case management to promote the wellbeing of infants, children and vulnerable families. The aim of this program is to implement early intervention to young families who are experiencing significant vulnerabilities.

The Cradle to Kinder Practitioner provides long term case management to young parents and their infant, whilst employing a whole of family, holistic approach. Practitioners will support families based on their needs and will work closely with other key agencies as part of a care team approach, working particularly closely with DHHS Child Protection and Maternal and Child Health.

A typical day in the life of this position includes: conducting home visits to families, supporting parents and families to link in with their community, supporting families with a range of needs, facilitating groups, undertaking case noting and participating in peer supervision. During COVID we still maintain a high level of contact with families using virtual platforms.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for an experienced social worker who wants to create positive outcomes for infants and their families using a whole of family approach. Do you enjoy a role where no day is the same and you can make a real difference in the community? If this sounds like you, we would love to hear from you!

How to Apply

For a full position description please click here.

Please submit your confidential application including a CV and cover letter addressing the key selection criteria via our Application Portal. Please note: applicants who do not meet the selection criteria will not be considered.

For further information regarding the position please contact Dawn Wachenuka, Program Manager – Families and Community on (03) 8599 5433.
Family Life values diversity and welcomes applicants who meet the position criteria, irrespective of race and ethnicity, colour, age, gender, gender identity, disability, religion and sexual orientation.
All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory Working with Children Check and Police Records Check.

Applications close: 5pm 1 November 2020

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