Family Preservation & Reunification Early Years Practitioner/Case Manager

  • Be a part of an exciting and innovative response to Family Preservation & Reunification (FPR)
  • Be part of a Multi-disciplinary and Multi agency team led by the McKillop Family Services Family Preservation and Reunification Early years Team Leader
  • $77,140 – $86,072 plus super, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging (negotiable depending on skills, qualifications, and experience)

What we offer

We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.

OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities. The Child Care Educator will be also receive a monthly rostered day off (RDO).

Who we are looking for

We are looking for a skilled, driven, compassionate person who wants to excel in their chosen career and genuinely cares about their community. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?

The position

The position offered is part of a Pilot funded by DHHS. It is a full-time fixed term 1-year contract, with the possibility of extension if funding allows. The position is based in Southern Melbourne. Hours of work are flexible and will include afterhours and some weekend hours as required.

This pilot will test if an intensive family preservation response linked to a clinical therapeutic service can reduce the demand for residential care services for some of the most complex children and young people in Victoria.

The FPR team will bring an innovative and wrap around service that will outreach to families with unborn and preschool children and families A day in the life of this position includes:

  • Conducting broad educational and psycho-social screening assessments, inclusive of risk assessments, of children and families and the multi-disciplinary team on an ongoing basis
  • Assisting parents to identify and achieve parenting goals through assessment of parenting needs, and the collaborative development and implementation of intervention plans that strengthen parenting capacity and effectiveness. This includes the provision of parenting skills training and the development of relapse plans
  • Providing families with social and community support through establishing and strengthening family-community links. This may include improving relationships with extended family, improving links with school, supporting participation in recreational activities and playgroups, and supporting access to child and respite care and other formal support services
  • Actively participating as part of a multi-disciplinary team to meet the various complex needs of the
  • Why apply?

    This is a great opportunity to be a part of an Innovative, multi-agency response for Families & children effected by problematic Alcohol & Other drug use and engaged in the Child Protection system.

    Safety screening

    OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us. For more information, please download our safety screening information.

    Application information

    Download the full position description before applying. This document contains key selection criteria that you will need to respond to in your cover letter. Applications will only be accepted via the application link below. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

    Applications close at 9am on Monday, 8 February 2021. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Anne Tidyman, Manager Child and Family Services 0466 268 932.

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    Child Care Educator

    • Tailor childcare experiences to meet the needs of individual children
    • Work in a unique play-based learning environment for children
    • $60,366-$77,140K (negotiable depending upon skills, qualifications and experience) plus super, 17.5% leave loading and salary packaging

    What we offer

    We are committed to creating an inclusive and transparent workplace culture where our people can develop to be their very best. We believe in giving people flexibility so they can be great at work, and at home.

    OHV employees have access to generous employee benefits including salary packaging, flexible work arrangements (including 48/52 purchased leave), health and well-being services, and training and professional development opportunities. The Child Care Educator will be also receive a monthly rostered day off (RDO).

    Who we are looking for

    We are looking for a passionate Child Care Educator who wants to create a secure, and nurturing environment for children and promote and maximise opportunities for them to develop to their full potential. Are you willing to work together to make a difference to someone’s life?

    The position

    The position is offered as a fixed term contract to June 30th, 2023, with possibility of extension if funding allows. The role is based at the Therapeutic Community in Lower Plenty. The Therapeutic Community is a 143-bed residential treatment facility based on the philosophy that the community itself is the primary agent of change and support for each individual’s recovery journey.

    The key purpose of the position is to foster a secure and nurturing environment for children, promoting and maximising opportunities for them to develop to their full potential.

    A day in the life of this position includes: providing childcare services, developing and evaluating daily care routines to meet the social, emotional and developmental needs of individual children, recording observations and assisting parents in managing their children’s behaviour.

    Why apply?

    This is a great opportunity to use your strong communication and childcare skills to work with families affected by alcohol and other drugs on their recovery journey. If you would like to join a friendly and supportive team, then this is the job for you!

    Safety screening

    OHV is committed to child safety and is a child safe organisation. All OHV employees must undergo Police Records and Working with Children Checks. Any person issued with a negative notice on their Working with Children Check will not be eligible for employment with us. For more information, please download our safety screening information.

    Application information

    Download the full position description before applying. This document contains key selection criteria that you will need to respond to in your cover letter. Applications will only be accepted via the application link below. Please do not apply via recruitment websites or via email.

    Applications close on Wednesday 27 January 2021. Please remember to include your CV and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. If you have any questions relating to the position, please contact Sophie Lynch (Early childhood Supervisor– Family Services) on 9430 1807.

    All Odyssey House Victoria sites are smoke free for all employees