Careers
Practice Supervisor (Identified and non-Identified)

Location:
Cairns  
Employment Type:
Full-Time Temporary  
Department:
FNQ: IFS

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 two (2) dedicated and experienced Practice Supervisors (Identified and non-Identified) to join our team in the Cairns office. These positions are Full-time and Fixed-term until 30/09/2021.

Responsibilities include:

  • Lead the professional practice of a small team of Family Support Practitioners and In-home Support Workers.
  • Manage a restricted caseload involving development of our family case-management program to families, caregivers, kids and young people.
  • Be an active consultant in your area of expertise.

About you....

  • A tertiary degree in a relevant discipline (allied health, social work, human services).
  • STAP accredited Psychologist (desirable for the non-Identified position)
  • Professional registration (if required).
  • Membership of a relevant professional association (desirable).
  • At least 5 years’ experience providing case-management and therapeutic services to families, caregivers, young people and children in a child protection framework.
  • An understanding of current child protection legislation and policy reforms.
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to communicate and work effectively work families from different socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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 6.1 – 6.3 under the SCHCADS award.
  • Salary range is $84,604 - $87,222 pa (base negotiable depending on experience/skills) 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...

When applying for these roles, please clearly state the position for which you are applying:

  • Practice Supervisor (Identified)
  • Practice Supervisor (non-Identified)

For more information about the role, contact Tamara Stafford on 0400 794 444 or tamaras@actforkids.com.au.

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Closing Date: 18 October 2019