Better Futures Practitioner Cafs (Child & Family Services Ballarat)


  • Full Time- Ongoing
  • Ballarat Location
  • Salary Range of $94,014 – $98,025, plus 11% superannuation + salary packaging
  • Award winning inclusive employer


Our opportunity

The role of a Better Futures Practitioner forms part of our Youth Services team and plays an active role in providing support to clients who are transitioning from care in a range of areas, including but not limited to; housing, education, health, employment and community connections.  Our Better Futures Practitioners attend care team meetings, maintain accurate records and work with a high level of autonomy to achieve positive outcomes.

To find out more view the position description on our job ad at


About you

We are looking for a motivated, values driven person who wants a role where no two days are the same. You will hold previous experience in youth case management or other youth specific support role. . You will have experience engaging with a range of clients with varying needs as well as liaising with multiple stakeholders to meet a variety of outcomes.

Our preferred candidate will thrive in working autonomously and collaboratively within a dynamic and experienced team environment.

Our successful candidates will hold the below skills and attributes:

  • Model, support and encourage positive, safe and connected relationships with staff, young people and the community.
  • Demonstrated experience working with youth
  • Case Management Experience
  • Strong  and  authentic  interpersonal skills with experience working with a range of clients
  • Alignment to Cafs values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration, Kindness & Innovation


Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Welfare Studies, Family Therapy or equivalent, or other tertiary qualification appropriate to public welfare practise




Cafs (Child and Family Services Ballarat) is a proudly independent community service organisation, with our head office located in the Ballarat Community. We celebrate diversity and strive to be inclusive in everything we do. For over 156 years, the heart of our service has been the wellbeing of children, young people and their families. Today, that commitment stands strong, and we extend our programs to include everyone who needs assistance across the Grampians and Central Highlands ? Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, LGBTIQA+, people of all abilities, people of different race, ethnicity or cultural backgrounds and people of all religions. Cafs have adopted TBRI� as our preferred model of care and Cafs way of strengthening relationships with others. TBRI uses Empowering Principles to address physical needs, Connecting Principles for attachment needs, and Correcting Principles to disarm fear-based behaviours. Our services are aimed at providing early help and intervention, targeted support and ongoing assistance. Cafs is a value driven organisation, which means we use our values to hold ourselves to account in how we work together and how we serve our clients


What is on offer at Cafs?

  • Join an organisation that lives their values
  • Inclusive, supportive and innovative teams
  • Above award entitlements, including 3 days paid Christmas Leave
  • Rewarding Careers with professional development and dedicated resources to support your growth
  • Salary Packaging options up to $15,900 plus meals and entertainment

To find out more go visit our careers page 



We would love to hear from you, to find out more about this opportunity contact Rachel Measham-Pywell, Team Leader Youth Case Management & Better Futures on 03 5337 3333



To apply for this role please submit your application through the online portal by selecting the ?apply now? button on our careers webpage.

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check. Cafs encourages all staff to fully vaccinated against Covid-19.

Applications are now open and will close Sunday the 17th of September, 2023.  Please note applications will be reviewed as they are received and applicants may be contacted for interview prior to the closing date.


At Cafs we welcome applications from all people and strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTI people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply for our positions at Cafs.


Need support with your application?

If you require additional assistance with your application please contact [email protected]



Cafs (Child & Family Services Ballarat)

Job Salary

Full time