Current Vacancies

Families First Worker

Apply Job no: 505003
Work type: Full Time
Location: Bendigo
Categories: Community Development

  • Changing the immediate future of at risk children and families
  • Ongoing support and guidance
  • Professional Development opportunities

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position:

Child and Family Services in the St Luke’s Region consist of a range of programs that provide support to families who have dependent children 0-18 years with the aim of providing quality in-home and community interventions that vary in intensity. The Families First program works with families who are involved with Child Protection services, providing immediate response to prevent out of home care placement or support reunification.

The support is delivered over a 6-8 weeks period. The collaboration with families is targeted, intensive, goal focused and delivered in a child-centred, family focused way and occurs within family’s homes or the community setting. The family worker will partner with families and key stakeholders; supporting the family to make the changes that may be needed for children to be safe in the care of their parents or caregiver.

This role can be based at either Maryborough, Kyneton or Echuca.

 To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  1. A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and / or related behavioural sciences at a degree level or associated diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream.
  2. Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma
  3. Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive safety and wellbeing assessments and work within the Best Interest Principles ‘ as outlined within the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  4. Sound understanding of the Child Protection and welfare system, and experience in collaboration with a range of professionals in a care team approach.
  5. Excellent written and verbal communication, time management and organisational skills.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.

How to Apply:

Detailed Position Description Download File Families First Practitioner PD September2020ongoing.pdf 

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Jemma Lamb on [03]54 401100.

We would encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position early.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.


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