Case Worker - Family Preservation and Reunification Response

Morwell location 

Part Time, 3 days per week

Excellent training and support

Salary packaging available

3 year fixed term

 

Formed in 1917, QEC is Victoria’s largest provider of residential and community based Early Parenting Services. We deliver a variety of different programs to more than 3,800 families annually - directly and in partnership with government and NFP partners across Metropolitan and Regional Victoria.

 

Many families face a variety of strengths and challenges that impact on their ability to nurture and support their young children. QEC programs are research-informed and tailored to meet the unique needs of each family and enable families to nurture, protect and enhance their children’s, safety, health and development.  

 

The Victorian and Aboriginal Family Preservation and Reunification Response (FPRR) Program is a new initiative that aims to promote strong families with children who are safe, healthy, resilient and thriving, and parents and caregivers who are supported to create a safe and nurturing home environment. The FPRR program at QEC supports children involved with the Child Projection system from birth to 5 years of age.

 

FPRR is a 240 hour support program, including 200 hours flexible, intensive intervention to address child safety and wellbeing concerns and family need. A 40 hours supplement is designed to promote continuity of relationships, enhanced connection to community and seamless transitions to alternate service pathways.

 

To be considered for this role you will possess:

A tertiary qualification in nursing, community services, social work, psychology and/or behavioural sciences (or similar) 

Demonstrated ability to undertake complex casework with families (including pregnant women) and children who have experienced trauma.

Demonstrated ability to assess, plan, implement and review appropriate interventions to support the development of parenting capacity and family functioning.

Demonstrated experience and theoretical understanding of the issues facing highly vulnerable parents in their ability to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children.

A knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and current issues faced by Aboriginal children and their families. 

 

How to Apply:

To apply, please provide the following:

A cover letter 

Your resume outlining education and employment background

Applications can be forwarded to peopleandculture@qec.org.au

Applications close Tuesday 28th September 2021.

 

For further information please contact People and Culture on 9549 2741.

 

QEC fosters a positive culture of support, education and wellbeing. We have a wide range of workplace benefits including:

17.5% annual leave loading

Access to the QEC wellbeing program

Study leave and opportunities for professional development

Generous salary packaging

Excellent training and ongoing development

Use of company vehicle

 

Appointment is subject to up to date Immunisation status, satisfactory Police Check and Working with Children Check. 

 

QEC employees are required to comply with the Victorian Public Sector Code of Conduct and the Victorian Child Safe Standards.

 

QEC promotes diversity and equal opportunity in employment and is committed to a more diverse workforce.