Family Practitioner Centacare Catholic Country SA


Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of families and communities? 

  • Multiple Part-Time roles available in Port Lincoln and Port Augusta 
  • Exciting new positions! 

Centacare Catholic Country SA in partnership with KWY Aboriginal Corporationare looking for three Family Practitioners to join our new joint Strong Families Strong Children program to support the communities of Port Lincoln and Port Augusta. 

About Us 

Centacare Catholic Country SA is a non-government, for-purpose organisation operating within the Catholic Diocese of Port Pirie. We support people in the areas of family, youth and children, health and well-being, education and training, homelessness and domestic violence. We provide a social services from multiple sites across various locations, including Port Pirie, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Lincoln, Ceduna, Kadina, Streaky Bay, and Coober Pedy. Our services embrace diversity and uphold the Catholic ethos, ensuring all individuals receive support regardless of their background. We are an inclusive, child safe and a quality accredited organisation.

KWY Aboriginal Corporation is a leading South Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation, specialising in domestic and family violence, child protection, and social and emotional well-being. Our priority is to promote the safety and welfare of families, particularly within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, to break the cycle of violence and child protection issues.

About the Position

As a Family Practitioner, you will be a key contributor to the Strong Families Strong Communities program, providing vital support to families and individuals. This role includes but is not limited to:

  • Providing complex case management, negotiation, advocacy, and crisis response skills.
  • Applying clinical and therapeutic understanding of trauma’s impact on children, families, and communities.
  • Organising events, workshops, and mentoring sessions to enhance family well-being and safety.
  • Building relationships with stakeholders, service providers, and communities to foster positive outcomes. 
  • Demonstrating expertise in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities.
  • Maintaining records and compiling information and reports 

There are multiple Part-Time roles available in Port Lincoln and one Part-Time role available in Port Augusta, South Australia. 

The Benefits

  • Annual Salary of $82,043 (based on full time) 
  • Multiple Part Time roles available in Port Lincoln 0.6 FTE (22.5 hours per week) or 0.7 FTE (27 hours per week)
  • Part Time role available in Port Augusta at 0.8 FTE (30.4 hours per week)
  • Contracts to 30 June 2025 
  • Salary Sacrifice of up to $15,899 available
  • Additional leave provisions available
  • Fantastic professional and career development opportunities 
  • Generous access to our external Employee Assistance Program provider 

About You

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Relevant qualifications or experience in domestic violence, child protection, or related fields. This includes a degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, or a diploma in Community Services, Human Services, Health Sciences, and/or equivalent
  • Experience in complex case management and crisis response
  • Experience working therapeutically with children and youth who have experienced trauma 
  • Clinical and therapeutic understanding of the impacts of trauma, child abuse and neglect and domestic and family violence
  • Cultural competency in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Strong communication, advocacy, and negotiation skills
  • Ability to work autonomously and within a team
  • Proficiency in IT, Microsoft Office, and data management
  • Knowledge of homelessness, addiction, mental health, and community development practices (desirable)
  • Understanding Narrative Principles of Practice, especially in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities (desirable)

Requirements of the role:

  • Hold (or willingness to obtain) a DHS Working With Children Check, Working Vulnerable Person’s Check and a National Police Check – don’t worry, we can support this process if necessary!
  • Hold a current South Australian Driver’s License (minimum Provisional License) 
  • Be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 (minimum of two doses) – evidence will be required prior to appointment

Centacare Catholic Country SA and KWY are committed to equal employment opportunity and embraces diversity and inclusion within its workforce.  People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

Please visit and request a copy of the Position Identification Document for further information on the role.

Applicants will be required to submit the following documentation to be considered for the position:

  • Cover letter 
  • Copy of your resume 
  • Response to the Selection Criteria Questions (found in the Role Description document)
  • Contact details of three professional referees 

For further information on the role, please contact Nicole Linsell – Regional Manager Port Lincoln and Lower Eyre Peninsula on 8683 0733 or email [email protected] 

For further information on the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources on 8644 2020.

All applications are required to be received via email to [email protected]. Applications cannot be accepted through any other platforms.   

Applications close 9.00am Monday 28 August 2023



Centacare Catholic Country SA

Job Salary

Part time