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Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) Practitioner

Locations: Swan Hill
Tenure: Full Time
Salary: $68,774 - $86,154
Applications Close: This position will remain open until filled
Position Description: Family Preservation and Reunification (FPR) Practitioner

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This position supports the delivery of the Family Preservation and Reunification (FPRR) Response program and is an evidenced based response service working collaboratively with children and families. Its aim is to provide a rapid, intensive and sustained intervention targeted at preventing ‘at risk’ children entering or re-entering the care system. FPR response will link to and build upon existing child and family services within the broader system providing an enhanced continuum of care, provide better support, and achieve measurable outcomes. 

The target groups are: children subject to an unborn report to Child Protection, highly vulnerable children 0-5 years and adolescents 10-14 years who have had multiple Child Protection reports or on Child Protection Orders, where the child risk factors include reports to Child Protection under the age of two years; disability issues impacting on their care; adolescents with challenging behaviours. The parental risk factors include history of care; young parents; mental health / drug and alcohol and / or presence of family violence.

The FPR Practitioner role is critical in implementing a wraparound, evidence informed case management approach. The FPR Response will be culturally safe and utilise a relational approach that is adaptable and responsive to family and individual needs and key case management frameworks including Family Decision Making and Common Elements.

The work is strengths based, child and family centred, integrating intensive assessment, care team planning, safety and risk planning and parenting strategies to promote resilience and self- determination.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • A person employed as a Family Preservation and Reunification Practitioner will be required to hold an accredited qualification relevant to the position at Degree Level or above, have a passion and commitment for supporting children and families across the child and family support/child protection continuum and ideally have transferrable practice experience in the sector or similar fields.
  • Diploma level qualification in relevant field may be considered, on the proviso that the applicant will commit to undertake further Tertiary studies with the support of the Organisation.
  • Experience in dealing with children who have experienced trauma and interrupted attachment would be an advantage.
  • A current drivers licence, a willingness to travel and preparedness to be accommodated overnight when required.
For you to be considered for this role, all applications must be submitted with a Cover Letter, Resume and the Key Selection Criteria addressed, which can be found in the position description.

For more information regarding this position please contact Maree Fullgrabe – Human Resource Manager on 5023 5966 
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