Practice Lead St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland


 Life at Vinnies

At Vinnies, we are what we do. We believe in making a difference. We are one of Queensland’s most-loved charitable organisations and are committed to leading with our values and mission at heart. We work together to build a legacy that we can be proud of, supporting those in need within our communities. Our companions are why our journey started, striving to shape a more just and compassionate society. Our employees, members and volunteers are the reason our journey continues, and why we will succeed.

    What we can offer you

  • Work with a purpose – not your average organisation and not your average role!
  • Competitive hourly rate and excellent employment benefits under our Employee Agreement
  • Salary packaging arrangements – helping you save on tax
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program – our employees are our most valuable asset
  • A welcoming and inclusive environment where you’ll always feel part of a team

The Role     

As Practice Lead, you will provide support to the Service Manager (Family Intervention Services) and those within your team by undertaking leadership, practice guidance, support with operational management, and maintaining a reduced caseload of complex cases as an experienced practitioner. You will be responsible for managing your allocated caseload, actively providing operational assistance to the Service Manager, contributing to best practices, and maintaining a focus on continuous improvement, upskilling, and enhancing the safety and well-being of children and families within the community. The Practice Lead will be the second in charge of the service, supporting with service development, reporting and liaison with Government Departments and other stakeholders.

Family Intervention Services provides intensive in-home support service through assessment, counseling skills, reunification, education/training and therapeutic interventions with children, young people and their families/carers where a child remains living at home and subject to ongoing intervention and monitoring by Child Safety Services or where a child is being reunified to their family from an out-of-home care placement.

This position requires staff to work in compliance with the Human Services Quality Framework and the Child Protection Act 1999. Staff are also required to adhere to the Society’s Child Protection Framework.

This is a permanent full time position (38 hours per week) role based in Ipswich.

To be successful in the role, you will meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum tertiary qualification with a degree in social work, psychology, human services or a related discipline
  • Postgraduate qualification would be viewed favourably
  • Established experience in clinical and therapeutic management of clients with complex care needs, 5 years and more
  • Demonstrated understanding of child development and trauma theory, to inform assessment, intervention and decision making
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the Queensland child protection system including relevant legislation such as the Child Protection Act 1999
  • Ability to lead and manage others including well-developed interpersonal, communication and organisation skills
  • Previous experience as a clinical lead, team leader or similar front-line leading role with accountability for operational outcomes, while maintaining a high-performing caseload
  • The successful candidate will be required to hold a current Blue Card
  • The successful candidate will be required to present a COVID-19 vaccination certificate prior to engagement
  • Understanding of and commitment to the philosophy of the St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland and an ability to work in accordance with policies and procedures to promote the values and mission of the Society

Ready to apply? We can’t wait to hear from you.

You can submit your application via SEEK or directly on our careers page!

Having the right people in our team is important to us. Before joining our team, we’ll undertake pre-employment checks including references, a police check, and proof of qualifications.

We are committed to meaningful equity and diversity in our workforce. Applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are strongly encouraged. To be eligible for this position you must have an appropriate visa to work in Australia/New Zealand.



St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland

Job Salary

Full time