Child and Family Practitioner – Kalgoorlie Life Without Barriers


  • Join a leading social purpose organisation
  • Monthly Rostered Day Off
  • Competitive salary package + laptop + Tool of Trade vehicle
  • Based in Kalgoorlie 

About the Organisation

Every day, Life Without Barriers provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client’s individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role

We have a fantastic opportunity for a Child & Family Practitioner to join our growing team in Kalgoorlie.  The role is responsible for providing a high level of skilled support and supervision to the placement of children and young people in a family-based care arrangement and family group homes in Kalgoorlie.

The successful candidate will work in partnership with the foster carers, children and young people, relevant government agencies and stakeholders to develop and implement individualised care plans to ensure the relevant ‘standards of care’ required by WA government are always met and to give priority to the protection and well-being of children and young people.

This position is being offered on as permanent full time and is based at our office in Kalgoorlie. A Tool of Trade vehicle (including fuel card) will also be allocated to the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities

  • Undertake child focused casework practice in partnership with the relevant government agency, children and their families, carers and other stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain functional and supportive relationships with children/young people and their families in order to promote positive outcomes
  • Provide ongoing support and supervision to carers by applying the CARE model
  • Support and monitor placements ensuring carers and child/young person participates in case planning process
  • Manage staff working for our Child, Youth & Family Service in Kalgoorlie
  • Create opportunities for children to engage in community activities

Skills & Experience

  • Degree in Social Work, Social Science, Psychology or Human Services or working towards relevant qualification. 
  • Experience within casework practice for children and young people
  • Experience working with children and young people in Out of Home Care and Foster Carers
  • Experience developing quality case plans or individual plans
  • Demonstrated experience working autonomously with multiple clients simultaneously
  • Experience working with individuals, families or groups from a culturally appropriate perspective
  • High level communication, influencing, liaison, negotiation and mediation skills
  • Current unrestricted drivers licence

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check and WA DCP395 Child Protection Clearance.


  • Learn from a multi-disciplinary team committed to the support of young people in our care 
  • Monthly rostered day off 
  • Salary packaging tax benefits and Tool of Trade Vehicle

How to Apply
Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact [email protected]

Applications close on Wednesday 13th of September, however applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis, so do apply ASAP. 

To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here