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Senior Practitioner

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 Senior Practitioners to join the team.

The role is responsible for:

  • Providing high level support to Practitioners working with families and children from culturally diverse backgrounds who are at high risk of entering the child protection system.
  • Contributing to case work and group work by supporting Practitioners to identify risks, conduct comprehensive psychosocial and risk assessments and develop strategies to assertively engage vulnerable children and their families.
  • Building strong relationships with key stakeholders which create collaborative service opportunities for children and families in crisis or at risk of entering the child protection system.

We will provide:

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

About You

We are looking for a confident individual who can 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 have experience in providing support to staff through coaching, mentoring and supervision.

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 Email:

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