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IFS Practitioner

Apply now Job no: 980002
Work type: Permanent (Full Time)
Location: QLD
Categories: Community Services

  • Utilise your child protection and intervention skills
  • Location:  Ipswich & Greater Ipswich Region, 5 positions available
  • Not for Profit - Salary Packaging benefits available

About Mission Australia

Mission Australia is a Christian community service organisation with a nationwide team of over 2,900 that helps people to regain their independence. 

We reduce homelessness and strengthen communities through homelessness initiatives and affordable housing, early learning and youth services, family support, and employment and skills development. 

Together, we stand with Australians in need until they can stand for themselves. 

The role

In this role you will facilitate effective and sustainable change in families experiencing multiple and complex needs to minimise or prevent a family from entering or re-entering the statutory child protection system.  Key responsibilities will include:

  • Responding to referrals
  • Actively engage with families to explore mutual obligations, complete forms and develop collaborative goals from a strengths based, trauma informed, family focused practice framework
  • Engage with parents or children with disabilities to understand their needs and create linkages into the community
  • Provide interventions to  achieve positive long term outcomes with families to strengthen the care and protection of children living at home
  • Create a single care plan per family detailing goals, expected outcomes, responsibilities and time frames
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with staff, community, government and non-government services
  • Create and update individualised case management files for all clients

Experience

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Social Sciences, Psychology or related field
  • Demonstrated understanding of Early intervention principles in working with families with multiple and complex needs
  • Knowledge and understanding of child protection legislation and framework for practice
  • A high level of referral, advocacy and crisis management skills
  • Experience working with families experiencing issues of mental health, drug and alcohol, disability, family and domestic violence or other significant child protection concerns will be highly regarded
  • Current drivers licence

As part of our Employment screening process you will be required to undertake a National criminal history check.

In addition there is a requirement to possess a current WWC or DCSI Clearance or apply if you do not already hold one. It is unlawful for prohibited persons to apply for work with children, and, as such, prohibited persons cannot apply for this role.

Benefits  

  • Not for Profit Salary Packaging benefits
  • Discounted health care with Medibank Private
  • Purchase additional annual leave
  • Discounted childcare rates at participating Centres
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Employee discounts with hotels, travel insurance, and major retailers
  • Free, confidential counselling service

Click "APPLY NOW" noting applications close midnight 26th September  2017.

For further information regarding working with us visit Working for Mission Australia.

Download File Intake Worker PD.pdf

Mission Australia is dedicated to increasing opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians. Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan

 

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