Child and Family Practitioner (Domestic and Family Violence) – Morayfield Act for Kids


About us…

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 30 years. In 2021 – 2022 we provided services to 39,002 people, including over 23,000 children.

Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

Our culture in a nutshell:

  • Strong values-based organisation: Professional, Ethical, Team, Caring, Courageous, Collaborative.
  • Supportive working culture.
  • Wellbeing and development focused employer of choice!

About the job…

We are seeking a Full Time Child and Family Practitioner (Domestic & Family Violence) to join our caring and friendly team in Morayfield until 30 June 2026 with possibility for extension.

Extension of employment contract beyond this date is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.

The Safe Families program is an innovative 3-year pilot working with families presenting with Domestic and Family Violence. The model will use an evidence-informed Common Elements approach to work with the underlying issues and impacts of Domestic and Family Violence and will include outreach and centre-based work with protective and offending parents as well as children and young people through an ecological empowerment and accountability approach.

Key Responsibilities

  • Complete comprehensive DFV risk assessments to determine current risk and safety plan needs.
  • Support children and family members to develop & maintain safety plans in conjunction with their safety networks.
  • Undertake needs assessments for the purpose of developing case plans and implementing tailored evidence-informed interventions directly to children to cater to individual needs.
  • Work respectfully with both protective carers and persons responsible for the violence to support safety and wellbeing outcomes for the young person.

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About you…

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (Allied Health, Social Work, Human Services).
  • Professional registration (if required) and membership of a relevant professional association (desirable).
  • Safe and Together Training (desirable).
  • At least 3 years’ experience working with children, young people and their families who have been impacted by trauma or have experienced abuse and neglect, or more than five years’ experience working in similar roles.
  • Demonstrated specialist skills in working in family and domestic violence particularly working with both parents who use violence, and those experiencing violence.
  • Interest and ability to work with fathers who use violence using an accountability and strengths-based approach.
  • Demonstrated specialist skills in child development and/or youth work.

About the pay…

  • Position is classified Level 5 under the SCHADS award.
  • Salary range is $93,860 – $98,112 per annum plus superannuation
  • As a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

About the benefits…

  • Paid parental leave, study and exam leave.
  • Excellent professional development options including annual professional development fund opportunities.
  • Work for an Employer of Choice: Winner 2019 + Categories: Health/Wellbeing; Leadership; Work-Life Balance.
  • Strong values base: We are Professional, Ethical, Team, that is Caring, Courageous, and Collaborative.
  • EAP including Health & Wellbeing Portal for you and your family.

Other requirements…

  • Eligibility for a positive Working with Children Check in the applicable state of employment in Australia or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Applicants must be eligible to legally work in Australia and proof of eligibility will be requested.
  • Fully vaccinated with the prescribed doses of an approved vaccine against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption.

About applying…

  • Job applications will be reviewed as soon as submitted. If you are interested in this opportunity please send your cover letter and CV as soon as possible. 
  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to submit an application.
  • For more information about the role, contact Geoffrey Devereaux on 0475 775 765 or [email protected].

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Closing Date: 31 August 2023