Family Services Practitioner

Family Life – Transforming lives for stronger communities

  • Work locally in the Bayside Area and make a difference within our Community
  • Enjoy the benefits of flexible work through our Hybrid Working Model
  • Part-Time, 30.4hours per week, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Opportunity
  • Level 5 SCHADS Award $88,761.92 pro rata + Generous Salary Packaging + Super

Be part of an organisation that allows you to prioritise your health and wellbeing within a supportive, people-focused culture.

Who we are

Family Life is a specialist family services provider that has worked with children, families and communities for more than 50 years.   At Family Life, we believe every child deserves to thrive in a safe and healthy family environment. Our vision is to work with clients and partners to create capable communities, strong families and thriving children.

We are known for our innovation, impact and a whole-of-community collective impact approach.  Our teams are committed to transforming the lives of our clients and communities to build resilience and healthy relationships.

The Opportunity 

The Family Practitioner role is a Part-time – 12 Month fixed term contract position within the Family Services Team based at Sandringham/Frankston sites as required, with WFH as per Hybrid Working Model. The Family Practitioner provides short- and medium-term case management and support service for vulnerable children, young people aged 0-17 and their families.

 Our Ideal Candidate

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.

A day in the life of the Family Practitioner includes:

  • Working 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, regularly assessing the progress of their clients against their identified goals
  • Working closely with other key stakeholders including Maternal and Child Health Nurses, schools / the Department of Education, 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.

What we offer

  • Flexible Work Culture through our Hybrid Working Model
  • Salary packaging (receive up to an extra $18,500 in tax-free pay per year)
  • Paid Wellbeing Leave
  • Paid Study Leave
  • Additional Purchased Annual Leave Scheme
  • Home office equipment provided by Family Life to support Hybrid Working
  • Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service for employees

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 Rebecca, Roxanne or Sam – Family Services Team Leaders on (03) 8599 5433.

Applications close: Friday 22 July 2022

*We will be reviewing applications as they are received, therefore this role may close sooner if we find the right candidate.  Please apply now to ensure you do not miss out!

All offers of employment are subject to the Family Life Safety Screening process, including a Working with Children Check, Police Records Check and COVID vaccination certificate.  Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with Family Life.

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.

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.


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