Family Practitioner

Be part of transforming lives for stronger communities.

  • Full Time / Permanent
  • $82,774.64 – $86,529.04 per annum (negotiable depending on skills and experience) plus superannuation
  • Sandringham / Frankston with some travel to other sites when required

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 Rostered Day Off and Purchased Leave schemes, hybrid working arrangement in alignment with COVID-19 guidelines), Employee Assistance Program (EAP) services, and training and professional development opportunities.

The position

The Family Practitioner is a Full Time / Permanent role based at Sandringham and Frankston and provides case management and support service for vulnerable infants, children and young people aged 0-17 and their families.

A day in the life of this position includes:  The Family Practitioner will work with a range of clients presenting with  complex needs and issues of risk and safety. Typically the practitioner will conduct weekly outreach visits with their allocated families, provide needs based case management utilising a child-centred strengths-based approach.  The aim of the program is to build parenting capacity and assist parents to be responsive to their child’s developmental needs, including their understanding of child development and building healthy and positive attachments. The practitioner will provide a collaborative response to clients’ needs.  Working closely with other key stakeholders including Maternal and Child health nurses, Schools, the Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (formerly known as DHHS) and other relevant professionals. The Family Practitioner will work across Case Management in combination with carrying a portfolio which may pertain to relevant group or community based work.Whilst this position will relate predominantly to a case management framework, the incumbent may be required to work across the brief intervention space.

Why apply?

This is a great opportunity for an experienced and dedicated individual to join the Family Life family. You will join a team of experienced, passionate and dynamic practitioners who are making a difference to the community.

How to Apply

For a full position description please visit the Family Life careers page at 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, Families and Community Program Manager or Luke Doherty Practice Leader, Families and Community (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 the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check and Police Records Check. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.

Applications close: Sunday 7 of March 2021

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