Child Wellbeing Practitioner- The Orange Door- Multiple Opportunities

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Child Wellbeing Practitioner- The Orange Door- Multiple Opportunities

Job Description

·       Multiple ongoing Full Time & Part Time opportunities

·       Ballarat or Bacchus Marsh location

·       Salary Range - $85,008- $88,861 plus salary packaging options

·       Join a team of committed and supportive child wellbeing practitioners

About the role

The Child Wellbeing Team will provide a specialist focus within the Central Highlands Support and Safety Hub (The Orange Door) on the wellbeing and development of children, young people and their families through:

·       Actively focusing on the best interests of children and young people at all times

·       Assessments that include parents/carers and the whole family

·       Working with men as fathers/parents

·       Interventions that consider children and young people as individuals in their own right, and take into consideration their opinions and wishes

·       Early help for children, parents and families to support wellbeing, stability, development and safety.

·       Providing a point of contact for secondary consultation, advice and information.

The Child Wellbeing team is a contact point for people seeking information, advice and assistance if they have concerns about a child and their family. The Child Wellbeing Practitioner provides information and advice about service options and other approaches for responding to the needs of children and families. This position will work alongside other roles at The Orange Door, focused on the wellbeing of Children.

As a Child Wellbeing Practitioner you will undertake complex child and family assessment by phone and at times by outreach. The successful candidate will provide immediate short term intervention casework/counselling providing support and guidance around support services and referral options for families and child/youth accessing our services.

Why Cafs?

We provide:

·       Comprehensive on the job training

·       Above award benefits and leave options

·       Flexible working arrangements

·       Inclusive workplace environments

·       Vibrant working spaces

·       Advancement opportunities

About you

Your sound skills in building relationships, casework, interpreting and analysing information, and communication will be highly valued. Demonstrated abilities and experience will include:

  • Identifying and initiating contact with key individuals and groups who are important in decision making processes and providing expertise or assistance, investing time to create and maintain professional relationships based on mutual respect and contributing to a supportive and collaborative team environment.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in assessment and casework intervention with individuals and families who have complex needs, and knowledge of theoretical perspectives that relate to child protection practice and application of this in a service delivery context.


A Bachelor of Social Work is a minimum requirement for this role.

Previous experience working in the orange door will be advantageous.

Further information

For a confidential discussion please call Erin Rix Team Leader Orange Door (03) 5337 3333. 

How to apply

All applications should be submitted via our Cafs online portal .  You will need to prepare a current resume and a cover letter to upload.  The cover letter should specify which position you are applying for and which location you wish to be based in noting that from time to time you may need to work from other locations.

Please response to each of the following questions:

  • How do your values align to CAFS Values?
  • What is your experience and/or interest in working with children, young people and families? 
  • What will you bring to the role? 

Please note applicants are not required to address the Key Selection Criteria in their application.

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check

Applications are now open and will be reviewed as they are received.

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