Family Practitioner-Rapid Response Anglicare Victoria


The Role

Rapid Response is an evidence-based program where you hold a small caseload of two families at a time, providing families with short-term and intensive (up to 15 hours per week) face to face support.

A safety-focused plan is developed with Child Protection and the family, and provides intensive, in-home support to address the crisis and immediate needs identified. Rapid Response Practitioners focus on addressing the protective concerns utilising a strengths-based approach that incorporates coaching and role modelling to build on parental strengths, skills, knowledge and resources to increase the levels of safety within the home.  The model is one component within our FPR Response (Family Preservation and Reunification Response) model


Who we are looking for:

  • Knowledge and experience working with families with complex needs, mental health, AOD, family violence
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with families using innovative approaches
  • Flexibility regarding working hours according to the family’s needs.  This means that your usual workday of 7.6 hrs/day may be within 7 am – 7 pm in order to see families together and at home
  • Ability to engage quickly and have excellent risk assessment skills



  • Minimum 2 years’ experience and relevant degree in social work, psychology or a related discipline is essential.


What makes this such a great role for you:

  • You get a salary starting at $96,962 plus super
  • Salary packaging is available up to $15,900 plus an entertainment card
  • SCHCADS award level 6; actual Pay Point is dependent upon experience
  • Work from our great office space in Preston with the option to take advantage of our flexible working culture
  • Quality individual and group supervision
  • Access to pool cars
  • We take the Health and Wellbeing of our people seriously offering a Well Worth It! Program and Employee Assistance Program.
  • Access to discounted health insurance as well!
  • A diverse and inclusive workplace for you to feel safe, acknowledged and included.
  • Our people are our biggest asset, we will support you to progress your career with a dedicated L&D team.
  • Rainbow Tick Accreditation

What our people say- “AV is an organisation where if you want to challenge yourself or explore opportunities, you don’t have to leave to do that. There are so many great people, programs and services, so it’s an organisation where you have great conditions for growth and development”.


How to Apply:

Applications close on Tuesday 22nd November.

Click apply below and submit your resume with a cover letter that describes your passion for working with vulnerable children, young people.

To learn more about the role a full Position Description is available here:   Position Description – Practitioner (AVAW P FPR RR 2021V1) (4).pdf

For further enquiries please contact Jan Pfeiffer on 0408 053 196 or email [email protected]


Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement. AV employees are required to either be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 or have a medical exemption. AV will require evidence that you are compliant with these requirements.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.




Anglicare Victoria

Job Salary

SCHCADS level 6 plus super plus salary packaging