Infant and Family Worker KIDS FIRST


  • Bring your experience using evidence-based interventions and passion to support vulnerable families, with a unique focus on infants aged 0-5 years.
  • $47.38 hourly rate +Super +Salary Packaging
  • Thomastown based (Wurundjeri Country)

About us

Kids First have a prominent 120-year history of safeguarding children achieved through an unwavering commitment to people and transformation. If you’re a qualified family services intervention and prevention practitioner looking for meaning and substance working for an organisation that acknowledges your value by offering great working conditions and flexible working arrangements, then this could be your next opportunity.

Your new role

  • Deliver innovative and evidence-based interventions to support vulnerable families, with a unique focus on infants aged 0-5 years.
  • Participate in outcomes-focused systemic psycho-social risk assessment and case planning
  • Facilitate the deliver of group work and evidence-based programs and practices, including Promoting First Relationships (PFR)
  • Engage in networking opportunities and partnerships to build effective collaborations in order to offer best practice services to infants and families

About you

  • You have a qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Child & Family Social Welfare or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated skills and experience working therapeutically with children and families who are affected by family violence, child abuse, neglect and other complex needs
  • You have skills and knowledge in relation to infant mental health and development
  • You can competently apply practice models, theoretical frameworks, organisational procedures, risk assessment, management tools and legislation with clients
  • Proven ability to understand the sector and funding bodies
  • A Demonstrated capability to network and build productive relationships with both internal and external stakeholders

How we reward you:

  • An organisation that truly lives its values
  • Kids First understands the importance of flexible working and has a policy to support this
  • Be nurtured in your career, including professional development in specialist evidence-based models, such as Promoting First Relationships (PFR)
  • Enjoy ‘not for profit’ benefits such as salary packaging to increase your take-home pay
  • We know how important it is to spend time with family which is why you get 3 additional leave days at Christmas
  • Purchased leave and portable long service leave options
  • Access our Staff Wellbeing Program

To apply

Only applications submitted via our website will be considered.

To view full Position Description or to apply, please visit the Kids First website at

For enquiries about the position please contact Diana Piki, Team Leader – Infant & Family Team – 0434 156 098

Applications close 22 July 2022

Kids First is an Equal Opportunity employer that respects and values diversity and inclusion. Kids First welcomes everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.

Kids First is a Child Safe Organisation, employment is conditional on satisfactory referee checks, a current Working with Children Check, National Criminal History check, proof of the right to work in Australia, evidence of COVID-19 Vaccination and a pre-employment medical (if applicable).




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