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Remote Services Practitioner

Department of Territory Families, Housing and Comm... - Jabiru, NT

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Job description

Agency Department of Territory Families, Housing Work unit Northern Region Remote Services

and Communities

Job title Remote Services Practitioner Designation Professional 1

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed to 30/06/2022

Salary $64,904 - $83,700 Location Jabiru

Position number 41161 RTF 212576 Closing 02/06/2021

Contact Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8409 or TFHC.NorthernRecruitment@nt.gov.au

About the agency https://tfhc.nt.gov.au

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=212576

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Information for applicants – Inclusion and diversity and Special measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to

apply for vacancies and accommodates people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for

the recruitment process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the merit

process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be granted

priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective:
Under the direction of the Team Leader provide family support services to vulnerable children and their families residing in remote communities.

Work in partnership with others to provide safety and targeted support to families, provide place-based statutory services of the department

and support the work of visiting Child Protection and Youth Outreach staff. Support agency activities in relation to community education,

development and consultation activities and proactively work with the community to facilitate access to departmental services including i.e. NT

Concession and NT Seniors Recognition Schemes.

Context statement:
The Remote Child and Family Safety Program provides place-based services in remote communities with an integrated safety and support focus

which combines domestic, family and sexual violence responses and interventions that are flexible and dependant on community needs.

Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Deliver evidence based and culturally competent case work and case management services in line with departmental policies and

procedures to vulnerable children and their families.

2. Work collaboratively with others to enhance the safety and capacity of families and communities to care for their children and young

people.

3. Provide intensive family support where place-based intervention is the safest and most effective approach.

4. In partnership with families, undertake comprehensive strengths and needs assessments to identify case plan goals which address the child

safety concerns for children.

5. Undertake statutory case work where it is determined that a place-based intervention is the safest and most effective approach.

6. Provide statutory case management services to children in stable long term placements with kinship carers or departmental carers within

the community.

7. Ensure the availability of reliable data through the accurate recording of information on client information and case management systems.

8. Demonstrate commitment to own professional development through active participation in professional supervision and required

workplace training.

9. Participate in the Territory Families After-hours Service (Women’s Safe House).

Selection criteria:
Essential:
1. A degree of an Australian tertiary institution, which gives eligibility for membership of the Australian Community Workers Association,

Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Psychological Society, or equivalent OR Diploma of Child, Youth and Family

Intervention AND Vocational Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Statutory Child Protection) OR Graduate Certificate in

Safe Communities (Child Protection).

2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, family and community structures, and an ability to communicate and

work constructively and sensitively with people from diverse cultures.

3. Knowledge of case planning and case management approaches including demonstrated experience in conducting strengths based

assessments and in working in partnership with a range of other providers including Child Protection professionals to respond to the needs

of vulnerable children and their families.

4. Demonstrated ability to develop, implement and monitor case planning processes in line with departmental policy that help maximise better

outcomes for local children and families.

5. Demonstrated computer skills and an ability to undertake training in the program’s computer based data management system;

6. Well-developed oral, written and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to effectively negotiate outcomes, build and

maintain effective internal and external working relationships.

7. Current NT driver’s licence or ability to obtain and ability to travel in 4WD or light aircraft and undertake travel including overnight stays.

Desirable:
1. Knowledge of the legislative and policy frameworks relevant to statutory child and family welfare practice in the NT.

2. Knowledge of family violence in remote Aboriginal communities and the impact of family violence on extended family networks.

3. Previous experience of living and/or working in a remote Aboriginal Community.

Further Information: The recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice and undergo a

criminal history check (a criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history). Applicants should

include a certified copy of their qualifications with their application.

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Job description

Approved: February 2021 Executive

Director

Agency Department of Territory Families, Housing Work unit Northern Region Remote Services

and Communities

Job title Senior Remote Services Practitioner Designation Professional 2

Job type Full Time Duration Fixed to 30/06/2022

Salary $86,204 - $103,377 Location Jabiru

Position number 41161 RTF 212576 Closing 02/06/2021

Contact Bianca Harris on 08 8973 8409 or TFHC.NorthernRecruitment@nt.gov.au

About the agency https://tfhc.nt.gov.au

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=212576

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume

Information for applicants – Inclusion and diversity and Special measures

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from all diversity groups to

apply for vacancies and accommodates people with disability by making reasonable workplace adjustments. If you require an adjustment for

the recruitment process or job, please discuss this with the contact officer. For more information about applying for this position and the merit

process, go to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Aboriginal) applicants will be granted

priority consideration for this vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective:
Under the direction of the Team Leader provide family support services to vulnerable children and their families residing in remote communities.

Work in partnership with others to provide safety and targeted support to families, provide place-based statutory services of the department

and support the work of visiting Child Protection and Youth Outreach staff. Support agency activities in relation to community education,

development and consultation activities and proactively work with the community to facilitate access to departmental services including i.e. NT

Concession and NT Seniors Recognition Schemes.

Context statement:
The Remote Child and Family Safety Program provides place-based services in remote communities with an integrated safety and support focus

which combines domestic, family and sexual violence responses and interventions that are flexible and dependant on community needs.

Key duties and responsibilities:
1. Deliver evidence based and culturally competent case work and case management services in line with departmental policies and

procedures to vulnerable children and their families.

2. Work collaboratively with others to enhance the safety and capacity of families and communities to care for their children and young

people.

3. Provide intensive family support where place-based intervention is the safest and most effective approach.

4. In partnership with families, undertake comprehensive strengths and needs assessments to identify case plan goals which address the child

safety concerns for children.

5. Undertake statutory case work where it is determined that a place-based intervention is the safest and most effective approach.

6. Provide statutory case management services to children in stable long term placements with kinship carers or departmental carers within

the community.

7. Ensure the availability of reliable data through the accurate recording of information on client information and case management systems.

8. Demonstrate commitment to own professional development through active participation in professional supervision and required

workplace training and contribute to the professional development and learning needs of colleagues.

9. Participate in the Territory Families After-hours Service (Women’s Safe House).

Selection criteria:
Essential:
1. A degree of an Australian tertiary institution, which gives eligibility for membership of the Australian Community Workers Association,

Australian Association of Social Workers, Australian Psychological Society, or equivalent OR Diploma of Child, Youth and Family

Intervention AND Vocational Graduate Certificate in Community Services Practice (Statutory Child Protection) OR Graduate Certificate in

Safe Communities (Child Protection).

2. Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture, family and community structures, and an ability to communicate and

work constructively and sensitively with people from diverse cultures.

3. Extensive experience demonstrating skills in conducting strengths based assessments and in working in partnership with a range of other

providers, including Child Protection professionals, to respond to the needs of vulnerable children and their families.

4. Significant experience in the development, implementation and monitoring of case planning processes in line with departmental policy that

help maximise better outcomes for local children and families.

5. Demonstrated high level computer skills and an ability to undertake training in the program’s computer based data management system;

6. High level of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills including the ability to effectively negotiate outcomes, build and maintain

effective internal and external working relationships.

7. Current NT driver’s licence or ability to obtain and ability to travel in 4WD or light aircraft and undertake travel including overnight stays.

Desirable:
1. Five years relevant experience including at least six months experience working with children in care.

2. Knowledge of the legislative and policy frameworks relevant to statutory child and family welfare practice in the NT.

3. Knowledge of family violence in remote Aboriginal communities and the impact of family violence on extended family networks.

4. Previous experience of living and/or working in a remote Aboriginal community.

Office of the Commissioner for Public Employment

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Job description

Further Information: The recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice and undergo a

criminal history check (a criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal history). Applicants should

include a certified copy of their qualifications with their application.