Family Support Practitioner (In Home)

Salary $48.00 - $53.00

Location Darling Downs, QLD, Australia

Job Type Casual

Job Category Child and Family Practitioner

Since 2003, ProCare Australia has been the leading specialist Recruitment and Labour Hire Agency for the Community Service sector in Australia – supporting casual, locum, fixed term contract permanent career opportunities.


As the needs and demands of the community services sector grows, ProCare Australia is seeking to recruit qualified, flexible, hardworking and experienced Family Support Practitioners who can help provide Intensive In-Home Support to children, young people and families referred by the Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs. 


The Role 

Are you an experienced practitioner searching for better work/life balance? 

Are you wanting more control over your schedule?

The Family Support Practitioner plays a key role in the provision of frontline support services to children, young people and families. 

You will support implementation of the journey plan that includes key goals and activities to support children, young people and their families achieve the desired outcome, within the home environment and community.

We are recruiting Family Support Practitioners for casual and contract work throughout the Darling Downs. 

  • Work in an environment with families who have high complex behavioural needs.
  • Attend family homes to provide support to families utilising a professional practice model.
  • Provide advocation and support to families to assist in developing routines, plan daily activities and schedules based on need, problem solve, implement safety planning, utilise behaviour management strategies to assist families in de-escalating situations. 
  • Provide intensive personal support through a range of interpersonal and life skills ensuring a safe and supportive environment for the family. 
  • Engage in personal and professional development to maintain an in depth understanding of trauma and attachment, behavioural triggers and responses. 
  • Implement, maintain and utilise policies, procedures, frameworks and professional boundaries.
  • Positive behaviour support strategies and other support strategies as outlined within the families care management documentation to ensure professional boundaries, responses and processes are maintained at all times. 
  • Facilitate and transport individuals and families to required activities and appointments in line with departmental policies.


To Be Successful

Completed Certificate IV in Community Service, Child Youth and Family Intervention. Diploma or Bachelor Degree qualification in a Human Service related field is highly desirable 

 A minimum of 1 years’ experience in a similar role 

Applicants do not have to be vaccinated for Covid-19.

Other requirements

Drivers License Class ‘C’ (Open)

Child Safety and Personal History Check (LCS2) or ability to obtain

Current Blue Card

Current First Aid and CRP Certificate

A vehicle with full Comprehensive Car Insurance

Workers must be willing to travel up to an hour for shifts. 

Salary and Benefits

The casual hourly rate is $48.03 – $53.85 per hour (base rate 6am – 8pm), $67.24 – $75.39 per hour (Saturday rate), $86.45 – $96.93 per hour (Sunday rate) + Super.


How to Apply

Contact the ProCare Recruitment Team on (07) 3807 2833 or for a confidential chat. 

Please include a Cover Letter with your Application.

If your application is shortlisted, before you can commence shifts, you will be required to register with ProCare Australia which involves signing a casual employment contract and providing JP certified copies of your qualifications and probity documents (outlined in the ‘To Be Successful’ section of this ad)

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Having a diverse workforce that represents the wider Australian community is very important in Community Services and ProCare Australia actively encourage applications from people with disabilities, from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTQIA+ people, and all genders.

We recognise the richness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and the unique knowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees bring to the workplace, policy development and programs. We welcome and encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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