PASDS Practitioner- Parenting Assessment Anglicare Victoria


Your role

Parenting Assessment & Skill Development Service [PASDS] is an intense short term service that works with families across 6 Local Government Areas that make up the Loddon catchment.

PASDS provide independent, specialised assessments and reports in relation to vulnerable infants and young child/rens health, development, safety and wellbeing. The PASDS team undertake comprehensive in home or day stay assessments to undertake a parenting capacity assessment that observes the strengths, skills and abilities of the parent and/or caregiver of the infant.

PASDS also provide an intensive skill development service component for parents to assist them to develop their skills, knowledge and capacity to safely care for and nurture their children in the family home.

The position decryption is available for download here:  PASDS PD Apr 2023.docx


About you

  • Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma.
  • Understanding of the child protection, placement and support service systems, including legislative and policy framework
  • Demonstrated experience in undertaking assessments of infants and their parent/caregivers. Including, information gathering, observation, analysis, planning with an overall focus on increasing safety.
  • Experience in the application of relevant theoretical approaches that underpin practice with vulnerable high risk infants (including theories of child attachment, development and abuse).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that communicate the needs of the infant to key stakeholders; including the infant’s family, Child Protection, Children’s Court and the identified key case manager.
  • The ability to maintain best practice while working under challenging circumstances such as working with those exposed to significant trauma
  • Demonstrated ability to work in genuine partnership with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families and communities to strengthen outcomes and promote connection to culture


What is in it for you?

  • A salary at SCHCADS level 6.
  • Full time permanent.
  • Located at our Bendigo office.
  • On offer is a salary package of around to $102,000 depending on your level of experience.
  • As a NFP AV also offer salary packaging helping you significantly increase your take home pay.
  • We have a Rainbow tick and DCA accreditation, so our inclusive culture is not only demonstrated but also recognised.
  • Our people are our biggest asset, and we take wellbeing seriously with our Well Worth It program, discounted health insurance, EIP and EAP access.

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”.


Ready for the next step?

This bit is easy, all you need to do is click apply wherever you are and attach a resume and a brief cover letter that explains why you feel this role is right for you.

The closing date is Sunday August 27th.

For further enquiries please contact Laura Miller via email at [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.

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.