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Integrated Family Services Practitioner (IFS)


Reference: 4097000

Integrated Family Services Practitioner (IFS)

  • Eastern Suburbs Location
  • Full Time Positions
  • Fixed Term until 30.06.20

About Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service:

Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service provides culturally safe services that assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, women, men and families in their healing journey to address the impacts of family violence. BWAHS is currently in the process of transitioning to an independent organisation from EACH which has held oversight responsibility for the service since 2006.

About The Role

The Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) is seeking a person who has a good understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and society, who is qualified and/or has experience working in the family violence field, to work as part of a diverse team of professionals to deliver quality care to the community in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. The Integrated Family Services (IFS) Worker provides early intervention case management support to vulnerable Aboriginal children, young people and their families.

About the Position

Using a strengths-based approach, the IFS Worker will undertake comprehensive needs and risk assessments of children, young people and their families, develop child and family action plans that promote Aboriginal children's safety, stability and healthy development. A key focus of the role is to work in collaboration with other BWAHS programs and in partnership with other family services to ensure a comprehensive integrated service delivery.

To be considered for this role you must:

  • Have relevant qualifications and demonstrated previous experience in risk assessment and case management in a similar role
  • Ability to work effectively with specialist and mainstream health and welfare services
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and trauma
  • Ability to set priorities and meet tight timelines.
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated capacity to work independently and as part of a team
  • Competent computer skills

To review and address the Key Selection Criteria of this position, please click on the apply button.

For specific information about the role, please contact: Caroline MacDonald, Acting Manager BWAHS, or on (03) 9212 0200

Vacancy closes 5pm, Wednesday, 2 May 2018

For a full position description and/or to apply on line please visit our Careers Centre at

Aboriginal and Torres Strait People are encouraged to apply.

Please note that all appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre-employment safety screening checks including; Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks and APHRA Registration Check.

Applications Close: 02 May 2018