Family Services Senior Practitioner

  • Full Time
  • Wodonga

About the Corporation

Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation (MAC) is a Community Controlled Organisation and provides range of services for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people living within the Ovens Murray region.

Our Purpose

MAC was established in 1994 by Local Aboriginal Community members with the aim to have a healthy and proud community through motivation, education and cultural acknowledgment and giving a sense of belonging.

Position Overview

Child and Family Services consists of a range of programs that provides support to families who have dependent children 0-18 years.

The aim of Child and Family Services is to provide in-home and community interventions with ranging intensities depending on the family needs, in a child-centered, family focused way.

Family Services aims to support parents to ensure the best and social, emotional, educational outcomes for their children. In addition, these programs focus on early intervention and placement prevention strategies to prevent families meeting Child Protections, including reunification support.

Key Duties of this role include, however are not limited to;
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  • Actively engage children, youth, and families to the program via home visits, telephone contact, care team meetings and professionals’ meetings.
  • Conduct child, youth and family need and risk assessments using the Best Interests Case Practice Model (and other relevant frameworks) on a regular basis.
  • Work in a strengths-based, child-centered, family-focused way where the wellbeing and safety of children and young people remains paramount.
  • To participate in comprehensive family assessments that identify the health, wellbeing and safety needs of the children involved, and that identify both the capacity and constraints of the families to make necessary changes.
  • Strengthening family connections, promoting placement prevention, and promoting the safety of children, young people, and parents

Key Selection Criteria 

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Welfare, Youth Work, or a related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to use a range of active engagement strategies with vulnerable and at-risk children, young people, and their families, and be flexible and creative in meeting their needs.
  • An understanding of the social context of child abuse and neglect, and experience in using current theoretical approaches to support positive outcomes.
  • Sound understanding of the Child Protection and welfare system, and experience in collaboration with a range of professionals in a care team approach.
  • Experience in conducting risk and needs assessments.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to advocate, negotiate and problem solve.
  • Understanding of the community’s cultural diversity and ability to practice with cultural competence and safety.
  • Ability to partake in reflective practice and to be self-directed. Desirable skills, knowledge, and experience Skills in in the delivery of child and family services, substance abuse, child protection, early years, family violence, therapeutic interventions and/or mental health will be an advantage.

Applying for this role
For further information on this role, please contact Mungabareena Aboriginal Corporation on (02) 6024 7599.

Applicants are requested to submit a cover letter, resume, and address the selection criteria with statements against the essential requirements of the role. This should not exceed 5 pages. Applicants should include the names of two work related referees who have supervised the applicant, who can be contacted following the interview process to comment upon the applicant’s employment and work performance.

Applications are open until the position is successfully filled.

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