The OpportunityThe IFS Caseworker position provides case management, outreach support and group programs to vulnerable families to ensure the safety and wellbeing of children and young people by addressing protective concerns and enhancing family functioning.The IFS Caseworker role will suit professionals with experience and interest in the Family Services sector with a commitment to working with a child focussed, family centred approach. Knowledge and experience of working within the Best Interests Framework, plus knowledge of attachment and trauma would be an advantage.The position is part of the Integrated Family Services Team and is based primarily at our Ashburton office. ResponsibilitiesProvide case planning, management and support with families.Work within a child-focussed, family-centred approach to service delivery.Utilise outreach strategies to engage families who may be reluctant to use the serviceDevelop realistic and achievable action plans with familiesFile managementNetworking with internal and external stakeholders Skills & ExperienceTertiary qualifications in Social Work or related disciplineValid Victorian Drivers licenceExperience working with vulnerable families.Demonstrated skills in risk assessment and understanding of the Best Interests Case Practice FrameworkProficiency in Microsoft Office and relevant software applicationsEffective time management and prioritisation skillsAbility to be self-directed Culture & BenefitsPeople love working at Access Health & Community because we offer:Generous salary packaging opportunitiesOpportunity to purchase additional leaveCommitment to work-life balancePaid parental leaveAnnual Leave LoadingAbout Access Health & CommunityWe are a not for profit community health organisation operating in over thirteen locations across Melbourne.  With caring at our centre, our mission is to build healthier lives together with our communities and deliver excellent health services for all.  AccessHC delivers medical, health and community services for all ages.  We employ over 300 employees across Eastern Melbourne. To ApplyPlease submit your application here including your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria. Please refer to the position description on the website for the key selection criteria and further information:  Access Health and Community is a Child Safe OrganisationAccess Health and Community is committed to protecting the health and safety of our workers and those who attend our services.  As per Access policy and the Victorian Government public health order, successful applicants will need to provide evidence of their COVID Vaccination prior to appointment.Access Health and Community is a provider of disability services. Successful applicants will be required to undertake a NDIS Workers Screening Check and if necessary, an International Police check prior to any appointment. Access Health and Community actively encourages applications from Aboriginal peoples and people from a culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgroundPosition Description 45 AUD Ashburton 3147