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Family Support Practitioner, In Home (casual) – ProCare Australia

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ProCare Australia is seeking a casual In Home Family Support Practitioner for Brisbane.

About the organisation – 

ProCare Australia are leaders in recruitment and labour hire for the community services sector – providing casual, locum and permanent career opportunities.

As the needs and demands of the community services sector grows, ProCare Australia is seeking to recruit qualified, flexible, hardworking and experienced Family Support Practitioners who can help provide Intensive In-Home Support to children, young people and families referred by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs.

About the role – 

The Family Support Practitioner plays a key role in the provision of frontline support services to children, young people and families. The role supports implementation of the journey plan that includes key goals and activities to support children, young people and their families achieve the desired outcome, within the home environment and community.

  • Work in an environment with families who have high complex behavioural needs.
  • Attend family homes to provide support to families utilising a professional practice model.
  • Provide advocation and support to families to assist in developing routines, plan daily activities and schedules based on need, problem solve, implement safety planning, utilise behaviour management strategies to assist families in de-escalating situations.
  • Provide intensive personal support through a range of interpersonal and life skills ensuring a safe and supportive environment for the family.
  • Engage in personal and professional development to maintain an in depth understanding of trauma and attachment, behavioural triggers and responses.
  • Implement, maintain and utilise policies, procedures, frameworks and professional boundaries.
  • Positive behaviour support strategies and other support strategies as outlined within the families care management documentation to ensure professional boundaries, responses and processes are maintained at all times.
  • Facilitate and transport individuals and families to required activities and appointments in line with departmental policies.

To Be Successful

  • Completed Certificate IV in Community Service, Child Youth and Family Intervention. Diploma or Bachelor Degree qualification in a Human Service related field is highly desirable
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in a similar role

The casual hourly rate is $43.78 – $49.08 per hour (base rate 6am – 8pm), $61.29 – $68.71 per hour (Saturday rate), $78.80 – $88.34 per hour (Sunday rate) + 11% Superannuation.

Find out more and apply at ProCare’s website.

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