Practitioner- Families, Children and Young People Anglicare Tasmania Inc


Permanent, full position based in Launceston

About us:

Anglicare Tasmania is a not-for-profit organisation providing a wide range of services to the people of Tasmania. We are part of the national Anglicare Australia network of organisations. Anglicare advocates for social justice and aids people in times of need. We provide programs relating to ageing and disability, health, housing, families, drug and alcohol treatment and support and more.

About the role:

To provide professional and exceptional community support services to clientele accessing our Supported Youth Program (SYP) with in our Families, Children and Young People services provided by Anglicare in line with Anglicare’s Practice Principles and Framework of Practice. SYP provides therapeutic outreach case management to young people aged 10 – 18 who have experienced complex trauma and would benefit from support across their life domains.

The successful applicant will:

  • facilitate assessments and planning processes with people accessing our services by identifying their personal barriers and support needs to develop meaningful ways to overcome those barriers;
  • in collaboration with people accessing our services, develop a service plan to guide the intentional support to be provided, providing regular intentional support based on service plan and identified support needs, review service plans and support needs regularly and revise plan accordingly;
  • provide support and information for people facing various life adversities, including, but not limited to; mental wellbeing, housing, alcohol and other drug issues, financial hardship, training and skills development, family relationships and parenting skills;
  • have excellent client management skills including the ability to work with clients in a trauma informed approach;
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications (Education, Psychology, Social work, Nursing and Allied Health) or extensive experience and qualifications (Diploma of Community Services) deemed equivalent and/or clearly demonstrated experience in Community Services.

Joining the team at Anglicare Tasmania means:

  •  Becoming part of a well-established and respected, values driven organisation;
  •  Competitive remuneration and salary packaging;
  •  Access to training and development opportunities and clinical supervision.

What we are looking for in an applicant:

  • An understanding of the processes people utilise to overcome adversity/distress arising from life challenges.
  • Demonstrated experience in individual and couples counselling.
  • Demonstrated case management skills and ability to work effectively with clients, family members and service providers to identify solutions.
  • An ability to recognise and understand people’s intrinsic resourcefulness.
  • Excellent communication skills, particularly with individuals and their families/carers who may be experiencing significant distress.
  • People who reflect our values of Respect, Compassion, Hope and Justice.

Successful applicants must be willing to:

  • provide a current Tasmanian Working with Vulnerable People Registration (employment/volunteer category) including NDIS Worker Screening Check if you are applying for the 1st time or have renewed your registration since 1st February 2021;
  • present an unsupervised contact with children or vulnerable people type National Police Check (no older than 12 months);
  • provide an International Police Check if you have resided for 12 months or more outside of Australia after the age of 16;
  • undertake a satisfactory Anglicare assessed medical:
  • provide evidence of your COVID-19 Digital Certificates (including booster) or a vaccination exemption;
  • provide a current provisional or full Australian Driver Licence.

For further information on our Recruitment processes please visit our website.

For further information about this position please contact Melissa Marshall – Program Manager FCYP North on 0439 004 268 or [email protected] during business hours.

On commencement the successful applicant will be required to undertake our structured Safeguarding Children Training program.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:  MONDAY, 11th September 2023, at 6.00pm.

This position is available for an immediate start and applications will be shortlisted upon receipt.

If you are interested in reading the position description and joining our team, please click on the ‘Apply’‘ button. You will be required to submit an up to date resume and cover letter which outlines your relevant skills for the role and addresses the demonstrated competencies.

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PLEASE NOTE: Other vacancies that may arise in the near future may also be filled from this selection process.

About Anglicare Tasmania

Anglicare Tasmania is committed to the safeguarding of children and vulnerable people. All applicants applying for positions with Anglicare Tasmania must undergo screening processes prior to a successful appointment.

Anglicare Tasmania is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer and welcomes applications from people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders (ATSI), Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) backgrounds and LGBTIQ+ communities.

Anglicare Tasmania is committed to providing an inclusive and respectful work environment where all people are valued and have equal access to opportunities to reach their full potential.