Family Support Practitioner (Identified)

Employment Type:
Part-time Temporary  
BSC&CQ: Rockhampton IFS
Supporting Documentation:

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free 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 30 years. In 2018 - 2019 we provided services to 46,084 people, including over 31,000 children; a 15% increase from the year before.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide integrated therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, information, advice and referral services, intensive family support and early learning centres designed for children with additional development needs to ensure we set them up for success at school.

About the job.....

We are looking for a person with demonstrated experience in building positive connections with people to fulfil the role of Family Support Practitioner (Identified). This position is part of our Intensive Family Support team in the Rockhampton office. The position is part-time and fixed-term until 30 June 2022.

Responsibilities include:

  • Delivering an outreach model of family case-management programs to families, caregivers, kids and young people.
  • Facilitating social learning, community connectedness, good health and well-being.
  • Engaging families, obtaining consent and developing a case plan in conjunction with the family which addresses unmet needs and child protection concerns.
  • Identify, co-ordinate and lead stakeholder groups to develop, implement and review single case plans.
  • Build and maintain service level relationships with government and non-government organisations.

About you....

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (allied health, social work, human services).
  • Experience providing case-management and therapeutic services to families, caregivers, young people and children in a child protection framework.
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to communicate and work effectively with families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • An understanding of current child protection legislation and policy reforms.

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.

Important essential information to consider if you wish to apply for the “Identified” role....

To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position:

  • Will be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. Act for Kids considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
  • Will have the willingness of a respected Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural referee to vouch for your appropriateness for this role is a requirement.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 4.1 – 4.4 under the SCHCADS award.
  • Salary range is $67,290 - $72,401 pa plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time).
  • In addition, there are excellent salary packaging options offering the opportunity to significantly increase a team members take home pay.

About the benefits...

  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 Award (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 Awards in categories (1) Health and Wellbeing (2) Leadership and (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including additional annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Study Assistance
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health and Well-being Portal
  • Excellent flexible work environment.

About applying...

For more information about the role, contact Ruth Griese on 07 4860 8100 or

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Closing Date: 28 October 2019