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Child and Family Practitioner (Frankston)

Outstanding opportunity for a Family and Child practitioner to join our growing team in Frankston.

  • Career location pin Frankston
  • Career location pin Full-time

Better Place Australia has a vision of “An Australia where all people experience positive relationships, truly value each other and live safer, more confident lives”. As a community focused not-for-profit organisation with an ever-growing range of psychological and community support services, Better Place Australia is taking a leadership role in the provision of high-quality, effective services for a wide range of community groups across 25 locations in Victoria.

The Role

The position of Child and Family Practitioner forms part of Better Place Australia’s Family Mental Health Support Service (FMHSS) with the appointee providing early intervention support to vulnerable families with children and young people who are showing early signs of or are at risk of developing mental illness.  Key work tasks associated with this role include the provision of:

  • Intensive, long term early intervention Case Management support (including targeted psychoeducational group work);
  • Short term information, referral, coordination and assistance for families and carers, and;
  • Community outreach, mental health promotion/education and community development activities.

Required Professional Qualifications & Experience

To be considered for appointment to this role, prospective candidates must possess an appropriate tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline such as Community Services, Case Management, Mental Health, Social Work and/or behavioural science.  The appointee will possess demonstrated experience in providing assessment, case management and support to children, young people and their families in the context of mental illness and previous experience in working across culturally and linguistically diverse communities.  Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills are essential as are sound engagement and rapport building skills.  Strong needs and risk assessment skills are also essential together with a teamwork orientated approach and the ability to develop creative solutions to situations as they arise.

Employee Benefits

Better Place Australia is serious about being an employer of choice, to back that claim we offer:

  • Generous above award salary rates
  • Salary packaging (which increases your take home pay)
  • Additional annual leave (between Christmas and New Year)
  • Annual leave loading of 17.5% loading
  • An 11% superannuation contribution
  • 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Up to 20 days family violence leave
  • Paid study leave and extensive professional development opportunities

Workplace Flexibility

Here at Better Place Australia we embrace flexible ways of working including work from home.  We encourage you to talk to us about what flexibility might look like for you and your individual needs.

Apply Today

This position is based in Frankston is available on a full-time basis.

Better Place Australia offers a workplace culture reflective of a vibrant, learning organisation where our people are highly engaged in their work and committed to making a difference.  As an equal opportunity employer, we aim to create an inclusive environment where differences including gender, age, culture, disability, sexuality and family and caring responsibilities are valued. We invite you to be part of a not for profit organisation that fosters a diverse workplace.

Please note that pursuant to the Acting Chief Health Officer’s COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Direction (No 5), Better Place Australia requires employees to be vaccinated with an approved COVID-19 Vaccination and to provide evidence of vaccination by way of uploading a Digital Vaccination Certificate to our HRIS Information System (ConnX).  You will be provided with relevant information including compliance dates during the recruitment process.

Our organisation is committed to child safety and satisfactory completion of a Working with Children Check and National Police Check are mandatory for the preferred candidate.

Whilst we appreciate the interest of all prospective candidates, please note that only short-listed applicants will be contacted.  We look forward to hearing from you – apply today.


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