This position will work in Family Services programs. This role provides a strong case-management response to the underlying areas of concern associated with the family’s vulnerability, with the provision of intensive and specialised early parenting support. It aims to strengthen the relationship between the parent/s and their child/ren and assist parents to meet the health, development, safety and wellbeing needs of their infants and young children. The program provides a combination of individual and group, centre/community and home-based interventions and supports.
Integrated family Services (IFS) is funded by DFFH. The programs are delivered via the provision of specialised early parenting support with goals to strengthen the relationship between the parent/s and their child/ren and to assist parents to meet the health, development, safety and wellbeing needs of their infants and young children. The program provides individual case management, including home-based interventions and supports and connection with youth specific and generic community programs/services.
A relevant tertiary qualification in youth, children’s services, welfare, social work, or related field (Minimum Diploma level)
Demonstrated skills and understanding of family functioning, parent/child relationships, parenting skill development, and household management. Demonstrated skills in casework practice, assessment and case-planning
A working knowledge of Best Interests Framework & Case Practice Framework, as well as an understanding of relevant theoretical perspectives including family dynamics, life stages and child and adolescent development.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate, liaise, consult and negotiate with a wide range of staff, support services, and service users.
A working knowledge regarding issues surrounding adolescent pregnancy and parenting, and a capacity to assist young parents in the development of parenting skills.