Current Vacancies

Family Services Practitioner

Apply Job no: 510701
Work type: Full Time
Location: Eastern Suburbs
Categories: Family Services

Join family services where you can tune and improve your engagement skills

Work from our office in Lilydale, pool cars available for outreach

We are the leading provider of family services in Victoria


Your role:

The role involves the provision of an in-home family casework service, working in partnership with families with the aim of strengthening parenting capacity and family resilience.  The work involves taking steps to reduce risks to children's safety and wellbeing and that of other family members, as well as working with families to empower them to manage their life situation and to take charge of their lives, including having a positive engagement with their community. 


About you:          

  • Experience or knowledge of Best Interest Principles as outlined within the Children, Youth and Families Act 2005
  • Family Services aims to support parents to ensure the social, emotional, educational, health and developmental needs for their children are met
  • A good understanding of the social context of child abuse and neglect and experience in applying relevant theoretical approaches to deliver outcomes.
  • Experience in active engagement of vulnerable children, youth and families and delivering a range of interventions to improve their outcomes
  • Experience in conducting risk and needs assessments, and developing and implementing action plans
  • Skills in case management, including developing community linkages
  • A commitment to working with vulnerable children young people and families who have experienced trauma 



  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work or related discipline at degree level or diploma level with experience relevant to child welfare


What you need to know:

  • Salary offers start at $84,000 plus super plus salary packaging (Level 5 SCHCADS)
  • Office location: Lilydale
  • We are a career focussed organisation
  • We are the largest provider of children and families services in Victoria
  • An industry leading learning and development team and culture of continuous improvement
  • Access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits supporting your physical and mental health
  • A culture of inclusivity and resilience
  • Our Rainbow Tick Accreditation
  • A leadership team that are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes for children, young people and families


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. AV employees are required to either be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 or have a medical exemption. AV will require evidence that you are compliant with these requirements.


Ready to take the next step:

Please have a read of the detailed Position Description here: Download File Full time Family Services Prac new PD.pdf

The closing date is 26th May

To apply for this position please click apply below.

You will also be requested to attach your resume and cover letter that describes your motivation to apply for this role and any skills and experience relevant to the role.

For further enquiries contact Angela Morris, Program Manager on 03 97356100

You can also contact our Recruitment Specialist Paul Ridley on 03 9412 6078 or email for an informal discussion about this role


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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