Specialist Child and Family Practitioner – Orange Door

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Specialist Child and Family Practitioner located in the Barwon Orange Door. This position is full time, ongoing, and will be reporting to a Child and Family Team Leader. The core purpose of this role is to work within an integrated model to provide specialist intake responses to empower and promote the wellbeing, protection, and safety of vulnerable children and families through assessment, referral, and community connection, and to work collaboratively with Hub practitioners to ensure an integrated service response and oversight of risk.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide expert skills in screening, triage and assessment of child and family vulnerability applying the Best Interests Case Practice and MARAM Framework’s to promote the safety, stability, wellbeing, and development of children and young people
  • Work closely with other Hub practitioners as part of an integrated service delivery team to undertake screening and initial assessment for child and women victims of family violence, vulnerable children and families, and perpetrators of family violence
  • Use contemporary and evidence based approaches to identify family violence risk, child and family vulnerability drawing on specialist experience of working with vulnerable families
  • Work collaboratively with Hub practitioners and the broader service sector to respond to families experiencing family violence and families presenting with multiple and complex needs

About you:

  • Meets the Mandatory Minimum Qualifications for Family Violence Practitioners
  • Knowledge of child development/attachment, BICM, MARAM, and screening and assessment of child and family vulnerability
  • Advocates and champions to achieve positive change
  • Demonstrates commitment to social justice and social inclusion
  • Leads a culture of respectful relationships and behaviour across the organisation

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title to download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Monday, 6 June 2022.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Please note, Bethany Community Support is an essential service, and all employees are classified as essential workers. In order to comply with the CHO directions, all employees must provide evidence of their Covid-19 vaccination.

Bethany values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

Position Description

Program Administration Officer

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Program Administration Officer within our Specialist Men’s Family Violence team based in South Geelong. This position is part time, 15.2 hours per week (0.4 FTE), fixed term to 30 June 2023. The days and times of this role are negotiable however some hours will be required on a Friday.

The core purpose of this role is the provision of accurate and timely administrative support to the Family Violence Program. The Program Administration Officer will be responsible for a range of local key business systems and processes including program administration, brokerage, data support, and maintenance of client records.

Key responsibilities:

  • Record and maintain accurate data as required by the funding body and the organisation using multiple databases and spreadsheets.
  • Provide administrative support for brokerage: monitoring applications, updating records, liaising with Bethany Finance and service providers, purchasing and activating vouchers and processing invoices for payment
  • Provide administration support at Bethany’s Men’s Family Violence Intervention Centre
  • Develop, implement and update administrative and program support documentation consistent with program requirements

About you:

  • A certificate in Business Administration or similar or demonstrated experience in a similar role
  • Ability to work autonomously, self manage workload and ensure a timely response to requests
  • A strong attention to detail and the ability to learn new processes quickly

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary packaging
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title and download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 9am Wednesday, 1 June 2022.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Kristy Berryman, Manager Family Violence on 0455 510 993.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Please note, Bethany Community Support is an essential service, and all employees are classified as essential workers. In order to comply with the CHO directions, all employees must provide evidence of their Covid-19 vaccination.

Bethany values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

Position Description

Financial Capability Practitioner

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Financial Capability Practitioner within our Financial Counselling and Wellbeing Program.  This position is part time (0.6 FTE), ongoing, and based in Warrnambool. This position is responsible for providing financial literacy, information, education, and coaching, with the aim of supporting people to build their money management skills, knowledge, and confidence. The role involves working with people individually and also facilitating group workshops.  We are looking for someone with a background in community services and an understanding of the factors that contribute to financial vulnerability.

Key responsibilities:

  • Provide financial capability services for individuals, families, groups and communities.
  • Ensure clients have access to basic financial literacy, education and support resources
  • Provide financial literacy /community education workshops
  • Assist clients, groups and communities build skills to decrease financial stress and strengthen capacity to more effectively manage money

About you:

  • Qualification at Diploma level in Community Services or similar or equivalent demonstrated experience
  • Understanding of financial vulnerability
  • Knowledge of the impact and issues related to family violence and economic abuse, gambling harm, mental health and other co-morbidities with financial disadvantage
  • Communicator with strong interpersonal, advanced written and oral communication skills
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, databases and knowledge of a range of IT programs
  • Ability to demonstrate culturally sensitive practice, inclusive of the needs of Indigenous, LGBTQIA+ and CALD communities

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title to download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application. 
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 5:00pm Wednesday 25 May 2022.

For a confidential discussion about the position, please contact Sharlene Gillick on 0400 403 742.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Please note, Bethany Community Support is an essential service, and all employees are classified as essential workers. In order to comply with the CHO directions, all employees must provide evidence of their Covid-19 vaccination.

Bethany values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

Position Description

Family Services Early Help Worker

About the role:

Bethany is excited to advertise for the role of Family Services Early Help Worker.  This is a full-time, ongoing position. The role is positioned in the Connect Up team and will report to the Connect Up Team Leader. The core purpose of this role is to provide universal and targeted early intervention responses for families with children aged 0 – 12 years within high needs areas of Geelong. Workers will be co-located across identified community platforms and offer a range of community development and group work activities as well as individual family support.  The program is aligned to the DFFH Roadmap to Reform agenda.

Key responsibilities:

  • Individual Family Support:
    • Identification of individual family and children’s support needs and, in consultation with the family, development and regular reviewing of Family Action Plans
    • Support families to navigate the service system and engage with relevant service providers or community supports to maximise the child/family’s quality of life
    • Provision of flexible funding to support families in crisis or facilitate their participation and connection to community.
    • Work respectfully with all children and families to ensure that services provided are culturally appropriate
  • A range of group-based family supports that will include:
    • Delivery of supported playgroups
    • Delivery of other evidence-based parent education groups to build parents knowledge, skills and confidence.
    • Collaboration with services to develop/deliver parent engagement and peer support groups
  • Provide high level and professional consultations to universal services staff and other service providers
  • Maintain accurate DHHS, DSS and other data as required by funding bodies and the organisation and participate in periodic evaluation and program performance reporting.

About you:

  • A tertiary qualification in Early Years, Social Work, Psychology, or other related Behavioural Sciences at degree or diploma level.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, risk and needs assessment frameworks and appropriate application of these.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage with children and parents and knowledge and experience in providing a range of family interventions.
  • High level organisational skills, the ability to work autonomously and self-manage in the context of varied and complex competing priorities.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social inclusion and social justice.
  • Demonstrated capacity to provide high level collaborative work practices with families, schools, Early Childhood Education Centres (ECEC) and other relevant service providers.

What we offer:

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

How to apply:

To apply for this exciting opportunity, please follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the position title to download a copy of the position description for this role. The position description includes the Key Selection Criteria that must be addressed in your application.
  2. Send your resume and cover letter addressing the Key Selection Criteria to: employment@bethany.org.au by 9:00am Wednesday, 25 May 2022.

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Please note, Bethany Community Support is an essential service, and all employees are classified as essential workers. In order to comply with the CHO directions, all employees must provide evidence of their Covid-19 vaccination.

Bethany values and celebrates diversity and is working to create a team of people who reflect the diverse community we support. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, LGBTQIA+ and culturally diverse people as well as those living with a disability and those looking to return to the workforce following a break in their career are encouraged to apply for our roles.

Position Description