Family Services

Family Services

 

  • FAMILY SERVICES – SEE BELOW

    The Family Services program strengthens family and community capacity to respond to children.

      • Family services coordinators work with parents, centre staff and other agencies to help families develop and maintain safe, caring, connected and resilient relationships.

    Family services coordinators

      • Family services coordinators:
      • Create local networks and connect families with services and supports that best meets their needs
      • Build parenting capacity and early childhood development skills and knowledge, specifically in understanding the importance of relationships for children
      • Encourage and support families to actively participate within their community
      • Increase access to a range of interconnected learning, health and support services
      • Build centre staff expertise in responding to children experiencing the effects of trauma, abuse and neglect.

    Coordinator activities

      • Family services coordinators perform activities including:
      • Short-term counseling to identify and respond to personal issues
      • Connecting families with appropriate services that deal with domestic violence, housing, drug and alcohol problems, mental health and follow up and advocacy
      • Working with the Department for Child Protection┬áto assist children in out-of-home care to be reunified with their parents or to facilitate positive connections with their parents and extended family.
      • Parenting programs with a focus on relationships, social and emotional well being and trauma, such as the Circle of Security and Bringing up Great Kids

     

    POSITION VACANT – Are you interested in this position, email Mandy (mandy.dempsey508@schools.sa.edu.au) for more information.

    Qualifications Required

    – Social Work or Occupational Therapy or Psychology