Child and Family Practitioner – Coach The Benevolent Society

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Full time position based in Loganholme
  • $41.96ph – $45.14ph including Super + Salary Packaging 
  • Flexible, friendly organisation

Our Organisation  

The Benevolent Society’s vision is to build a just society where all Australians can live their best life. For more than 200 years we have supported people at the margins of society: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians; children, young people, and their families; older people; carers and people with disability. We are an independent, non-religious service provider which supports people to live life their way.    

 As part of The Benevolent Society vision, we are strongly committed to reconciliation with our First Nations people of Australia. We remain steadfast in our commitment to promoting the economic, political, and social inclusion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.   

The ReachOut Parents One-on-one Support Program, delivered by ReachOut Australia and The Benevolent Society, is a national service that offers free support to parents and caregivers to build their skills and confidence in supporting their teens who may be experiencing mental health issues.

The One-on-one Support program uses a virtual service delivery model to deliver up to 4 sessions to clients over the phone and online. Coaches use coaching tools through the ReachOut Parents dashboard to support clients to identify ways to support and strengthen their relationship with their teen. 

For more information about the service visit: https://parents.au.reachout.com/one-on-one-support.

WHY THIS OPPORTUNITY? 

  • Virtual service: offer support over the phone and online in collaboration with ReachOut Australia.
  • Practice development: immerse yourself in our coaching framework which is at the forefront of practice excellence.
  • Strengths based: we focus on your professional strengths and interests, giving you the opportunity to stretch and grow.
  • Flexible roster: offering early mornings or evenings.

WHAT YOU NEED TO SUCCEED? 

With a background in Social Work, Psychology or Case Work, you will have

  • A relevant degree qualification
  • Experience identifying and addressing child protection concerns using a strengths-based approach
  • Experience delivering counselling, family support and/ or coaching and mentoring with parents.
  • Knowledge of mental health, family functioning, effective parenting techniques and strategies.
  • To be technically savvy with the ability to work within a virtual service delivery model.
  • High level of professional accountability and integrity and a belief that every parent has potential
  • High level written and verbal communication, it’s important to document our work

Our Benefits

We support people to live their best life. That includes you, our employee. A best life is deeply personal. It can change as life changes. Here are a few things you might be interested in:

  • Salary Benefits – In addition to your salary you can package up to $15,900 pa pre-tax and benefit from a $2,650 meals and entertainment card + discount program and packaged vehicles!
  • Work/Life Balance – Flexible work arrangements + 50% in the office and WFH available + laptop & phone provided to work remotely + 1 accrued day off a month for full time employees
  • Recognition and Reward – Length of Service rewards + long service leave after 5 years 
  • Wellness –  Fitness passport + Employee Assistance Program +  opportunity to purchase additional leave 
  • Professional development – Ongoing learning, training and career progression opportunities

If you identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples, then we want to hear from you. The Benevolent Society recognises and values cultural knowledge and wisdom of the First Nations people, we therefore strongly encourage you to apply. We are strongly committed to being an Employer of Choice, one who offers, provides, and practices cultural safety in our workplace.  

Apply Now!

If you require additional information, contact [email protected] for more information.

The Benevolent Society respects and promotes human rights and diversity and is committed to building an inclusive culture. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. We value relationships with our local Aboriginal community and welcome applications from its members. We see ability not disability, if you identify as a person with a different ability, please get in contact to let us know how we can accommodate your needs. We pride ourselves on being a client and child safe organisation and as such all our staff and volunteers go through security screening relevant to the role.