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Family Practitioner, Walking Together IFS (Intensive Family Services)

Job No: R202128
Location: Hindmarsh

  • Multiple positions available: Three Full-Time positions (76 fortnightly hours) at UCWB and KWY; One Part-Time position (45.6 fortnightly hours) at Bookyana
  • Fixed Term contracts until 30 June 2023
  • $74,100 per annum pro rata + Super + Leave Loading + Salary Packaging 
  • Located in RASA Office at Hindmarsh

About the Program

Walking Together (Western Intensive Family Services) is a culturally responsive, trauma-informed, assertive outreach service providing intensive and targeted support to families with multiple and complex needs, who are referred via the Pathway referral system of Department of Human Services. 

Walking Together is a partnership  between RASA, Uniting Care Wesley Bowden (UCWB), Kornar Winmil Yunti (KWY) and Bookyana who have been providing innovative family support services in the City of Charles Sturt, City of Port Adelaide Enfield and City of West Torrens and will now combine to bring an intensive support service to families in the western suburbs. The Walking Together team are able to access appropriate resources and service support for families from across the four agencies.

RASA is the lead agency within the partnership and the team of Family Practitioners who will be employed across the partnership agencies. The team includes a Manager and an Intake, Assessment and Triage worker employed by RASA. The team is based at RASA Hindmarsh site and work together as a team to support families referred through the Department Human Services portal.

About the role

Family Practitioners are responsible for supporting parents, children, young people and extended family members referred into the Intensive Family Services Program. Practitioners will provide assessment, case formulation and intensive case work for each family member and for the whole family incorporating family led decision making processes. As well, Family Practitioners will provide therapeutic support using single session and family therapy modalities.

Position Description

Essential Requirements:

  • A degree in Social Work, Psychology, Social Sciences, or a Diploma in Community Services, Youth Work, Human Services, Health Sciences, or equivalent or extensive experience in similar role.
  • Demonstrated experience in complex case management, experience as a case worker and in providing therapeutic support to families at risk of entering the in the child protection system.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and understanding of using evidence-based assessment and screening tools and outcome and evaluation measures.
  • Clinical and therapeutic understanding of the impacts of trauma on infants, children and the effects of inter-generational trauma.
  • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and understanding of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities.
  • Excellent oral and written skills, with the ability to learn and effectively use client data systems, write case notes and administer case planning, evaluation and outcome tools.
  • Ability to work effectively in a inter organisational team, and independently as required.
  • Knowledge of and adhere to legislative requirements in particular the Children and Young People (Safety) Act 2017.
  • A Working with Children Check is essential and employment is not able to commence without a current clearance.

Desirable Requirements:

  • Qualification in Counselling in particular Narrative, Family Therapy or Single Session therapeutic modalities.
  • Knowledge of or experience in using DOORS holistic screening and Outcome Star tools.
  • Qualifications or training in Family Led Decision Making and Family Group Conferencing practices.

Enquiries: Any enquiries can be addressed to Deanna Rohrsheim on 08 8245 8185.

Closing Date: 9:00 am, Monday 17th May 2021

Relationships Australia South Australia is a Child Safe and Equal Opportunity Employer.

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