19728, Several

Child and Family Worker - Child and Family Centres
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 19 April 2019

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $83,135 - $95,146
Position No: 19728, Several
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 01 April 2019
Contact Officer: Brian Mupangure on brian.mupangure@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 6817

Details: The Children and Families division has several temporary Child and Family Worker positions available within the three Child and Family Centres, located at Tuggeranong, Gungahlin and West Belconnen. The Child and Family Centres are seeking applicants with at least two years case management experience working with children and families and recent relevant experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. The positions will provide effective evidence-based interventions for children and families, including early intervention group programs, case management with families and children with complex needs and individual short-term interventions. In addition, the position will be required to undertake assessments within the role of intake, often with families presenting with complex and multiple needs. As part of an integrated team, the Child and Family Workers will also develop, implement and evaluate community development initiatives that work to strengthen the community for optimal child development outcomes. The positions will work from the Child and Family Centres; in outreach settings; and in partnership with government and community sector organisations. The successful applicants will be resilient and flexible, with well-developed interpersonal communication skills. They will have the ability to work within a community development model and deliver a range of tailored and effective early intervention programs and supports for families with young children. Culturally safe and inclusive practice to inform positive outcomes for children and families is a priority, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: At least two years’ recent experience in a relevant field of case management working with children and families. Recent relevant experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. A currents driver’s licence is essential. A Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.
Note: This is a temporary position available for 12 months with the possibility of permanency. An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: Please submit an 1) Application Coversheet, 2) a written application addressing the Selection Criteria limiting responses to 400 word per criteria, along with your current 3) Curriculum Vitae, listing two referees and their contact details to jobs@act.gov.au by the closing date.


Qualifications are not essential for this position. The closing date has been extended to the 19 April 2019.

Career interest categories:

Administration and Governance
Community Support and Inclusion