Child and Family Consultant - Rockhampton

Job Description

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 30 years. In 2021 - 2022 we provided services to 39,002 people, including over 23,000 children.

Through prevention, treatment, research, education and advocacy, we are committed to helping keep kids safe, heal from trauma and lead happy lives.

About the job...

We are seeking a Full-Time Child and Family Consultant to join our caring, compassionate and friendly team in Rockhampton until 31 May 2024.

Extension of employment contract beyond this date is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.

This position is responsible for delivering an outreach model of therapeutic case coordination to families, caregivers, kids and young people within the Individual Support Packages (ISP) program.

About the program...

The Individual Support Packages (ISP) program works in partnership with Child Safety to provide holistic trauma-informed support to children in the child protection system. The ISP team work in close collaboration to deliver bespoke support packages informed by each child’s needs and focuses on increasing the capacity of their support network to meet these.

Key responsibilities:

  • Use a trauma-informed model to support children and their ecological networks to achieve better outcomes Professionally and ethically represent Act for Kids in the delivery of the ISP services.
  • Build and maintain partnerships with all ISP and partner agencies for the benefit of the service, children and the families.
  • Maintain up-to-date output and outcomes data for all clients as required by Act for Kids policies and procedures.

About you...

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (psychology, social work, allied health).
  • Professional registration (if required).
  • Membership of a relevant professional association (desirable).
  • At least (5) five years’ experience working with children, young people and their families who have been impacted by trauma or have experienced abuse and neglect, or more than five years’ experience working in similar roles. 
  • Demonstrated specialist skills in at least one of the following areas trauma, attachment, social-emotional development, drug and alcohol, mental health, family and domestic violence, child development and disabilities.
  • A high level of cultural awareness and experience working with families from different backgrounds, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Willingness to receive cultural supervision in your work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 6.1 – 6.3 under the SCHCADS award.
  • Salary range is $96,970 - $101,251 plus superannuation (pro-rata for part-time).
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values-based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid parental leave and study assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal
  • A friendly and flexible work environment to support work/life balance

Other Requirements….

  • Eligibility for a positive Working with Children Check in the applicable state of employment in Australia or exemption based on professional qualifications and registration.
  • Current driver’s licence.
  • Applicants must be eligible to legally work in Australia and proof of eligibility may be requested.
  • Fully vaccinated with the prescribed doses of an approved vaccine against COVID-19 or have an approved medical exemption.

About applying...

  • Job applications will be reviewed as soon as submitted. If you are interested in this opportunity, please send your application as soon as possible
  • Click on ‘Apply Now’ to submit an application.
  • For more information about the role, contact Jennifer Korn 0448 118 638 or jennifer.korn@actforkids.com.au

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Closing Date: 1 February 2023