Family Relationships Practitioner

Full Time
Applications have closed
  • Full Time/Part Time Ongoing positions – 0.8 – 1.0 EFT
  • Based in Ballarat
  • Attractive salary packaging options

Cafs is proud to be an inclusive and equal opportunity organisation. We embrace it, value it, celebrate it and support it for the benefit of our employees, our volunteers, our service users and our community. We welcome applications from a range of people including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, People with disabilities, LGBTI people and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

About the role

The Ballarat Children’s Contact Service (BCCS) provides a safe and nurturing environment for children to maintain contact with a parent (or significant other – e.g. grandparent) who is no longer living with them.

The Post Separation Co-operative Parenting Program (PSCPP) is an educational group program that aims to assists separated parents where conflict in the parental relationship interferes with the task of parenting in a child-focussed way.

In this important role, you will work with families across both programs, providing support to separated families to assist them with children’s contact and/or parenting programs.


Tertiary Qualifications in Social Work, Welfare Studies or related discipline.

Current First Aid and CPR Certificate is also required

If we could construct the optimal you:

You are an enthusiastic and committed individual with demonstrated family support skills and experience in working collaboratively to achieve outcomes. Your highly developed cultural awareness and sensitivity, partnered with excellent communication skills, will enable you to quickly build strong relationships with families and key stakeholders. You are not afraid of a challenge and constantly seek to grow and develop.

Further information

For a confidential discussion please call Greg Lewis, Acting Team Leader on (03) 5337 3333.

How to apply

Please submit your application though Cafs online portal by selecting the “apply now” button on our careers webpage. You will need to prepare a current resume and a cover letter to upload. The cover letter should specify which position you are applying for and a response to each of the following questions:

  1. How do your values align to Cafs Values?
  2. Outline your experience working with vulnerable children and parents within a culturally sensitive, child-centred framework.
  3. What will you bring to the role?

Please note applicants are not required to address the Key Selection Criteria in their application.

Applications close Sunday 1st November.   

Please note all applicants must be eligible to work in Australia and will be subject to a satisfactory Police Check outcome and an employment Working with Children Check.