Family Coach – Family Solutions

  • Professional Services
  • Part Time
  • 3 years ago

Job Information

Job Description

  • Mornington based
  • 12 month contract; Part time (.08)
  • Join a friendly supportive team working with vulnerable women and children

Around the world the Good Shepherd network is working to create just and equal communities where women and girls can live full, safe lives. We have been committed to our mission for nearly 200 years, working strongly for social change. Wherever we are, we strive to team up with people who share our mission, vision and passion for social justice because the need is still great.

Our areas of expertise are, safety and resilience, educational pathways and financial security.

Our Safety & Resilience services are delivered across Victoria and New South Wales and include integrated family and youth services, a range of family violence response services, counselling and case management for children, young people, women and families and support for those who are homeless or at risk of homelessness (including refuge accommodation for women and children who have experienced family violence).

GSANZ is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to staff wellbeing; we offer a supportive work environment, ongoing professional development for staff, we encourage flexible working arrangements and provide access to Salary Packaging. This role is classified at Level 5 SCHADS 2010 Award.

About the role

This new created position will be an integral part of the Good Shepherd Integrated Family Services (IFS) team with the aim of enhancing and strengthening the skills and capacity of parents/carers, making home a safer place for children.

Bayside Peninsula Family Solutions Child FIRST Alliance is a partnership between a number of agencies working across the Bayside Peninsula area in the delivery of family services. GSANZ, in conjunction with other agencies, provides a range of community-based family services and other supports, including family counselling, case management, case work & group work.

The Family Coach will provide in home support to clients, complementing the suite of services the team provides.

We are looking for a highly skilled and experienced Family Coach who can provide support and guidance to families, children and young people, supporting them through major life transitions and crises.

We require a compassionate person who respects people, their circumstances and decisions. You will be dedicated and willing to develop new skills and to an extent manage your role and responsibilities.

To be successful in this role you will:

  • Hold a relevant tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, welfare studies or early childhood at a degree level; or diploma level
  • Have a minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role.
  • Have experience in providing effective in home support service with a focus on children’s safety, stability and developmental needs and the development of parenting skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working from a competency/strengths based solution focused framework with families and individuals presenting with complex needs and behaviours (e.g. substance abuse, mental health, parenting issues, disability, relationship issues) and/or from CALD or indigenous backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of working within the ‘Best Interest Case Practice Model.’
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to social justice and social inclusion principles.

To find out more about the role and the work of Good Shepherd and to down load a copy of the position description please go

Too apply please review the attached position description and email a short covering letter outlining your relevant skills and expertise along with a copy of your resume to

For any inquiries relating to the role please contact Colin Valentine on 03 5970 5702.

Applications close 9pm Sunday 24 September.

Good Shepherd is a Child Safe employer. Employment is subject to satisfactory referee checks, a current employment Working with Children Check, National Criminal History check and proof of the right to work in Australia. GSANZ is an equal opportunity employer, people who identify as Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander or other diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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