Current Positions

Family Practitioner – Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO®)

  • Applications close: 23 January 2017

In an Australian first, Anglicare Victoria are introducing a transformational, evidence based program to the Victorian child welfare system – Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO®).

  • Part Time position, 22.8 hours per week
  • Salary packaging and employee benefits
  • Located in Dandenong

 The Position:

Family Practitioner – TFCO® position, is a new and exciting role within Anglicare Victoria. In this role, you will be working in a multidisciplinary team, who will all complete training as required by the program developers to gain accreditation in the Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO®) model.

Your role will provide weekly family sessions to young people and families within a TFCO® placement. This includes introducing new behavioural, coping and parenting skills and practicing these in sessions using strategic positive reinforcement and coaching activities. You will also work with the team to identify and overcome barriers to engagement/motivation in families who have been referred. The primary role of the family practitioner will be to work with the ‘aftercare’ family (birth, kinship, or long term foster care) to implement a similar behavior modification program in the home environment to support the young person’s transition after their TFCO placement.

A TFCO® placement duration is six to nine months and uses a behaviour modification program. At the end of the placement, the young person is reunified with their biological family (including kinship care placements), or placed in lower intensity long-term foster care or permanent care.

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TEACHaR – Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO®)

  • Applications close: 23 January 2017

In an Australian first, Anglicare Victoria are introducing a transformational, evidence based program to the Victorian child welfare system – Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO®).

  • Exciting new, Australian First Evidence Based Model
  • Providing specialist one to one direct education support
  • Part Time Located in Dandenong

 The Position:

The TEACHaR – TFCO® position is a new and exciting role within Anglicare. In this role, you will be working in a multidisciplinary team, who will all complete training as required by the program developers to gain accreditation in the Treatment Foster Care Oregon (TFCO®) model.

Young people in Out of Home Care are one of the most disadvantaged and marginalised cohorts in our society, who experience very poor educational outcomes in comparison to the general student population. To address this, Anglicare Victoria and the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (DEECD) have embarked on a journey to look at ways in which the organisation and the service system as a whole are able to improve educational outcomes for this cohort to improve their life chances.   

A TFCO® placement duration is six to nine months and uses a behaviour modification program. At the end of the placement, the young person is reunified with their biological family (including kinship care placements), or placed in lower intensity long-term foster care or permanent care.

Your role will be to provide specialist one to one direct education support to young people, including implementing tailored education programs for each student. Work in collaboration with the TFCO® team, schools, teachers and broader care teams to improve the students educational outcomes, ensuring your approach adheres with the TFCO® model requirements.

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Parenting Support Worker – Yaail Lung Dardee Placement Prevention and Reunification Program

  • Applications close: 6 February 2017

This is a great role for anyone passionate about working to safely maintain children with their families.

Using a team approach, the Yaail Lung Dardee Parenting Support Worker will;

Provide practical parenting support and education through a partnership with families to achieve their goals and improve the safety and stability of the family home for the children.

  • Work collaboratively with Caseworkers to provide families with additional in-home parenting support in line with Best Interest Case Practice Model.
  • Work to empower parents and caregivers in managing their life situation, to take charge of their lives, and reconnect with their community.
  • Participate in group work, advocacy and community development as required.

The Yaail Lung Dardee Placement Prevention and Reunification Program offers intensive, short and long term, whole-of-family case support and specialist services to enable children, who are at imminent risk of being placed in care for the first time, to remain at home with their parents or to support their return home to their parents’ care when it is safe to do so.  Through engagement, assessment, planning and the coordination of services, caseworkers promote sustainable change that achieves positive social, emotional, educational and health outcomes for children and their families.

In addition the program offers short term therapeutic intervention to those children residing in Kinship placements to assist children and their kinship carers to work through any areas of concern that could compromise the stability to quality of the placement.

The program operates in the context of a coordinated intake panel that includes representation from other services and Child Protection. This partnership of service providers will work together to coordinate relevant services to meet the needs of families that are referred by Child Protection.   

The program includes in-home parenting support, therapeutic services, youth mediation and long term casework, for up to 12 months if required.  Through engagement, assessment, planning and the coordination of services, caseworkers promote sustainable change that achieves positive social, emotional, educational and health outcomes for children and their families.

The program operates within a partnership between Anglicare Victoria, Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation, Quantum Support Services, Berry Street Take Two, the Queen Elizabeth Centre and the Department of Human Services.  This partnership of service providers will work together in the development, delivery and review of a family action plan that addresses the individual needs of families referred to the service.  The casework component of the program is crucial in coordinating this process and supporting families to greater independence as their need for services, including child protection reduces.

 This is a great role for anyone passionate about working to safely maintain children with their families.

  • Join a dymanic team working with vulnerable families and children with complex needs.
  • Primarily located at Morwell with travel to other Gippsland offices as required.
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Team Leader – Yaail Lung Dardee Placement Prevention and Reunification Program

  • Applications close: 6 February 2017

The Yaail Lung Dardee Placement Prevention and Reunification Program offers intensive, short and long term, whole-of-family case support and specialist services to enable children, who are at imminent risk of being placed in care for the first time, to remain at home with their parents or to support their return home to their parents’ care when it is safe to do so. Through engagement, assessment, planning and the coordination of services, caseworkers promote sustainable change that achieves positive social, emotional, educational and health outcomes for children and their families. In addition the program offers short term therapeutic intervention to those children residing in Kinship placements to assist children and their kinship carers to work through any areas of concern that could compromise the stability to quality of the placement. The program operates in the context of a coordinated intake panel that includes representation from other services and Child Protection. This partnership of service providers will work together to coordinate relevant services to meet the needs of families that are referred by Child Protection. The program includes in-home parenting support, therapeutic services, youth mediation and long term casework, for up to 12 months if required. Through engagement, assessment, planning and the coordination of services, caseworkers promote sustainable change that achieves positive social, emotional, educational and health outcomes for children and their families. The program operates within a partnership between Anglicare Victoria, Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation, Quantum Support Services, Berry Street Take Two, the Queen Elizabeth Centre and the Department of Human Services. This partnership of service providers will work together in the development, delivery and review of a family action plan that addresses the individual needs of families referred to the service. The casework component of the program is crucial in coordinating this process and supporting families to greater independence as their need for services, including child protection reduces. This is a great role for anyone passionate about working to safely maintain children with their families. • Join a dynamic team working with vulnerable families and children with complex needs. • Primarily located at Morwell with travel to other Gippsland offices as required.

  • Under the guidance and direction of the Program Manager, lead and manage the Placement Prevention and Reunification team within Anglicare Gippsland.
  • To ensure the provision of high quality services to families where a child is at risk of being placed in out of home care.
  • To ensure that children and young people involved in the program are able to remain in or return to a safe and stable home environment.
  • To work collaboratively with Child Protection in providing an appropriate service response in line with Best Interest Assessment principals
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The Youth Garage Program Facilitator

  • Applications close: 30 January 2017

An opportunity exists for an experienced, motivated and enthusiastic individual to run "The Garage" Youth Drop-in Program. This service is available to young people aged 11-25 years.

  • Part Time 15.2 hours, limited tenure until 30 June 2017
  • Work for Victoria’s largest child, youth and family organisation based in Werribee
  • Salary Packaging offered

The Position:

“The Garage” program aims to engage local youth who may be disengaged from education, family or community. The centre is a safe, informal space for local young people to attend on a weekly basis during school terms and participate in various activities. Utilising a variety of  engagement skills the worker assists willing young people by linking them to information, advice and local services, including youth counselling, drug and alcohol counselling, youth homelessness prevention services, youth legal supports, Police, Centrelink and more. The program also aims to connect young people with community and social networks.

This position is responsible for the facilitation of The Garage Youth Drop-in Centre, which aims to enhance the community connection and wellbeing of young people through positive experiences, behaviour modelling, and developing communication and relationship skills.

The Youth Garage Program Facilitator is responsible for ensuring the program operates on a weekly basis throughout the school term and will carry out all key responsibilities to ensure the program’s ongoing success.

The Youth Garage Program Facilitator will ensure that the drop-in centre is maintained as a safe and supported space for young people in Wyndham.

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Caring Dads Clinical Practitioner

  • Applications close: 1 February 2017

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced practitioner to trial a group work program to men.Opportunity to work in partnership with IPC Health and Children's Protection Society to run an innovative program.

  • Full time role until June 2019
  • Located at our Werribee office, working across the Western Melbourne local cathcment
  • Join an organisation that is making a difference

The Position:

Caring Dads is an early intervention program developed in Canada by the University of Toronto and Changing Ways, for fathers who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or exposed their children to domestic violence or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviours. Anglicare Victoria Western Region are in partnership with IPC Health to trial this program in partnership with the Children’s Protection Society.

The program consists of a 17-week, empirically-based, manualized group parenting intervention for fathers, systematic outreach to mothers to ensure safety and freedom from coercion, and ongoing, collaborative case management of fathers with existing service providers and other professionals involved with men’s families. Caring Dads combines elements of parenting, fathering, family violence and child protection practice to enhance the safety and well-being of children.

Program principles emphasize the need to enhance men’s motivation, promote child-centred fathering, address men’s ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive co-parenting with children’s mothers, recognize that children’s experience of trauma will impact the rate of possible change, and work collaboratively with other service providers to ensure that children benefit (and are not unintentionally harmed) because of father’s participation in the intervention.

The Caring Dads Coordinator will provide support, regular supervision and reflective practice sessions for the Caring Dads Facilitators. They will be responsible for liaising and networking with relevant government agencies and community stakeholders to establish effective referral pathways to the program. They will also provide secondary consultations and community education sessions to the sector as required.

The Coordinator will be responsible for allocation of cases to the Caring Dads Facilitators and ensuring equity of service provision for the primary partners and priority areas. The Caring Dads Coordinator will work with the Caring Dads Clinical Director (Children’s Protection Society) to ensure program fidelity in their local area. They will also work closely with the Caring Dads Clinical Director to ensure the evaluation data is collected and managed appropriately

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Caring Dads Coordinator

  • Applications close: 1 February 2017

An exciting opportunity exists for an enthusiastic and experienced practitioner to lead a small team that are trialling a group work program to men. Opportunity to work in partnership with IPC Health and Children's Protection Society to run an innovative program.

  • Full time role until June 2019
  • Located at our Werribee office, working across the Western Melbourne local cathcment
  • Join an organisation that is making a difference

The Position

Caring Dads is an early intervention program developed in Canada by the University of Toronto and Changing Ways, for fathers who have physically abused, emotionally abused or neglected their children, or exposed their children to domestic violence or who are deemed to be at high-risk for these behaviours. Anglicare Victoria Western Region are in partnership with IPC Health to trial this program in partnership with the Children’s Protection Society.

The program consists of a 17-week, empirically-based, manualized group parenting intervention for fathers, systematic outreach to mothers to ensure safety and freedom from coercion, and ongoing, collaborative case management of fathers with existing service providers and other professionals involved with men’s families. Caring Dads combines elements of parenting, fathering, family violence and child protection practice to enhance the safety and well-being of children.

Program principles emphasize the need to enhance men’s motivation, promote child-centred fathering, address men’s ability to engage in respectful, non-abusive co-parenting with children’s mothers, recognize that children’s experience of trauma will impact the rate of possible change, and work collaboratively with other service providers to ensure that children benefit (and are not unintentionally harmed) because of father’s participation in the intervention.

The Caring Dads Coordinator will provide support, regular supervision and reflective practice sessions for the Caring Dads Facilitators. They will be responsible for liaising and networking with relevant government agencies and community stakeholders to establish effective referral pathways to the program. They will also provide secondary consultations and community education sessions to the sector as required.

The Coordinator will be responsible for allocation of cases to the Caring Dads Facilitators and ensuring equity of service provision for the primary partners and priority areas. The Caring Dads Coordinator will work with the Caring Dads Clinical Director (Children’s Protection Society) to ensure program fidelity in their local area. They will also work closely with the Caring Dads Clinical Director to ensure the evaluation data is collected and managed appropriately

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