Family Support & Social Care Practitioner

Highly supportive team within a highly supportive & innovative organization with a great cultureGenerous professional development opportunitiesStarting  $83,986 + 10% superPermanent Part time or Full time 1EFT (Negotiable)About the role We're looking for someone who is seeking to join a growing team of dynamic and motivated individuals providing innovative, family centred services.Our service is comprised of a dedicated Home Visiting team, a Key Ages and Stages Outreach at Home program, as well as the Enhanced MCH team, Universal MCH team, Smalltalk Supported Playgroup team and a highly supportive admin team.The role involves social support to vulnerable families with 0-6 year old’s with a focus on mental health, father inclusive practices and family. violence.This is an environment where the harmony of the workforce is valued, and where your professional experience will be enhanced through working in both rural and metropolitan communities within the shire, with a growing number of families from diverse backgrounds.About You The successful individual will be well supported in working with complex families. You will be a flexible and dynamic individual who enjoys the challenge and variety of working within a rapidly growing community with a mix of rural and metropolitan locations, and with families of a variety of backgrounds.We welcome applications from candidates with a tertiary qualification in Social Work or other relevant field and current confirmed registration with the relevant association.Additional tertiary qualifications in child health and development, mental health, infant mental health, family therapy, psychology, counselling or other related areas is desirable.What we are looking for:Demonstrated experience working with clients experiencing vulnerabilityThe ability to work well within a multidisciplinary teamThe ability to work with families in their homeParent group facilitation skillsMandatory RequirementsCurrent Working with Children's CheckCurrent driver's license and have access to own vehicleTo ApplyTo apply for this position please complete the online application form, including your resume and a brief cover letter demonstrating your suitability to the role.Applications close: Monday, 18th October 2021For further information regarding the position description, please visit  https://careers.cardinia.vic.gov.au/our-jobs/For any further information please call 1300 787 624 and ask to speak to Susan or Jolene (Recruitment)Cardinia Shire Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to an equitable, diverse, and socially inclusive work environment and a positive, barrier-free recruitment process. We welcome applicants from an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage, people living with a disability, LGBTIQ+ and people from culturally diverse backgrounds to explore career opportunities with Cardinia Shire Council. If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. 1300 787 624Cardinia Shire Council is committed to being a Child Safe organisation and has zero tolerance for child abuse, gender inequality, racism, violence against women and family violence.  To ensure Cardinia Shire Council complies with Chief Health Officer directions, this role requires the incumbent to have and maintain the necessary mandatory COVID-19 vaccinations.All successful applicants will be required to undertake a National Police Check, pre-employment medical and obtain or hold a valid Working with Children Check. You must have valid Australia Working Rights to be considered for this role. Position Description 83000 AUD Officer 3809