Family Support and Advocacy Worker

Employer: Micah Projects

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 26 July 2024

Job Description:

Micah Projects is a community based not-for-profit organisation with a vision to create justice and respond to injustice at the personal, social, and structural levels in church, government, business, and society. We believe that every child and adult has the right to a home, an income, healthcare, education, safety, dignity, and connection with their community of choice. Micah Projects provides a range of support and advocacy services to individuals and families.

 Job Description

The Home for Good – Homelessness Child Protection team purpose is to provide coordination and direct support to families with children unborn to 17 years of age presenting with child protection concerns or involvement with the Department of Child Safety, Seniors and Disability Services.

As a Family Support & Advocacy Worker you will provide individualised case management and support for families experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness with co-occurring domestic violence and child safety concerns in Brisbane, thereby contributing to an existing multidisciplinary team structure.

This position will involve a mixture of planned case management, outreach support, coordination and problem solving with the identified families, and with other team supporting families that are experience child protection concerns and accessing services through Micah Projects.

This is a full time fixed term employment opportunity with conditions and salary at Level 4/5, dependent upon experience, of the SCHADS Award.

 Desired Skills and Experience

To be considered for this role, you’ll need to hold a relevant qualification and/or extensive experience, or a combination of experience, expertise, and competence.

You will also have demonstrated knowledge and experience of working with vulnerable families who have experienced disadvantages that could include homelessness or Child Safety involvement using a case work model.

Effective use of communication skills, ability to problem solve and advocate, and knowledge and/or experience in working with people in a human service setting, with the ability to learn cross-disciplinary responses to domestic and family violence housing and homelessness is also essential to this role.

More information about the role and to learn more about the key selection criteria, select the link to the Position Description.

For more information, please email [email protected].

Benefits of working at Micah Projects

  • Join a well recognised multidisciplinary organisation
  • Salary Packaging option up to $15,899, increasing your take-home pay (additional meals and entertainment card option up to $2,650)
  • Access to other employee benefits and wellbeing hub
  • Ongoing professional development opportunities, including further training, so you can broaden your horizons and sharpen your skillset during your time with us.

How to Apply!

If you believe that you have interest, passion, and desire to make a difference in people’s lives, please visit the Micah Projects Careers Page to apply for this position.

Please supply a Resume/CV and a covering letter/email addressing the Key Responsibilities and Essential Criteria (maximum of 2 pages), along with any other relevant documentation.

While the deadline to receive applications is 5pm, Friday 26 July 2024, applications will be assessed with interviews being conducted as they are received so do not delay in applying!

Micah Projects is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and encourage applications from people of all abilities and life experiences. We also encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to apply.



Name: Tamara Fitzgerald

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