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Family Preservation Practitioner (BPA)

Location:
Melbourne  
Employment Type:
FP - Full-Time Permanent  
Department:
VIC Team Manager FFL
Salary:
Salary Packaging for Not-for-Profits available
Closing Date:
15/12/2021
Supporting Documentation:

Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) Practitioner – Bayside, Victoria

An exceptional opportunity for a highly motivated Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioner to join the Key Assets Victorian team. This is a varied full-time permanent position that will utilise your experience and passion for making a difference.

  • Flexible balanced approach to working from home
  • Opportunity for career learning and development
  • Be part of a supportive team with a great culture
  • Charity salary packaging options + vehicle + fuel card
  • 4 weeks holiday, increasing to 5 weeks after 2 years continual service

About Our Organisation - KEY ASSETS - The Children’s Services Provider (Not-For-Profit Agency)

  • National organisation providing child, youth and family services including out of home care, family preservation and intensive support, early intervention.
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI Bronze Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017, AWEI Silver Employer Award for 2018, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017.
  • Key Assets is committed to working in partnership with all communities to achieve good outcomes for our children and families.
  • View our current Reconciliation Action Plan here: https://keyassets.org.au/our-reconciliation-action-plan-rap/ .

Key Responsibility

The FPR Practitioner will work within the FPR team to provide intensive supports to families. The aim of this role is to promote the wellbeing of vulnerable children and young people by supporting and building the capacity of those adults responsible for their care.

About the Role

Reporting to the Team Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Implementing the Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) Response including the Working with Families Key to Care Framework along with the common elements approach to deliver high quality services to vulnerable families in the Bayside Peninsula Area.
  • Providing a specialist response to priority cohorts, including response to infants, young children and adolescents, people with disabilities, and /or people experiencing family violence.
  • Conducting needs/risk/safety assessments, and developing time limited intensive intervention goals with families, ensuring the highest possible transparency with children, young people, and family in their homes and within an assertive outreach model.
  • Providing a culturally competent service and respect Aboriginal children and families right to self-determination.
  • Working collaboratively with families to identify goals and develop and implement therapeutic plans in their own homes.
  • In accordance with the family’s goals, improve the parent(s) skills in parenting their children safely by providing, counselling, crisis intervention, psychoeducation, group work and practical support to families, paying particular attention to impacts of parental drug use, mental health problems, family violence, child abuse and neglect.
  • Developing and coordinating service network response for individual families to ensure tailored and effective intervention dependent on assessed support needs and identified family goals.
  • Participating in Key Care Team meetings and work closely with Child Protection services in relation to the monitoring of risk and individual outcomes reporting.
  • Ensuring that the protection of children and the promotion of their welfare is given absolute priority in all activities and that critical incidents/allegations/disclosures are recorded, investigated, and acted upon appropriately and in keeping with Key Assets and the public sector Child Safety procedures.
  • Participating in reflective practice and professional development and collaborate with Key Assets Practice Leads.

Experience and Skills Required

We are looking for a solution focused, skilled practitioner with initiative and a drive to succeed. This will be supported by your:

  • Recognised Social Work Qualification, if qualification is from overseas then proof of validation by the AASW required. Or a Qualification in Psychology, Counselling, Behavioural Science, or other relevant degree may be considered.
  • Post-qualification experience in child and family work
  • Proven track record in working with and or on behalf of children, respecting and maintaining their individuality and promoting their positive development.
  • Experience and understanding of Child and Family Service, Child Protection and Court Orders.
  • Experience in undertaking comprehensive assessments to develop, implement, monitor, and review service delivery and support plans.
  • Experience in assessing parenting capacity.
  • Excellent report writing skills.
  • Experience working with resistant clients.
  • Ability to work in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

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For a private conversation regarding this exciting new opportunity, please call please call Simone Carr, Operations Manager 0448 672 552. (KEY ASSETS RESERVES THE RIGHT TO INTERVIEW SUITABLE INDIVIDUALS PRIOR TO THE CLOSING DATE OF THIS CAMPAIGN, THIS CAMPAIGN MAY ALSO BE EXTENDED AT ANY TIME)

To comply with Victoria’s public health order on mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations, it is a requirement of this role that the successful candidate is fully vaccinated prior to commencing employment with Key Assets.

KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.