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Family & Connect Worker


Reference: 3934985

  • 1 x Full Time Position
  • 1 x Part Time 12 Month Fixed Term Contract

Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS) deliver a range of specialist support and intervention programs for children, young people and families.

IFYS offer formal training, professional supervision and career development opportunities.

A role where you can make a difference...

Assessment and Service Connect (ASC) is a QLD Government funded initiative aimed at engaging, connecting and empowering vulnerable families and children.

IFYS are excited to partner with the Department of Communities, Child Safety and Disability Services to launch the ASC initiative in Cairns.

The Opportunity

IFYS has multiple vacancies available as a Family & Connect Worker. The role will be co-located at the Department of Community, Child Safety and Disability Services and day to day will be supervised by the Assessment Support and Investigation Unit - Far North Queensland, whilst primarily reporting to the Area Manager FNQ within IFYS.

Please note that it is a genuine occupational requirement that one of these positions be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with s25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

The role is responsible for providing quality service delivery to young people, families and the community within the ASC service.

The key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Actively engaging with individuals and families as co-responders with Child Safety Services
  • Support the assessment of safety, risk and needs of children in the home and work collaboratively with Child Safety Services to gather sufficient information to assess the best response
  • Provide information, advice and in some cases brief casework responses to families with a view to linking them in timely fashion to relevant and accessible supports.

To be successful in this role you will have:

  • Tertiary undergraduate degree or higher qualifications in Child Protection, Human Services, Social Work, Psychology or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer systems including MS Word and Excel.
  • Experience in strengths based casework with complex families.
  • Safety and risk assessment skills especially in the area of Domestic and Family Violence.
  • Sound working knowledge of the QLD statutory child protection system.

If this sounds like you, apply now with your resume and cover letter outlining why you're the right person for the role.

Applications Close: 26 Jan 2018