Practitioner, Residential Youth Care, Ipswich Anglicare SQ

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the role:
The overall purpose of the Practitioner – Out of Home Care is to provide case management to children or young people within residential care services or programs. 

The role will assist to develop participation in positive age-appropriate activities; general physical and emotional wellbeing; engagement in schooling, employment or other training; relevant life skills; and positive connection with family and other significant people.

We are recruiting for a full-time permanent experienced Case Manager/Practitioner to be based at our Underwood service managing caseload from our Ipswich Residential Services.

About You:

To be successful in this role, you will have the following experience and capabilities within a similar role:

  • Applied knowledge and understanding of youth justice and child protection frameworks including the Youth Justice Act and Child Protection Act (1999) and other relevant legislation
  • Understanding of child and adolescent development including impacts of trauma, attachment disorder and grief & loss
  • Assessment of complex to extreme needs of young people and the implementation of strength based care plans that target areas for development
  • Ability to respond appropriately in crisis situations; highly developed problem solving, decision making and negotiation skills
  • Able to work effectively in a team and independently; collaboration with stakeholders and meeting service delivery demands
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; report writing and meeting planning

  Additionally you must possess:

  • Current Blue Card
  • Current Licenced Care Service (LCS)
  • Current Queensland Driver Licence
  • Degree in Health, Human Services, Behavioural Science, Social Work, Psychology (this is an essential requirement of the role)
  • Ability and willingness to travel within the service region
  • Ability and willingness to work outside of standard business hours and provide on-call support as required

What We Offer
Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team.  We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector.  You will also enjoy:

  • Working in your local community, providing encouragement and development to children and young people
  • The opportunity to further develop your skills in Children and Family services
  • Career progression and growth in the form of internal and external training
  • A balance of work and other commitments with part time hours

Apply Now
Apply now with your cover letter and resume outlining your skills and experience in becoming our next Practitioner. 

If you require adjustments to our application process or have further questions please contact Greg at 3340 9246

Applications close 30/7/2023