Child, Youth and Family Practitioner (Part-Time, Maternity relief contract) Accoras


About Accoras:

Accoras is a for purpose organisation and registered charity that supports and promotes good mental health and positive well-being of people and communities.

We have a strong commitment to promotion, prevention and early intervention for children, young people and families who need additional support to develop their resilience. We deliver programs and services to individuals, families and communities across South-East Queensland.

We are also very proud to announce Accoras has recently been named Best Workplace 2021 by Voice Project!


 About the program:

We are a free service, funded by the Department of Social Services to provide early-intervention support to children and young people, aged 0-18, who are showing early signs of mental health concerns, or are at risk of developing a mental health concern. We support children and young people who are willing and able to access support around their mental health and well-being alongside a parent or carer who can proactively support the intervention.


About the role:

The purpose of the Child, Youth and Family Practitioner is to support the mental health needs of the child or young person, using strategies to meet their needs and those of their family.  This is achieved through providing client-centred, family focussed interventions, which are; age appropriate, focussed on emotional resilience and skill building, and address low level mental health concerns. The role provides a holistic assessment with the child or young person and their families to enable the delivery of appropriate interventions and support, which may also include referrals to other service providers for additionally identified needs.  An element of community development and the facilitation of group programs and seminars may also be required as part of the role.

The Child, Youth and Family Practitioner position is part-time, working 4 days per week (days negotiable), and is based at Southport. This is a fixed term  maternity relief contract until 30 June 2023.  

The outreach nature of the role requires most interactions to occur within the clients home, school or community and as such travel across the Gold Coast region is required. 


What we offer:

  • Generous salary packaging options to increase your take-home pay;
  • Flexible working hours;
  • Regular individual and group supervision;
  • Access to a huge therapeutic resource library; and
  • Ongoing professional development activities.


To be successful the candidate will have:

  1. Completed tertiary degree in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology or other relevant degree;
  2. Relevant experience working in a clinical or therapeutic role with children and young people aged 0-18, and knowledge of child and adolescent mental health;
  3. Demonstrated ability to work confidently with family systems, providing advice and guidance around basic parenting and age-appropriate development;
  4. Experience working from a strengths-based framework and utilising a client-centred and family-focused approach;
  5. Demonstrated skill in completing holistic assessments and delivery of interventions for children and young people who present with low-level mental health concerns;
  6. Demonstrated ability to work confidently with family systems, providing advice and guidance around basic parenting and age-appropriate development; and
  7. Demonstrated ability to build effective relationships and referral pathways with other service providers and stakeholders.

Applicants must also:

  • Have a current driver’s license and reliable, fully insured motor vehicle;
  • Hold or be able to obtain a current Working with Children Check; and
  • Have the ability to pass suitability checks (e.g. criminal history).

Accoras promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a diverse workforce. We encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people, and those from Culturally and Linguistically Diverse backgrounds.


To apply:

Please submit your application through Seek, attention Kelly Dowdell, Service Manager.

Applications must include a current resume and a cover letter which addresses the requirements for a successful candidate.

Applications close 5 August 2021.  

Please note, shortlisting will be conducted as applications are received.

For any questions relating to the position, please email [email protected]

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