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Practitioner – Intake & Engagement

Kids First - Thomastown, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin


About the role

  • Full time permanent position
  • Thomastown and Heidelberg Locations
  • Salary Packaging $15,900 per annum available

An exciting opportunity exists within our Intake & Engagement team. As a highly motivated individual you will often be the first point of contact, conducting consultations and assessments to determine eligibility and triage families into programs according to their level of risk, safety and need. This
involves responding to the needs of children, young people, and familieswho are affected by family violence, sexual abuse, child wellbeing and other social issues.
The Intake and Engagement Practitioner is expected to utilise a therapeutic and trauma informed approach with parents, caregivers, children, and other stakeholders across all services. The successful candidate will have proven capabilities in the following areas:

  • Ability to engage, assess and triage clients in an effective, safe, and timely manner (including crisis calls and unannounced walk ins)
  • Ability to apply single session framework to guide conversations and lead family consultations.
  • Skills and experience in providing case consultation to other Kids First staff and stakeholders at point of referral that is safe and responsive to diversity of clients and colleagues.

To be successful in this role you will need:
Tertiary qualifications in social work, psychology, OT, mental health / AOD or similar field is required. A Working with Children Card, National and International Police Checks and a driver’s licence are also required.
You will be rewarded with a collaborative and outcomes focussed culture, career and professional development in specialist evidence-based practice models, such as Promoting First Relationships (PFR), work flexibility, staff wellbeing program, and an attractive salary including the opportunity to
salary package to increase take home pay.

Thomastown, VIC

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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