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Want to make a difference in the lives of children and young people throughout the south-west? We have the roles for you! Our Out of Home Care Division, which includes Foster Care, Kinship Care and Residential Care are on the hunt for staff to join the team!

 

Kinship Care Practitioner

Warrnambool Based (1.0 EFT)

The Kinship Care program is care provided by relatives or a member of a child’s social network when a child cannot live with their parents.  

The Kinship Care Practitioner is responsible for the provision of case management of children and young people up to the age of 17 years who are living with a kinship family.   

Working from a trauma informed lens and actively embedding new learnings, this role looks after children and young people when a family needs support, in cases of family conflict, if there is a significant risk of harm or abuse or assist the child/ young person and kinship family to adjust to the changes within the kinship home environment.  

This position requires the ability to establish and maintain excellent working relationships with other agencies, community groups, kinship family, extended family and parents to help achieve successful outcomes that support the child, their family and the broader community.   

Please contact Jez Oelfke, Executive Manager – Out of Home Care on 5561 8888 or on joelfke@brophy.og.au for more information. 

Applications close Sunday 5th February 2023.

TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below. 

Foster Care Practitioner/Senior Practitioner*

**Senior position is available for a suitably qualified candidate with appropriate experience, as determined by Brophy.

Warrnambool Based (1.0 EFT)

We’re searching for our next superstar Foster Care Practitioner to provide support and guidance to foster carers and monitor the quality of care being provided to children and young people placed in family-based placements. This position may increase to a Senior Practitioner for the right applicant. 

Working from a trauma-informed lens and actively embedding new learnings, the Foster Care Practitioner is required to provide support services to help children and young people to cope with their experiences and assist their families to deal with the issues that led to the placement of their child. 

This includes the support and supervision of volunteer caregivers. This requires the understanding and application of a number of service frameworks including the Best Interest and Looking After children frameworks, developmental theory, attachment and trauma theory, solution focussed and task-centered models, and mediation. 

Please contact Bree Hames or Tania Barclay, Team Leaders – Foster Care on 5561 8888 for more information. 

Applications close Sunday 5th February 2023. 

TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below.  

Join our Corporate Services Team!

 

Management Accountant

 Warrnambool-based (1.0 EFT)

Reporting to the Finance Manager the Management Accountant role provides essential support in the preparation of month end and year end accounting processes, budgets/forecasts, and financial reporting.  

The role will also provide financial business partnering to divisions across the agency ensuring they meet financial performance obligations and acquittals. This position requires the ability to be highly organised and to adhere to strict deadlines. 

This position is required to establish appropriate community contacts, develop and maintain professional working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and funding partners in the provision of the Agency’s services to achieve improved outcomes for clients. 

Core duties will include:   

  • Assist the Executive Management Team, Managers and the Finance Manager in the development of the annual budget/forecast.  
  • Assist in the preparation of accurate and timely financial reports and information for decision making including but not limited to financial reports, variance analysis and acquittals. 
  • Business partner with Executive Management and divisions to ensure compliance with financial policies, purchasing procedures, financial performance obligations and acquittals. 
  • Ensure compliance with corporate financial delegations to assist with the delivery of effective financial controls and financial risk mitigation. 
  • Manage and administer the record keeping of contracts in line with company policies. 
  • Business partner with contract sponsors to review, analyse and provide recommendations on contract renewals. 
  • Undertake financial costing of rosters, projects, and business cases as directed by the Finance Manager. 
  • Drive process improvement and proactively identifying new initiatives. 
  • Work cooperatively with the finance team, and for the business, to meet operational and team objectives. 
  • Assist in the completion of accounts payable, accounts receivable and payroll functions in periods of leave.
  • Deputise as Finance Manager in periods of leave.

What You’ll Bring to the Team

Suitable candidates will have excellent communication, analytical and conceptual skills, be highly motivated and hold a relevant tertiary qualification and eligibility or near eligibility for membership of a recognised professional accounting body such as CPA Australia or Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia or equivalent experience along with a current Drivers Licence. 

For more information please contact Jarrod Lowe, Finance Manager on 03 5561 8817 or at jlowe@brophy.org.au 

Applications close Sunday 29th January 2023. 

TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below.

Are you looking to help build the capacity of families and individuals to enable them to self manage and be the best they can be

Make a difference join the Brophy team!

Supporting Connections Practitioner – Supported Accommodation for Vulnerable Victorians Initiative Program (SAVVI)

 Warrnambool Based (0.4 EFT)

This position will be required to provide case management and short-term support to adults that reside

in a local pension level Supported Residential Service (SRS). The incumbent will be tasked with working
in the office, outreaching to the local SRS and will be proactively engaging, assessing, and linking
people in with appropriate services.

Improvement of the health and support needs of people who reside in pension level supported
accommodation are key components of this role.  The role may involve working across various programs in the Housing Support and Linkages (HSL) program areas, at times, to connect services to wrap around clients through developing immediate access points and referrals into housing, mental health, alcohol and drug treatment, family violence, disability, income, and primary health services. Some HSL programs provide flexible brokerage to ensure immediate support is available to people to support their goals.

The successful incumbent will be expected to have a sound knowledge of the principles and processes of relevant legislation pertaining to individuals, families, and children.  

Core duties will include:   

  • The Supporting Connections practitioner will work with residents, proprietors, and staff of
    Themar Heights, Warrnambool, as well as family members and other service providers to
    identify unmet health and social needs.
  • Actively seek to engage residents in a range of social and lifestyle activities of their choice.
  • Use capacity-building techniques, such as coaching, mentoring and information sharing, to
    build proprietor skills and knowledge to support residents and to build residents’ confidence
    and independence; and implement strategies to strengthen relationships between the SRS
    and local services, for example developing referral protocols and case conferences.
  • Manage flexible funds – each supporting connections service has a pool of flexible funds to be
    used to assist residents to access services and activities. Examples include appropriate clothing
    and footwear for activities such as playing football, or a gym membership.
  • Referral and linkage – in collaboration with residents, proprietors and staff proactively
    negotiate and advocate with health and community services to facilitate improved access
    (includes sustained efforts to improve relationships between proprietors and services where
    required)

For more information please contact Leah McDonald, Manager – Housing Support and Linkages on 03 5561 8888 or at lmcdonald2@brophy.org.au for more information. 

Applications close Sunday 5th February 2023. 

TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below.

Have a real impact on the community!

Our Foster Care program looks after children and young people when a family needs support, in cases of family conflict or if there is a significant risk of harm in the family home

Manager – Foster Care

Warrnambool Based (1.0EFT)

We are now looking for a highly empathetic and experienced Manager – Foster Care to join our team. This is a highly rewarding opportunity where you will be able to lead our Foster Care team and help impact our community and service.

In this role, you will develop trusting and supportive relationships with children, young people, families and their caregivers, understanding the issues faced. 

As a Leader, you’ll coordinate, supervise, oversee and support the day-to-day operations of the Foster Care team, whilst managing a complex caseload and the development of risk-plans. You’ll develop trusting and supportive relationships with children, young people, families and their caregivers, in understanding the issues faced.

This is a highly varied role where no two days are the same. Ideal candidates will have flexible approach and be able to effectively manage multiple tasks and competing priorities.

Core duties will include:

  • Supervision and delivery of secondary consultation within the scope of practice and professional development.
  • Engaging with children, young people and their families using various strategies such as assertive engagement, outreach, persistence, and pacing.
  • Effective administration of the program’s services in accordance with service plans, agreements and funding body requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a range of stakeholders and services across various sectors to ensure an integrated and collaborative approach that supports positive client outcomes.

What You’ll Bring to the Team

Suitable candidates will be highly empathetic with an extensive background in child safety/ welfare and demonstrated case management experience.

You’ll be able to hit-the-ground running in making a difference to the lives of children and young people in crisis, exercising emotional intelligence as necessary to mitigate conflict. Moreover, you will be approachable, compassionate and respectful of all individuals and their circumstances.

For more information, please contact Jez Oelfke, Executive Manager – Out of Home Care on 5561 8888 or joelfke@brophy.org.au

Applications NOW OPEN!

TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below.

Over the last year, we have been building our organisational capacity to monitor, evaluate and learn from our client outcomes and experiences. We do this to improve our services and reach more people who are in need.  

Quality Coordinator

Warrnambool-based (1.0 EFT)

The Quality Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating a broad range of quality and compliance tasks within the Quality and Compliance Team including internal and external audits and accreditation, monitoring 

legislative and program compliance, preparing and updating governance documentation, coordinating and monitoring progress of the Quality Improvement Plan activities. 

This position liaises with all levels of staff across the organisation and is required to be self-initiating in day-to-day work with an approach that is collaborative and inclusive.  In collaboration with the Quality and Compliance Manager, the Quality Coordinator will establish appropriate community contacts, develop and maintain professional working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders 

For more information, please contact Penny Bolton, Manager – Quality & Compliance on 5561 8888 or pbolton@brophy.org.au 

Previous applicants need not apply. 

Applications now open.

TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below. 

Quality and Strategic Projects Manager

Warrnambool-based (1.0 EFT)

The Quality and Strategic Projects Manager is key to Brophy’s ability to meet and maintain necessary compliance and ensure best practice case management processes are implemented which meet rigorous audit requirements. This role is responsible for a broad range of planning, quality assurance and improvements projects and activities associated with meeting accreditation standards and are expected to display initiative and high levels of judgement to ensure these are compliant and are of high quality. 

This position liaises with all levels of staff across the organisation, offering advice and guidance to the Executive Management team on strategies for quality improvement.  The role is required to be self-initiating and autonomous in day to day work, however is also required to actively engage and lead continuous quality improvements to all staff. 

For more information and a copy of the Position Description, please contact Penny Bolton, Executive Manager – Health Services on 5561 8888 or pbolton@brophy.org.au 

Applications now open.

TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below.

 

Research & Evaluation Lead

Warrnambool Based (1.0EFT)

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Brophy is looking for a health/community-services researcher or an individual with experience in evaluation to join our team in 2023. 

We now have a maternity leave opportunity during 2023 to work with us to implement frameworks and to support our evidence-informed culture at Brophy. This role is part of a collaboration with Deakin University and is supported academically as part of this structure. Being part of the Brophy team will see you working with diverse teams across our place-based organisation.  

If this opportunity interests you, please contact Penny Bolton, Manager – Quality and Compliance on 5561 8888 or pbolton@brophy.org.au

We’re inspired by the power of youth. We work together to build a brighter, better future with young people and know we can play a big role in strengthening their mental health and wellbeing. 

Clinicial Services Manager 

Warrnambool Based (1.0EFT)

An exciting opportunity now exists for an experienced Clinical Services Manager to join Brophy as part of the Clinical Team (headspace) – Health Services Division in Warnambool on a full-time basis.

Reporting directly to the Senior Clinical Services Manager (headspace), your primary role will be to oversee the management and integration of mental health, drug and alcohol (headspace) services being provided to young people, their friends and families in the region.

You’ll be comfortable working autonomously, with regular travel required throughout the region in order to deliver headspace services and support and supervise the outreach teams.

In addition to joining a tight-knit team in the headspace unit that thrives on providing support and assistance to young people and their families, you will receive an attractive base remuneration between $105,038 – $109,432 + superannuation. You’ll also receive additional benefits, including but not limited to the following:

  • Salary packaging
  • Relocation assistance (negotiable)
  • Four weeks of annual leave per year
  • 11 paid wellbeing days per annum
  • Ongoing learning and development opportunities; and
  • Private use of a fleet car will be available for $3,000 per year

How you’ll make a difference

Providing leadership, clinical supervision and guidance to a multi-disciplinary team, in the implementation and evaluation of service system improvements when supporting integrated triage, assessment and pathways to appropriate mental health and wellbeing services. Your core responsibilites will include:

  • Developing and overseeing the program’s professional development plan.
  • Maintaining personal competency in the performance of high quality evidence-based clinical technical skills, through involvement in direct therapeutic service delivery.
  • Providing leadership support, consultation and expertise to a multidisciplinary team in delivering early intervention and family-inclusive access to youth mental health care and alcohol and other drug services in the region.
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders and services across various sectors to ensure an integrated and collaborative approach that supports positive client outcomes.

What You’ll Bring to the Team

The ideal candidate will have a natural drive for success, an enthusiastic nature, and be ready to provide high-level leadership. A background in clinical governance and risk management is essential, as well as needing to:

  • Hold a tertiary-level qualification in an Allied Health discipline, including Social Work, Psychology, Mental Health Nursing, Occupational Therapy or Dual Diagnosis.
  • Have current or be eligible for full registration with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and/or current membership with a discipline-specific professional registration agency
  • Hold a current driver’s license
  • Have or obtain a Victorian Working with Children’s Check
  • Have or obtain an NDIS Worker Screening Check
  • Be fully vaccinated against Covid-19; and
  • Have APHRA approval to provide supervision to clinical placement students (desirable, not essential)

Please contact Julia Winstanley, Senior Clinical Services Manager – Health Services (headspace) on 5561 8888 or via jwinstanley@brophy.org.au

Applications close 17 JANUARY 2023

TO APPLY: Please complete the application form below.

BROPHY & THE ORANGE DOOR

A key recommendation of the Royal Commission into Family Violence was to establish a network of Support and Safety Hubs across Victoria. This was to provide 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 service they need to be safe and supported.

And so, the Orange Door Initiative was implemented across Victoria as the intake point for Family Violence and Child Wellbeing issues. The safety of victim survivors is the Orange Door’s first priority. The hub will also help to maintain a focus on perpetrators, so the risk they pose can be assessed and they are held to account for their behaviour.

Brophy works closely with the Orange Door to build the capacity of vulnerable families and individuals to enable them to self-manage and be the best they can be through referrals to many of our program areas.

The Orange Door provides staff with a unique opportunity to be part of a world-first service model!

To read more about the Orange Door program please click here.

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

APPLICATIONS NOW BEING TAKEN ONGOING UNTIL ROLES FILLED

Social Worker – Team Leader (Orange Door)

Warrnambool-based (full-time)

  • Do you have expert knowledge and leadership experience in a clinical and social services environment?
  • Above award salary of $97,121 – 101,416 PLUS super and salary packaging options!
  • 11 wellbeing days (pro-rata) and learning and development opportunities!

We have a new opportunity for a full-time Team Leader to join the Orange Door program, based in Warrnambool. Relocation assistance will be provided to the right candidate

 

As a Team Leader you’ll provide the day to day coordination, supervision, oversight and support to an integrated team of skilled practitioners within the South West Orange Door. 

 

Your core duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Provide mentoring, support and consultation to Orange Door practitioners that adhere to framework and processes. 
  • Provide direct case work support and supervision to an integrated team of Orange Door practitioners while managing a small case load when required. 
  • Actively engage in the Orange Door leadership team to explore new and existing service delivery options to improve quality of service delivery in collaboration with stakeholders, including Victoria Police and the legal system 
  • Work with practitioners to ensure the Orange Door is outputting evidence-based, best practice, consistent and responsive programs that provide high quality assessment and reviews, engagement and supported referrals to the broader service system. 
  • Lead and promote the development of a learning culture within the program team which creates and drives improved client outcomes. 

What you’ll bring to the team

 

To be considered you must have professional clinical experience and relevant degree qualification(s) in social work, psychology or a related discipline, or a willingness to upgrading qualifications to a Bachelor of Social Work over the next five years.

 

The ideal candidate will have an understanding of the impact of family violence on women and children.

 

They’ll understand the clinical assessment, intervention and treatment offered to women and children who have or are experiencing family violence and to male perpetrators of family violence.

 

They’ll have strong leadership skills and be able to maintain positive relationships with colleagues, peers and stakeholders from different backgrounds and interests.

 

This is a rewarding opportunity to positively impact the lives of children and people affected by family and domestic violence.

Hub Practitioners (Child & Family Violence) (Orange Door)

Warrnambool Based (part-time and full-time positions available)

  • Rewarding opportunities for graduate social workers, or those wanting to expand their career in a community or social service setting!
  • Multiple FT and PT opportunities available in 2 locations!
  • Above award salary of $84,989 – $88,848 PLUS super and salary packaging options!
  • 11 well-being days (pro-rata) and learning and development opportunities

Multiple opportunities now exist for Hub Practitioners to join the Orange Door Program.

As a Hub Practitioner you will provide an entry point for men, women and children who require family violence services with a primary focus on risk assessment and risk management. There will in addition be some intake and assessment and casework required.

Reporting to the Team Leader of the Orange Door, you will work within a diverse team of professionals to achieve program goals and client outcomes while maintaining records and actively participating in, and contributing to program service planning.

Your core duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Responding promptly to referrals using the Orange Door framework and tools to complete intakes, screening and to triage cases that present;
  • Providing immediate assessment and planning responses to respond to any immediate crisis and/or short-term issues while awaiting allocation to core services if required;
  • Providing appropriate referrals to the South West Family Services Alliance for, and specialist Family Violence and Perpetrator services; and
  • Where required, work with families on a short-term basis while they await allocation. This may include outreach home visits and telephone counselling, support and monitoring of needs.

What you will bring to the team

To be considered you must hold a Bachelor of Social Work, Diploma in Community Welfare or an equivalent recognised qualification. Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Family and Domestic Violence or Child Protection will also be advantageous to your success.

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated skills and experience in child and family risk assessment, coupled with experience in client intakes, referral processes, counselling, casework and consultation. You’ll need to be an adaptable individual and comfortable working in a fast-paced role.

With strong communication skills, you’ll demonstrate the ability to liaise with a diverse range of clients, and be empathetic and respectful of all individuals and their circumstances.

This is a highly rewarding opportunity to directly impact the lives of vulnerable children and those impacted by family and domestic violence.