Current Vacancies

Family Practitioner

Apply Job no: 508329
Work type: Part Time
Location: Northern Suburbs
Categories: Community Development

  • Part-time 30.4 hrs/week (4 days/week) ongoing role
  • SCHADS Level 6 with Salary Packaging available
  • Located in our Preston office

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:

Intensive Family Services aims to maintain children safely at home through holistic, joined up family strengthening supports delivered in partnership as appropriate with Child Protection and partner agencies. 

Intensive Family Services works intensively with children and families, in partnership with care teams, delivering evidence-informed interventions and practice approaches to achieve goals that promote child safety, permanency and development and which increase parenting capability and family functioning. 

Like family services, the approach has a focus on family strengthening and preservation, though may also support reunification where appropriate.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A relevant degree in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or a related degree in behavioural sciences with a minimum of two years relevant experience;
  • Demonstrated resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma, violence or neglect;
  • Demonstrated awareness and commitment to working within the ‘Best Interest Principles’ outlined within the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005 and a sound understanding of the Victorian Child Protection system;
  • Demonstrated experience working with families who have multiple and complex needs, utilising a child-focused family-centred approach;
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of individual and systemic theories which underpin effective in-home family based interventions;
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders, including DFFH Child Protection, to reach the best outcomes for children, young people and families, including a demonstrated awareness of the Child Information Sharing Scheme, the Family Violence Information Sharing Scheme and the MARAM Framework;
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Office packages and other statistical databases such as IRIS.  

Detailed Position Description Download File PD_Family Prac_Family Services_ PT_Preston_Sept 2021.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 Jan Pfeiffer on 0408 053 196.

Applications close Tuesday 5th October

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible because applications will be assessed and candidates interviewed 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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