Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioner FamilyCare


  • Enjoy a lower caseload that allows you to provide direct and intensive support to each client
  • Work for a progressive community service organisation committed to building communities free from all forms of family violence
  • Receive a competitive salary ranging from $82,913 and $99156 + superannuation and salary packaging options to maximise your earning potential
  • Full time 12 month contract (maternity leave) with the possibility of extension.
    Our Mission

FamilyCare works with individuals, families and communities to increase wellbeing, build strengths and encourage optimism. This is made possible by our supportive and caring staff who are guided by the FamilyCare values in everything they do, and who we support by providing ongoing opportunities for development and upskilling.

The FamilyCare values are:

Respect for all people and of their right to reach their full potential

Empowerment of clients and staff to achieve their individual and collective goals

Integrity: Actions consistent with our beliefs

Leadership on issues that adversely impact individuals, families and communities

Communication: A commitment to open and ongoing dialogue with all stakeholders

Professionalism in all aspects of our work
How You’ll Make a Difference

As our next Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioner, you’ll be providing support to children and families where the children are either at risk of entering care systems, or where safe and rapid reunification is appropriate.

Your caseload will be low, allowing you to provide intensive support to the children and families under your care. This is a unique opportunity to directly impact client outcomes by working with each family at least twice per week and placing children and families at the centre of your practice.

This program is funded to provide an intensive intervention phase of up to 200 hours per family, followed by a step-down support phase of up to 40 hours.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Delivering effective interventions that increase parenting capacity, improve family functioning, achieve child safety and enhance the conditions for child development with the aim of achieving better outcomes for children
  • Contribute as a member of the care team or professional network to support case planning and ongoing risk assessment while working collaboratively with other agencies e.g. Child Protection
  • Identify gaps in services available to clients and advocate on their behalf

For a more thorough list of responsibilities and requirements for the role, click here to view the Position Description.

For more information contact Noellene Morrow – Manager Mobile: 0439007511
What You’ll Bring to the Team

To be considered for this role, you must hold a Bachelor of Social Work or other tertiary qualification relevant to social welfare practice. You should also have some demonstrated experience in a similar role where you were responsible for case management in the family and child sector.

Your highly developed communication skills will also be crucial to your success in this role, as you’ll be liaising with other professionals in the industry and will have families and children relying on your ability to disseminate appropriate information regarding the services available to them.

Other requirements include, but are not limited to:

  • Ability to practice high-level emotional intelligence, especially while providing support for families impacted by trauma
  • A thorough understanding of risk factors involved in child protection matters
  • A comprehensive understanding of the principles and challenges of supporting vulnerable families and children
    Be Rewarded

In addition to a competitive base salary ranging from circa $82,913 – $99,156 per annum, the successful candidate will enjoy an incredibly rewarding and unique opportunity to take on a role with a low caseload to provide intensive support to children and families.

Other benefits include:

  • Salary packaging opportunities to maximise your earning potential (up to $16,000 per annum)
  • Meals and entertainment packaging (up to $2,500 per annum)
  • Access to company vehicle when travel is required
  • 3 additional paid leave days between Christmas and New Year in addition to 4 weeks annual leave
  • 12 days sick leave (pro-rata) during first year of employment, which extends up to 21 days after 3 years of employment with FamilyCare
  • Generous professional development opportunities – we encourage our staff to further develop their skills and passion, and we have a dedicated budget to help you reach your fullest potential
  • Access to EAP
    Ready to apply?

Are you looking for a lower caseload with the opportunity to provide safe, inclusive, quality and effective services to vulnerable families and children? Apply now!