Integrated Family Services Practitioner

Portland Based (0.7 EFT)

The Integrated Family Services Practitioner works to promote theafety, 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.

Please contact Sharon Kenny, Team Leader – Family Violence Programs on 5561 8888 or via skenny@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Senior Access Clinician

Warrnambool Based (1.0 EFT)

FIXED TERM CONTRACT UNTIL JUNE 2024

A new leadership role providing daily operational management and supervision to the Access and Engagement Team members for mental health referrals into the service.

Delivering intake, assessment, care planning, referral, advice and consultation services to young people, their family and carers, and referring services to deliver effective triage support in response to young people’s mental health access needs, the role will be involved in service development and community awareness and engagement activities identified through quality improvement strategies.

The role will be involved in service development and community awareness and engagement activities identified through quality improvement strategies.

The Senior Access Clinician will liaise with multidisciplinary team members, mental health service providers and Brophy program workers and maintain professional working relationships in the provision of the program to achieve improved outcomes for young people’s health and wellbeing needs.

Please contact Sharon Lenehan, Team Leader – Access & Engagement Team  on 5561 8888 or via slenehan@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

Residential Care Worker

Warrnambool Based (Casual)

Our Residential Care Workers are required to participate in the day to day operations of the houses, including responding to the child or young person’s emotional and functional needs, development of their personal skills, administrative requirements and household duties.

Working within the principles of the client care plans developed by the Foster Care Placement Teams, the primary objectives & responsibilities of the Residential Care Worker are to:

  • Use all interactions as opportunities for therapeutic gain and positive engagement of the clients through goal directed, planned and integrated therapeutic interventions.
  • Support children & young people to maintain important links with their family of origin, friendship network and where appropriate the local community.
  • Ensure an environment that provides a sense of safety, structure, acceptance and security at all times for children & young people through effective and supportive role modelling.
  • Ensure that at all times, the children & young people’s rights and interests are protected.
  • Address the needs of each child or young person using trauma informed practice.

This role may include shiftwork across a 24/7 roster and may include sleepover shifts.

Please contact Jezamin Oelfke, Manager – Residential Care Services on 5561 8888 or via joelfke@brophy.org.au

TO APPLY:  Please complete the Application Form located under the Position Description download button.

APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN

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.

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

Child Wellbeing Practitioner (Orange Door)

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

Integrated Practice Leader (Orange Door)

Warrnambool – 0.5EFT

 

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.

Family Violence (Men’s) Practitioner (Orange Door)

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.