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Intensive Family Practitioner - Early Childhood Development Program

Job no: 493214
Work type: Permanent (Full-Time)
Location: Elizabeth
Categories: Child & Family Support

The Early Childhood Development (ECD) program works with young parents to support vulnerable pre-school aged children reach physical, emotional, cognitive, and social developmental milestones, and transition to school successfully. It is a free service with which clients engage voluntarily. Individual support is delivered within yourtown’s Case Management Framework, which works with the parent/caregiver, family and/or child to systematically identify need through assessment, and through setting and reviewing goals.

your opportunity

Working in collaboration with a multi-disciplinary team, the Intensive Family Practitioner, provides assessment and coordinates support to parents/caregivers and their children to improve the child's development and wellbeing and support a successful transition to school.

You responsibilities will include:

• Undertake assessment, develop and manage a collaborative case plan
• Participate in a range of supports offered to parents/caregivers and their children including on site, outreach and referrals
• Complete risk assessments and develop risk management plans
• Develop and maintain positive partnerships with external organisations

what we are looking for

You will have extensive experience working with families experiencing issues of family and domestic violence, mental health, drug and alcohol, or other significant child protection concerns.

In addition to this you also possess:

• Bachelor level qualifications in Social, Community or Behavioural Sciences and casework experience working with families with complex needs
• Demonstrated ability to assess and manage risk in relation to child safety, including identifying and addressing any concerns
• High level of interpersonal and written skills with demonstrated ability to communicate and engage with children and young people and their families from diverse backgrounds
• Ability to work collaboratively within a team as well as ability to work independently
• Ability to work under pressure and highly developed planning and time management skills

your benefits

When you join yourtown you will be welcomed into a safe, inclusive and diverse community and an established and reputable national organisation and a thriving community full of highly qualified, motivated people.

Your employment experience will include:

• salary sacrifice options to increase your take home pay
• opportunities for professional development
• a genuine focus on employee health and wellbeing
• access to free and confidential counselling sessions for you and members of your immediate family
• ability to negotiate flexible work hours and work arrangements
• an environment that genuinely values diversity and cultural capability and is an equal opportunity employer.

about yourtown

At yourtown, our mission is to enable young people, especially those who are marginalised and without voice, to improve their quality of life. Our services include Kids Helpline, mental health support services for children and young people, youth employment services, domestic and family violence services and parenting and early childhood development programs. At yourtown you will be part of the solution.

how to apply

If you have an agile and flexible mindset and are looking for an opportunity where you can be innovative, drive change and have a positive impact on the lives of children, young people and families we would love to hear from you.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 0434 609 384

yourtown is committed to providing services that protect and keep children, young people and adults at risk free from harm. The appointment of successful applicants will be subject to satisfactory screening for child-related employment including the completion of a National Criminal History Check and retention of a valid Working with Children Check.

yourtown supports vaccination as the best way to keep our people and our communities safe from COVID-19. We require all employees, volunteers, students and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment.

"In our team we value diversity, inclusivity and people who want to make a difference"

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