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Are you looking for a job you can be truly passionate about? 

Brophy boast an amazing team of just over 170 employees, delivering 40 plus programs and services to the south west community in the Divisions of Child and Family Services, Youth Services, Health Services (incorporating headspace), Corporate Services and our Realise Enterprises Division which is home to our social enterprise – Tasty Plate Catering.

At Brophy our Vision is not just focussed externally on our community – we feel just as passionate about our employees being meaningfully connected through their roles with us to create the life they want, and that as a workforce we achieve this together through innovation and relationships, creating new horizons towards an advantaged community.

Senior Practitioner – Youth Mental Health

Portland Based – 1.0 EFT . 

The Senior Practitioner – Youth Mental Health will be an experienced and innovative professional with considerable knowledge and experience of delivering early intervention youth mental health services for young people experiencing mild to moderate mental health difficulties.

The role will maintain a client caseload and coordinate service operations at headspace Portland satellite service.

Key strategies to be employed will include, but are not limited to;

  • Undertake assessments with young people and facilitate seamless access to services
  • Use of creative and assertive approaches to engage young people in early help-seeking behaviour including counselling and group work, care coordination, family work and brief interventions.
  • Provision of mentoring support and supervision to headspace Portland team members as required.
  • Delivery of psychological therapy interventions within approved scope of practice.

For further information please contact Julia Winstanley, Clinical Lead on 5561 8888 or via jwinstanley@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please address the Key Selection Criteria on the Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 15 2021 

Youth Mental Health Worker

Portland Based – 1.0 EFT . 

The Youth Mental Health Worker is responsible for the delivery of a range of evidence-based interventions and youth friendly models that facilitate early help-seeking behaviour and seamless access to early intervention health and well-being services across four three service platforms;

  • Primary Health Care
  • Mental Health
  • Drug and Alcohol
  • Vocational Assistance

Key strategies to be employed will include, but are not limited to;

  • Undertake assessments with young people and facilitate seamless access to services
  • Use of creative and assertive approaches to engage young people in early help-seeking behaviour including counselling and group work, care coordination, family work and brief interventions.
  • Delivery of psychological therapy interventions within approved scope of practice.

For further information please contact Julia Winstanley, Clinical Lead on 5561 8888 or via jwinstanley@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please address the Key Selection Criteria on the Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 15 2021 

Program Worker – Foyer Warrnambool

Warrnambool Based – Part Time and Casual roles available.

Foyer Warrnambool is a youth accommodation residence that provides opportunities for young people aged 16 to 25 years to engage in individual and group activities aimed at developing the skills necessary to build independence and stability, covering the areas of: Education, Employment, Housing and Living Skills, Civic Participation, Social Connections, and Health and Wellbeing.

Our Program Workers are responsible for supporting Foyer residents to engage in Foyer programs or individual activities which develop independent and sustainable living skills and life options in order for them to access or maintain employment or education/training opportunities.

This position primarily focuses on providing support on weekends and after hours, and is required to be available to work across the 24 hour day, 7 day roster including sleep overs at Foyer Warrnambool.

On overnight shifts requiring sleepovers, the worker will be the sole worker on shift with access to an Agency On Call service.

For further information please contact Kathy Sanderson, Executive Manager Youth Services  on 5561 8888 or via ksanderson@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please address the Key Selection Criteria on the Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 15  2021 

Youth Development Worker – Foyer Warrnambool

Warrnambool Based – 1.0 EFT . 

Foyer Warrnambool is a youth accommodation residence that provides opportunities for young people aged 16 to 25 years to engage in individual and group activities aimed at developing the skills necessary to build independence and stability, covering the areas of: Education, Employment, Housing and Living Skills, Civic Participation, Social Connections, and Health and Wellbeing.

Our Youth Development Workers support Foyer residents to engage in programs or individual activities which develop independent, sustainable living skills and life options in order for them to access or maintain employment or education/training opportunities including responsbilities such as:

  • Work with residents and South West TAFE staff to help identify education and employment goals, and to develop Learning Plans throughout the joint delivery of the Certificate I in Developing Independence and beyond.
  • Assess residents’ skills, capabilities and non-vocational barriers.
  • Address residents’ issues as they arise, and manage dynamics and complex needs.
  • Support networks and relationships that contribute to educational and employment opportunities for participants.
  • Connect residents to the right opportunities, resources, people and places to develop their talents and achieve their goals

The role forms part of the Youth Foyer Team and works with the team and other key stakeholders in the ongoing development and delivery of the program.

For further information please contact Kathy Sanderson, Executive Manager Youth Services  on 5561 8888 or via ksanderson@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please address the Key Selection Criteria on the Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 8  2021 

Youth Support Worker

Warrnambool Based – 1.0 EFT . 

Our Youth Support Workers provide quality support and case management to young people between the ages of 10-25 years of age who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, transitioning from state care or involved with the youth justice system.

The position is required to promote these programs within appropriate youth and community networks and will act as an advocate for the programs when developing innovative and flexible activities that deliver outcomes for clients.

A commitment to provide intensive individual support to a diverse range of clients with complex needs, along with the ability to negotiate, consult and liaise with industry professionals is key to this role.

For further information please contact Peter Hill, Manager Youth Support Team on 5561 8888 or via phill@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please address the Key Selection Criteria on the Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 8  2021 

Integrated Family Services Practitioner

Warrnambool OR Portland Based 

0.8 EFT & 0.5 EFT Positions Available. 

The Integrated Family Services Practitioner works to promote the safety, stability and development of vulnerable children, young people and their families and building capacity and resilience for children, families and communities. Integrated Family Services engage families by using a range of skills and approaches that build on family strengths, and seek to build a partnerships approach between families and professionals.

The primary target group for Integrated Family Services is families with vulnerable children and young people from birth to 18 years of age, and parents expecting a child who are:

  • Likely to experience greater challenges because the child or young person’s development has been affected by the experience of risk factors and/or cumulative harm and/or;
  • At risk of concerns escalating and becoming involved with Child Protection if problems are not addressed.

The service approach employed by Integrated Family Services includes:

  • Adolescent Support Program (ASP) which provides outreach youth support to 12-17 year olds and their families via early intervention, mediation and specific counselling aimed at family preservation and reunification.
  • Finding Solutions program which is an early intervention and diversionary program for young people 12 to 17 years of age at risk of being placed in out of home care and their families.
  • Family Services aims to provide an enhanced family support service to vulnerable families. It aims to divert families from the child protection system as well as reduce re notifications.

This position is required to work across all program areas in Family Services.  As well as establish appropriate community contacts, develop and maintain professional working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and funding partners in the provision of the program’s services to achieve improved outcomes for clients.

For further information please contact Sharon Kenny on 5561 8888 or via skenny@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please address the Key Selection Criteria on the Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 1  2021 

Family Violence Practitioner

Warrnambool – 0.5 EFT  

Brophy’s specialist Family Violence team work within a trauma & psychologically informed practice environment.

This role works across the specific areas of:

  • Family Violence Counselling and Support for Women and Children (Warrnambool only)
    • The Family Violence Practitioner role is to provide information, counselling and support to women and children who have experienced and/or are experiencing family violence. This role involves undertaking risk assessment and safety planning, crisis intervention, referral and trauma informed counselling while working with clients in a supportive, inclusive and respectful way.

    South West Family Violence Partnership Program

    • The primary purpose of this program is to offer support to adults, youth and children who are experiencing the ongoing effects of being a victim survivor of family violence. The program does not respond to family violence crisis situations.  Under this program, clients are offered either an individual or group approach.  This includes a suite of interventions such as Circle of Security, Shark Cage, Brining up Great Kids and trauma informed counselling.  The program is strongly underpinned by the Safe and Together Model.

    Family Safety Contact ( Primarily phone based)

    • Family Safety Contact work involves working with women and children who have been identified as affected family members of perpetrators violence. The position involves regular phone contact with these family members while the perpetrator of the violence is attending the Men’s Behaviour Change program.  This contact involves ongoing risk assessment, safety planning, referrals to appropriate services and providing support that is needed during this time.  The worker will also work closely with the Men’s Behaviour Change facilitators in assessing a family’s level of risk and developing appropriate responses.

Make a difference in a career that’s meaningful, challenging and rewarding.

For further information please contact Sharon Kenny on 5561 8888 or via skenny@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please address the Key Selection Criteria on the Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au

APPLICATIONS CLOSE AUGUST 1  2021 

ORANGE DOOR POSITIONS

The Orange Door provides a new way for women, children and young people experiencing family violence, and families who need assistance with the care and wellbeing of children to access the services they need to be safe and supported.

New social work graduates are encouraged to apply as you may be eligible to participate in the Rural & Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program. This program will provide you with additional support and professional development opportunities within the first 12 months of your employment.

The Rural and Regional Family Violence Social Work Graduate Program is a 12 month intensive support program that will support graduates as they transition into the family violence sector through:

  • Monthly half-day Communities of Practice sessions, focusing on contemporary family violence issues and practice
  • Additional support including training and professional development opportunities and health, safety and wellbeing supports
  • A reduced caseload to allow time to attend training, professional development, supervision, and mentoring.

CHILD WELLBEING PRACTITIONER – ORANGE DOOR

Warrnambool – Full Time & Part Time Positions Available

Heywood – 1.0EFT

 

Working within the Orange Door, the Child Wellbeing Practitioners will provide a specialist focus on the wellbeing and development of children, young people and their families including:

  • Interventions that consider children and young people as individuals in their own right, and take into consideration their opinions and wishes.
  • Early help for children, parents and families to support wellbeing, stability, development and safety.
  • Providing a point of contact for secondary consultation & advice.

Knowledge and experience working in a clinical setting, as well as the capability to embed integrated
practice and quality clinical practice is also required

Family Violence (Men’s) Practitioner – ORANGE DOOR

Warrnambool – Full Time & Part Time Positions Available

Heywood – 1.0EFT

 

Working with perpetrators of family violence by providing an entry point for men who use/require family violence services as well as intake and assessment and casework:

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing an entry point for Men who use/require family violence services.
  • Providing timely and responsive intake and assessment, casework to men who use violence against women and children.
  • Assisting with the prevention of further male violence through the provision of information, education
    and referrals.

As well as a focus on child wellbeing & family violence, primarily in relation to risk assessment & risk management.

Integrated Practice Leader – ORANGE DOOR

Warrnambool – Full Time & Part Time Positions Available

 

The Integrated Practice Leader will be responsible for driving integrated practice across The Orange Door and providing practice leadership and expert advice to The Orange Door workforce on complex cases requiring an integrated or multi-disciplinary approach.

The role will build the capability of The Orange Door workforce to deliver integrated functions and services responding to family violence, child and family vulnerability and functioning, and perpetrator interventions, in line with The Orange Door Service Model and Integrated Practice Framework.

The Practice Leader roles within the Orange Door (Support and Safety Hubs) play a pivotal role in contributing to The Orange Door leadership and providing expert practice advice utilising relevant theoretical frameworks.

The Orange Door operates within an Integrated Practice Framework reinforced by Practice Leaders working collaboratively across the various specialist roles within the practice stream.

All Practice Leaders are expected to consult and collaborate with the broader leadership team within The Orange Door, and to work to build capability across all staff to work effectively with all clients.

Advanced Family Violence (Men’s) Practice Leader – Orange Door

Warrnambool – 1.0 EFT

 

The Advanced Family Violence (Men’s) Practice Leader  is responsible for providing practice leadership on risk assessment, risk management and planning for family violence and providing expert advice to the Orange Door workforce in relation to complex family violence cases and perpetrator interventions.

They will proactively build specialist evidence-based family violence knowledge and capability across the Orange Door workforce.

The Practice Leader roles within the Orange Door (Support and Safety hubs) play a pivotal role in contributing to The Orange Door leadership and providing expert practice advice utilising relevant theoretical frameworks.

The Orange Door operates within an Integrated Practice Framework reinforced by Practice Leaders working collaboratively across the various specialist roles within the practice stream.

All Practice Leaders are expected to consult and collaborate with the broader leadership team within The Orange Door, and to work to build capability across all staff to work effectively with all clients.

Team Leader – Orange Door

Warrnambool Based – 1.0 EFT

 

The Team Leader – Orange Door will provide the day to day coordination, supervision, practice oversight and support to an integrated team of skilled Orange Door practitioners within the South West Orange Door.

The integrated team includes Women’s Family Violence practitioners, Men’s Family Violence workers and Child Wellbeing practitioners.  The team leader’s work will range from providing oversight of the screening, triage team and/or assessment and planning teams in relation to referrals where there are concerns for a child’s wellbeing and development or family violence is present within a family; along with keeping perpetrators accountable and in view.

The role requires having knowledge and experience leading teams in a clinical setting, as well as the capability to embed integrated practice and quality clinical practice.  The Orange Door Team Leader is responsible for the management and coordination of an integrated team as well as the support, mentoring, development of Practitioners in a matrix supervision model.

The position will provide practice guidance and leadership in order to maintain a high quality of service to people accessing the Orange Door for support. This will involve ensuring there is close collaboration with the Orange Door Leadership team to provide an integrated and client focused service.

The Orange Door Team Leader will also work collaboratively, with an integrated approach across the service system, maintaining positive relationships with partnering organisations and developing new relationships with key agencies.

For further information on ORANGE DOOR positions please contact Jenny Hand, Manager Brophy Programs (Orange Door) on 5561 8888 or via jhand@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please respond to the Key Selection Criteria on the relevant Position Description and send along with your resume to hr@brophy.org.au

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN ONGOING UNTIL ROLES FILLED