Senior Practitioner

Employer: Micah Projects

Region: Brisbane

Closing Date: 22 July 2024

Job Description:

The Keeping Families Together: A Supporting Housing Initiative aims to provide long-term, affordable and safe housing for vulnerable families in Brisbane, with the objective of diverting at-risk families from involvement with Queensland’s child protection system.

This program delivers a supportive housing response model, combining a property and tenancy management component and a multidisciplinary support component and is delivered to 20 families throughout Brisbane.

As a Senior Practitioner you will work as part of the Keeping Families Together team providing a coordinated approach to sustaining tenancy and family stability. This is achieved through building greater awareness and understanding of the developmental and health needs of children who are tenants of the supportive housing program, using an adaptation of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) approach.

This is a permanent full time employment opportunity with conditions and salary at Level 5 of the SCHADS Award.

You should have a relevant Human Services diploma or tertiary qualification and extensive experience, or a combination of experience, expertise, and competence which includes a minimum of five years previous experience working with young children and parents and an understanding of the issues faced by children of vulnerable families, including those at risk of or experiencing homelessness.


You are required to demonstrate an understanding of child protection issues using a strengths-based approach, with experience in identifying and responding to risk along with the ability to work with families in crisis and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of evidence-based intervention strategies.


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 Monday 22 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.



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