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  • Join a true values based organisation empowering the lives of women, children & families
  • 2 positions available
    • Full time maximum term until Jan 2023
    • Part time (0.8 FTE), Ongoing 
  • $86,546 (pro rata for part time) + super, salary packaging (up to $18,000 tax free) & gifted leave
  • Based in Marrickville, NSW


The RISE (Resilience, Independence, Support, and Engagement) is an early intervention program that supports young people (aged 10–17) and their families who may be facing challenges that are impacting on education, safety, health and wellbeing. We offer support through one-on-one case management and engaging in-school therapeutic workshops.

The RISE Adolescent & Family Support Practitioner facilitates strengths-based, trauma-informed interventions to build capacity, develop connection and increase resilience for the young person and their family. The RISE Adolescent & Family Support Practitioner works closely with education, other support services, NSW Police and DCJ to achieve holistic support for the family.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.


Key responsibilities include, but not limited to:

·        Strengthen parenting competencies and confidence.

·        Enhance the wellbeing of children, young people and their families.

·        Report and prevent child abuse and neglect.

·        Support children, young people & their families through major life transition times.

·        Plan, deliver and evaluate funded targeted interventions and capacity building activities such as groups, parenting programs and case management. 

·        Developing and maintain collaborative relationships with partner agencies and other community organisations.

·        Creation, planning and implementation of therapeutic group programs using evidence-based approaches.


Qualifications and Experience

To be considered for this position, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in social work, counselling, psychology, welfare studies at a degree level or relevant professional experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in case management and casework including the ability to carry out intake, assessment and make recommendations on service response
  • Demonstrated experience working from a competency/strengths-based, trauma informed, solution-focused framework with adolescents and families presenting with complex needs and behaviours (e.g. substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability, relationship issues) and/or from CALD or Indigenous backgrounds
  • Knowledge of developmental stages of adolescence and its effects on their behaviour.
  • Knowledge of the impact of trauma on family systems and individual development.
  • Evidence of full Covid-19 vaccination, or medical exemption


Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory reference checks, a current Employment Working with Children Check, National Police Check (International Police Check if resided overseas in the last 10 years) and proof of the right to work in Australia.

We recognise the rich diversity of people across Australia. We are committed to ensuring that our team is reflective of the diverse community we serve and to supporting a culture of equity, inclusion and diversity.

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How to Apply

To apply please review the hyperlinked position description and submit a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and experience along with your CV to recruitment@goodshep.org.au. Personal data held by Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

Please apply as soon as possible, applications are considered as they are received.