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Changing Futures Practitioner

Anglicare Victoria - Essendon North, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


  • Join a team that is making a difference to families
  • Located at our Maryborough office, with travel across other local areas
  • Full time position

About Us:

At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.

The Position:

We currently have an excellent opportunity for an experienced practitioner to join our Changing Futures program. In this role you will be working with vulnerable children and families who are subject to repeated prior involvement with statutory child protection services, to promote the health, safety and well-being of children and to assist parents to make positive changes to their lives. You will focus on empowering families to build on their strengths, assist them to experience greater social participation and inclusion. You will help equip parents with greater knowledge about their children’s development and sound parenting strategies they can use to best meet developmental needs.

To Be Successful in this Position You Will Need:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level;
  • Resilience to work with and support clients who have been exposed to trauma
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive child focused safety and wellbeing assessments and make sound judgments in relation to prescribed actions.
  • Sound understanding of the child protection system and child welfare work.
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of individual and systemic theories that underpin effective, intensive, in-home family based interventions, including motivational interviewing and social inclusion.

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.

Detailed Position Description: Central North Region - Changing Futures Practitioner FT.pdf

To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.

For further enquiries contact Michelle Baker, Team Leader on 0448 253 954

Applications close 12 February 2021

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.

Essendon North, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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