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Job Description

Role Details

Safer Family Services (SFS) is looking for staff across all programs across South Australia. SFS Intensive Family Services (IFS) provides direct services to families through the antenatal period, for infants, children, and young people up to 18 years of age who are presenting with high level risks and complexities. SFS work in collaboration with both government and non-government organisations to improve the safety, emotional health and wellbeing of infants, children, and young people in South Australia.  

SFS are seeking Practitioners to join the team.

The role is responsible for:

  • Undertaking risk and needs assessment, case planning, support, and intervention for families and children from pre-birth to 18 years old who are at high risk of entering the child protection system.
  • Providing high quality and effective service delivery that strengthens and supports the safety, healthy development and wellbeing of children.
  • Developing strong working partnerships with both government and non-government services to effectively link children and their families to relevant services.

We will provide:

  • Flexible work arrangements
  • A supportive and rewarding work environment
  • Professional development opportunities

About You

We are looking for a motivated individual who has knowledge and understanding of the complexities and effects of child abuse, neglect and developmental trauma upon the health and wellbeing of infants, children and young people.

You will have the ability to assess and work with families experiencing vulnerability and low levels of safety using a case management approach to assess, plan, refer and enable sustained intervention.

You will also have strong interpersonal and communication skills to develop and maintain effective collaborative relationships with families, multi-disciplinary teams and peers.

If you are seeking to make a meaningful difference to the lives of vulnerable children and families, please apply now.

Special Conditions

Essential Qualifications:

AHP: An appropriate Social Work qualification from a recognised tertiary institution giving eligibility for full membership with the Australian Association of Social Workers.

PO: Appropriate tertiary qualifications in community services, sociology, criminology, social sciences, human services, health or a related field.

Persons of Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent, who have the appropriate background and skills but do not have the essential qualification, may apply for and be engaged/assigned to the role of Social Worker and will be entitled to apply for any Allied Health Professional roles requiring a qualification in Social Work within the Department Human Services.

National Police Check required.

Employment-related Screening Check required.

Some interstate and intrastate travel may be required.

Must hold a current Australian issued driver’s licence (equivalent to minimum class C).

Covid -19 – will be required to be up to date on their COVID-19 vaccination status prior to engagement with DHS, unless it would be medically unsafe for the employee to do so.

Role Status: Multiple Term Vacancies Available.

Contact Us

Enquiries to Sharyn Dixon

0427 162 061

sharyn.dixon@sa.gov.au

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