Practitioner – Family Services ac.care

JOB DESCRIPTION

THIS IS AN IDENTIFIED POSITION FOR ABORIGINAL AND/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLES. Do you identify?

ac.care has an ongoing commitment to provide culturally appropriate services and we are passionate about the recruitment, retention and development of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples. 12% of ac.care staff are Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Peoples and growing. You could be a positive part of the growth – APPLY NOW!

About the business 

At ac.care we want all country people to have a safe home, enough money to live on and strong, positive relationships. 

We are a non-government organisation (NGO) and our values (CARE – Compassion, Adaptability, Relationships, and Excellence) underpin the work we do.  Together, as one team we CARE to ensure all country people experience the same seamless and consistent service across all touch points in a welcoming and non-judgemental environment.

ac.care is a Child Safe Organisation and provides an environment where the safety of children and young people is our highest priority.

 

About the role

ac.care is seeking a Practitioner to work collaboratively as a team member within Family Services to provide support to disadvantaged and vulnerable families in the Limestone Coast region. The Family Services Practitioner will support parents to develop positive and secure relationships with their children. As part of this you will:

  • Apply a case work service to complex and vulnerable families which is client centred, respectful, tailored and appropriate to the clients 
  • Apply the highest level of ethical practice, including accountability and confidentiality
  • Ensure all forms of communication with adults and children occur in a manner which is timely, clear, helpful, culturally sensitive, and demonstrates privacy where appropriate 
  • Ensure the quality of service delivery through active participation in supervision and training, to ensure services provided are ethical, of a high standard and fulfil the requirements of the Service Agreements
  • Work collaboratively, developing respectful and compassionate relationships with internal and external stakeholders to deliver high quality outcomes
  • Responsible for managing time, setting priorities, planning and organisation of own work.
  • Keeping accurate and appropriate documentation in accordance with program and funding body requirements

 

Benefits:

  • $41.52 per hour
  • Part Time
  • Ongoing Employment Agreement 
  • Five (5) weeks annual leave (per 1.0FTE)
  • Salary packaging benefits and 11% employer contribution to superannuation.

 

Qualifications, Experience and Attributes:

  • Tertiary or formal qualifications in Social Work, Human Services and/or substantial relevant experience (4 years or more), attained through previous appointments.
  • Experience working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Demonstrated skills and experience in case management, case noting, and assessment and referral processes. 
  • Demonstrated experience working with families and children within a community service environment.
  • Highly developed communication skills listening, verbal and written 
  • A sound understanding of complex social issues affecting families and their impact on individuals and communities 
  • Highly developed computer literacy (email, word processing, and database)
  • Demonstrated experience in identifying, reporting and implementing Work Health and Safety procedures and initiatives for personal safety and the safety of others.

 

Special Conditions

  • Current SA driver’s licence ‘Class C’ or interstate equivalent.
  • Current Satisfactory Working with Children Check (WWCC) or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.
  • Current Satisfactory National Police Check or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy.
  • Child Safe Environment Certificate or willingness to obtain in accordance with ac.care policy. 
  • ac.care requires all new employees to hold a valid COVID-19 Vaccination or have an approved Medical Exemption. If you do not have a valid COVID-19 vaccination and are not willing to get a COVID-19 vaccination you may be deemed ineligible for the position.

 

How to apply 

You may apply through SEEK, or email: [email protected]

In support of your application please:

  • Subject line:  Your Name: [FS Practitioner – MTG]
  • A cover letter outlining your reasons for applying and addressing the essential qualifications and experience from the position description.
  • Include a current CV/Resume with contact details for two (2) referees, one (1) of whom is/was a direct line manager.

 

Please head to our website at www.accare.org.au for more information and a copy of the position description or call Ruth Crooke on 08 8531 4900.

 

 

Applications close 20th August 2023. 

 

www.accare.org.au

Anglican Community Care Inc