Family Support Practitioner – Rockhampton

Job Description

About Act for Kids

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 33 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 35 years. Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

Why Join Act for Kids?

The Act for Kids team is a community of shared values. We are a team that is ProfessionalEthicalCaringCourageous, and Collaborative.

  • Inclusive Employer 2023-2024 named by Diversity Council Australia.
  • Employer of Choice awarded in 2019, categories including Health/Wellbeing; Leadership; + Work-Life Balance.
  • Fitness Passport including discounted fitness memberships to a range of facilities for you and your family.
  • Above-award leave provisions including additional parental, study, wellbeing, exam, and pet leave.
  • Professional Development via our annual development fund as well as ongoing structured support.
  • Employee Assistance Program including 24/7 counselling support, and health and wellbeing portals.
  • Salary packaging increasing your take home pay with up to $15,900 per year tax free + an additional $2,650 for meal and entertainment.

About the Position

We are looking to welcome a Family Support Practitioner to deliver an outreach model of case management to families with the aim of improving child safety.

  • Full time position.
  • Level 4 under the SCHCADS award. Salary range is $82,046 - $88,288 plus super.
  • Government funded until 30 June 2025 with possible extension.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and service a case load of client families.
  • Use a variety of tools to assess each family member’s strengths and worries.
  • Develop, implement, and regularly review case plans that address worries and build on strengths.
  • Identify, co-ordinate and lead stakeholder groups to develop, implement and review single case plans.

You can read our full position description here under the relevant vacancy.

About You

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (allied health, psychology, social work, human services).
  • Experience providing case-management and therapeutic services to families, caregivers, young people and children in a child protection framework.
  • Well-developed communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills.
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to communicate and work effectively with families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Other Requirements

  • Eligibility for a Working with Children Check or professional exemption.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Legally able work in Australia (proof of eligibility will be requested).
  • Fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption.

About Applying

  • Job applications will be reviewed as soon as submitted. Please click on ‘Apply Now’ to submit an application.
  • We welcome you to share any support or adjustments you need to enable you to participate equitably in our recruitment process. If you have questions or concerns, please speak with the contact person before or during your application. Your information will remain confidential.

For more information about the role, contact Sophie Edwards on 0448 389 302 or sophie.edwards@actforkids.com.au.