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- Monday, 9th March 2020 -

During the last week of February, a landmark event occurred when the Australian Senate voted in support of a motion calling for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised from 10 to 14. With a similar motion having been voted down when last put to the Senate in July 2019, this change of heart within such a short space of time is a promising development. As previously reported on by PeakCare, in response to repeated calls by the United Nations for Australia to re-consider its age of criminal responsibility, the Australian Council of Attorneys-General set up a working group to examine this matter. You can read PeakCare’s submission to the working group by clicking here.

You can help to maintain pressure on the Council to raise the age when they meet in June 2020 by adding your names to the #RaiseTheAge petition being administered by the Victorian Human Rights Law Centre. As illustrated in this map, Australia is one of only a handful of countries with such a low age at which children can be held criminally responsible – embarrassing!

The consideration being given to raising the age of criminal responsibility is occurring at a time when there seems to be an increasing number of articles being published by some, but not all, media outlets about ‘kid criminals’ and youth crime waves. Confusingly, these same articles often acknowledge a steady and significant decrease in the number of Queensland young people coming to the attention of the Police over the past decade - a reduction of more than 20%! Why is that incredibly positive trend not the headline?

There is a very small group of young people who are involved in repeat offending with around 10% accounting for 44% of youth crime and it seems clear that they are the few who are capturing the headlines. More can and should be done to address this phenomena, but preferably it will be through the introduction of enhanced means of responding much sooner to children when there are indicators that they are struggling before their behaviours escalate and it becomes more difficult for them to turn their lives around.

Good public policy is never driven by an over-reaction to the actions of a few in ways that will harm the many, as will be the case if initiatives that successfully divert young people from unwarranted or prolonged involvement with the youth justice system are abandoned. Most young people grow out of crime. Our job is to help them grow out of it as quickly as possible, it’s not to make sure that they never will.

Queensland Kinship Care Forum II - Your feedback

PeakCare and our partners, the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Protection Peak, the CREATE Foundation and Integrated Family and Youth Service (IFYS) are pleased to release the Feedback Survey Findings Report compiled from the feedback received form those who attended the Kinship Care Forum II held in Brisbane on 26th February. As indicated within the report, 83.3% of the survey respondents rated the forum as either excellent (40%) or very good (43.33%). Thank you to all who completed the survey. We especially thank you for your suggestions about follow-up actions that you would like to be taken, all of which are listed within the report. We look forward to soon forming the working party it was decided would be established and to inform you about some further developments that have occurred since the time of the forum.

Best practice investigative interviewing of children and young people

Young people – including very young children – are capable of being reliable witnesses if they are interviewed well. This Sue Diggles Memorial Practice Paper hosted by Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) on Wednesday, 11th March at 5.30pm, Cooper Grace Ward Lawyers, provides an overview of what constitutes best practice investigative interviewing. The Paper will address: guidelines for establishing rapport; issues related to children’s suggestibility and assessing credibility; practical strategies for structuring the interview, lowering inhibition and eliciting accurate and detailed disclosures. The Paper will be presented by Professor Martine Powell, Griffith Criminology Institute and Founding Director of the Centre for Investigative Interviewing at Griffith University. The Centre for Investigate Interviewing recently released this free video guide on being a good questioner of children, and thereby ensuring children’s rights to be heard during investigations into abuse and neglect are upheld. Detective Superintendent Denzil Clark, Operations Commander, Child Abuse and Sexual Crime Group, Queensland Police Service, will chair the presentation. Attendance is free for CPPAQ Members, and $40 for non-CPPAQ Members. Find out more.

Young Queenslanders called on to shape state's future

Young Queenslanders aged 16-25 years old who are interested in being a voice for youth and shaping Queensland’s future can apply now to be a member of the Queensland Youth Engagement Panel (QYEP). So far panel members have developed initiatives like Queensland Youth Week, health campaigns for young people, cyberbullying initiatives and the Queensland government's Youth Engagement Charter. Three vacancies are available on the panel, with applications closing Thursday, 12th March. Applications are encouraged from individuals identifying as: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, culturally and linguistically diverse, LGBTIQ, living with disability, those with a care experience, rural and remote residents, and those with experience of the youth justice system. Applications must include a video of less than 2 minutes describing the contribution the applicant wishes to make to the panel, the networks they aim to use to gather input, and a key issue they are passionate about, as well as details of 2 non-family referees. 

Community of Practice Leaders launched today - share your experiences and learn from others on developing child-safe organisations

Do you ever feel overwhelmed with your responsibilities as a leader to embed a child-safe culture and lead your teams through a new way of thinking? Would you like to connect with other people in similar roles to learn what barriers they have faced and how they have overcome them? Pracademics, co-developers with PeakCare of the Hope & Healing modules, have developed an online community of practice forum launched today, Monday 9th March, for team leaders, supervisors and managers of organisations to ensure child-safe organisational cultures are being developed. The community includes 12 weeks online access with short video lessons, questions for reflection, facilitated discussion forums, a 'deep dive' into some common types of organisational culture and implications, what a criminological perspective could contribute to an understanding of preventing harm in organisations, and is collaborative and participant-led. Find out more and register.

2020 Young Carer Policy Forum registrations closing soon

The 2020 Young Carer Policy Forum to be held at the National Press Club in Canberra on Tuesday, 24th March will explore gaps in the current definition of young carers and look at the supports they need. Carers Australia will be launching new, in-depth findings on young carers’ experience in secondary and tertiary education. The forum will also explore gaps in the current definition of young carers and look more broadly at the nature of the supports needed beyond those currently available. Find out more and register.

Increased decision-making autonomy for carers

The Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women has reviewed what decisions carers can make when caring for a child who is subject to an order granting guardianship to the chief executive. Carers can now make decisions about: day excursions, sporting and recreational pursuits and school camps involving high and very high risk activities; interstate air travel up to three nights; and blood tests required for medical purposes. Read more.

New court service to support separating families

Couples with property pools less than $500,000 will have access to a streamlined court service through a new Pilot Program trial in four Federal Circuit Court Registries, including Brisbane. The project aims to ensure families do not exhaust limited assets on legal expenses, with the possibility of avoiding a court hearing. Associated measures to assist property dispute resolutions in family separation cases include: a two-year trial of lawyer-assisted mediation run by Legal Aid Commissions to support families with asset pools up to $500,000 (excluding debt) to resolve property disputes; and additional funding to Family Relationship Centres across Australia to assist families reach agreement about property division. Find out more

New course for parents experiencing post-separation conflict

CentaCare Family and Relationship Services has developed a five-week course for parents experiencing ongoing conflict after separating, to ensure parents are Keeping Kids in Mind. The course only costs $10 for workbook materials and is designed to assist parents to see through their children’s eyes the experience of parental separation, develop greater understanding about how to support children following family separation, and provide an avenue of support and guidance for struggling parents. Prior to course commencement all participants will be contacted for a short phone interview. Two intakes will be held this year, one in March and a second in August. Find out more or contact Centacare on 3624 0100 or to register.

Updated HSQF key documents

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors released updated versions of Human Services Quality Framework (HSQF) key documents in December. The HSQF Quality Framework Version 6.0 includes information about new service types under HSQF as well as updates to existing service types as required. The HSQF User Guide – Certification Version 6.0 outlines quality guidelines and evidence requirements for organisations required to achieve HSQF certification. The HSQF User Guide – Self-Assessment Version 2.0 outlines quality guidelines and evidence requirements for organisations required to undergo a HSQF Self-Assessment (only). For questions about the new versions, please contact the HSQF team on or 1800 034 022.

Harmony Week 2020

Harmony Week 15th-21st March is an opportunity to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity. It’s about inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging for everyone. Register an event to receive promotional materials to support the message and view the events already planned throughout Queensland for opportunities to celebrate the diversity and culture of all Australians.

Youth Futures Summit 2020

Every young person deserves access to education, employment and a future in which they can thrive. But they are growing up in a world that is ill-equipped for the future of work, for the changing economy, for the climate crisis. The National Youth Commission is hosting the Youth Futures Summit into Employment and Transitions 20th to 21st April in Melbourne to highlight the way forward, working together across education, VET, and industry, and with young people to form a new plan for their transitions into life and the future of work. Find out more and register.

2020 STOP Domestic Violence Conference abstract submissions open

The 2020 STOP Domestic Violence Conference will be held 2nd to 4th December at the RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast. The conference aims to provide a platform for a unified national voice to break the cycle of domestic and family violence. Acquire new skills, examine the latest research and connect with others dedicated to ending domestic and family violence. Abstract submissions are now open across five areas: Primary Prevention, Early Intervention, Response, Healing and Recovery, and Workforce Development and Systems Improvement. Early bird registration is also open until September, with hundreds purchasing tickets already. 

Reminder: How prepared is your workplace for managing domestic and family violence experienced by employees?

Responding to domestic violence at work takes a coordinated approach across all levels of your organisation including management, human resources and employees. Basic Rights Queensland, The Services Union and DV Work Aware, sponsored by the Office of Industrial Relations, are offering free workshops tailored specifically to community sector workplaces around understanding best practice in preparing for and responding to domestic and family violence (DFV) in the workplace. The workshops can be delivered as one-hour sessions for workplaces, or full-three hour training sessions for managers and supervisors. The training will help staff have practical knowledge to address workplace issues concerning those experiencing DFV. Find out more or contact Jen Carmen from Basic Rights Queensland to book.

Final consultation report on child protection legislative reform released

The Queensland government has released Rethinking rights and regulation: towards a stronger framework for protecting children and supporting families Consultation Report which highlights stakeholder responses from public consultation conducted in 2019 on the next stage of reforms to the Child Protection Act 1999. Responses are organised into three focus areas: reinforcing children's rights in the legislation; strengthening children's voices in decisions that affect them; and reshaping the regulation of care. Stakeholders were highly supportive of embedding a human rights perspective in the legislation, as well as broadening the purpose of the Act beyond only 'the protection of children'. Stakeholders also supported the introduction of specific matters to be considered in determining a child's best interests, while ensuring each case is individually considered. Embedding meaningful participation in decision-making was also noted as critical. Stakeholders also supported options for clarifying the regulation of approved carers, including clarifying the evidence-based criteria for carer approval decisions and defining the practical differences between foster and kinship care arrangements to ensure Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in particular remain connected to community and culture. Read more.

Each week, PeakCare publishes a 'Thumbs Up' and/or a 'Thumbs Down' about matters that have come to our attention and draw either our commendation or condemnation. If there are matters that you think are worthy of one or other of these acknowledgements, email and we will consider publishing them.

THUMBS DOWN to those who have been buying up all the supplies of toilet paper, soaps and other items. Your actions are disadvantaging others, especially the aged and frail. It is fully appreciated that all of us want to make sure that our own families have what they need if times become more difficult, but this can only be achieved if we operate collectively and look out for each other. Visit PeakCare's website to obtain information about what you can do to assist in managing the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Best practice investigative interviewing of children and young people
Brisbane - Wednesday, 11th March
Presented by Child Protection Practitioners Association of Queensland (CPPAQ) 

Children and young people are capable of being reliable witnesses in an investigation if they are interviewed well. Professor Martine Powell from the Griffith University Criminology Institute will deliver the CPPAQ March Practice Paper at 5.30pm in Brisbane on the topic of evidence-based best practice for investigative interviewing of children and young people. The presentation will address best practice including: guidelines for establishing rapport; issues related to children’s suggestibility and assessing credibility; practical strategies for structuring the interview, lowering inhibition and eliciting accurate and detailed disclosures. Professor Powell is also the Founding Director of the Centre for Investigative Interviewing at Griffith University, which recently released this free video guide on how to be a good questioner of children - ensuring children's rights to be heard during investigations into abuse and neglect are upheld. Find out more and register.

Strengths-based Case Management in Action
Brisbane - Thursday, 12th to Friday, 13th March
Presented by Lighthouse Resources

This workshop will be an opportunity to step back from our everyday “doing” of case management to explore client-directed, strengths-based approaches to case management. This approach seeks to support clients to be active players in the case management process, to enable them to make decisions that will promote preferred possibilities in their lives. Participants will expect to hear stories of collaborative Strengths-based Case Management processes that generate energy and hope for both the worker and client. Find out more and register.

Attachment Styles in Practice
Brisbane - Monday, 23rd March

Presented by Compass Seminars

This workshop takes a deeper look into how attachment styles can be used in therapeutic settings by offering a practical and sophisticated exposition for evidence-based assessment, formulation, planning and treatment that is sure to transform attachment-focused interventions. This one-day workshop shows how to work successfully with emotional and behavioural problems rooted in deficient early attachments. It introduces the Attachment Style Interview (ASI), an evidence-based accessible instrument that reveals how attachment disorders may be properly conceptualised, to inform more targeted planing and treatment. Early bird pricing available until 10th February. Find out more and register.

Yarn Up Times and the CASE Model of Supervision
Brisbane - Tuesday, 24th March
Presented by Amovita

Many organisations provide professional supervision to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff, however it is often provided with limited cultural processes or cultural infusion across the organisation. Amovita has developed a culturally specific Yarn Up Time (CASE) model of supervision to support Aboriginal staff engage in supervision that meet their needs. Amovita has worked extensively with various Aboriginal staff and leaders in the development of the model and training. This one day introductory conversation program features the CASE Yarn Up Time supervision model and participants will explore how to support staff so that cultural supervision is effective. The training discusses how to engage cultural protocols and the process of yarning as crucial to the supervision conversation. The training has been defined into four conversation (module) areas. Find out more and register.

First Up: client response training for administration staff
Brisbane - Thursday, 26th March
Presented by Encompass Family and Community

This workshop equips and supports administration workers in their role of providing ‘first-up’ responses to clients and members of the public who present in person at reception or over the phone. Participants consider how to interact calmly and safely with people who are presenting in a state of crisis or affected by alcohol or drugs, including how to convey empathy while encouraging the client to contain their anger or upset or behaviour. A workshop for all admin workers who may be ‘first-up’ in responding helpfully in difficult situations or helping to de-escalate potential crises. Find out more and register.

Working through the pain of loss: applying theory and evidence to grief and loss work across the lifespan
Brisbane - Friday, 27th March
Presented by Australian Association of Social Workers

This full day workshop provides an overview of grief and loss theory and an evidence-based practice application to acute presentations of bereavement and loss in adults and children. It will use case examples and practice reflection to consolidate active learning of the content presented. This workshop has been designed to cater to social work service providers working with grief and loss across a variety of settings Find out more and register.


No Scaredy Cats
Tweed Heads - Wednesday, 22nd April
Presented by Parentshop

The No Scaredy Cats™ workshop is based on three underlying perspectives: first, by having an understanding of how anxiety develops parents can counter its progress, second, parents can take a preventative role in the development of anxiety problems, third, there are practical steps parents can take to build resilience. Find out more and register.

2020 QLD Youth Sector Forum
Brisbane - Friday, 15th May

Youth Affairs Network Queensland (YANQ) has announced the 2020 QLD Youth Sector Forum, the first state-wide youth sector gathering since 2014. The Forum will explore the complex environment of the youth services sector through unpacking new research and thinking in youth work practices, workforce development innovations and community and government service provision priorities. Sharing of ideas, knowledge, possibilities and solutions across the human services sector will provide an exciting and challenging Forum program. Sector organisations and academics are invited to develop lead workshop breakout sessions in areas of interest/expertise. Each workshop will run for 1 hour with time being split between presentations (up to 30 mins) and facilitated discussion (around 30mins). The closing date for submissions is Wednesday, 4th March. Find out more.

 How can we enhance routine screening?: Strengthening identification and response to domestic violence in the antenatal care setting
Webinar - Wednesday, 11th March

This free webinar is hosted by ANROWS, and will explore the challenges of effectively implementing antenatal DV screening in complex health care settings. Research has found that domestic violence (DV) often begins or escalates in severity when women are pregnant. Routine antenatal DV screening offers an important point of intervention. Drawing on indicative findings of upcoming ANROWS research, this expert panel of health practitioners and researchers will discuss improvements to current DV screening practices. Find out more and register

Changing Lives, Changing Communities Round Two
Cairns - Wednesday, 11th to Thursday, 12th March

Come along and work together at this forum hosted by QCOSS, taking your place to drive change in your community. Across Queensland, communities are looking to work together to make a difference, to create a place where everyone contributes, matters and belongs. You are invited to come along to work with your neighbours and colleagues to make your community the best it can be. This is an invitation to come along and work together, taking your place to drive change in your community. Find out more and register.

National Early Years Summit 2020
Melbourne - Wednesday, 11th to Thursday, 12th March

ARACY's National Early Years Summit 2020 will bring together leading thinkers and change-makers to look ahead and ask: What should a blueprint for young children’s wellbeing look like? Working together for their first 1000 days and beyond. This work and discussion will begin a ten-year endeavour to enhance understanding and bring together frontline workers with children, academics, government policy makers, parents, and others. The Summit will involve building on a knowledge of what works for kids, highlighting what information we lack, and how we can acquire it. It will also include thought and advocacy on how best to apply that knowledge to get the best results for our children with the limited resources available to governments, organisations, and families. View the draft program and the list of Thought Leaders and Panellists who will support and guide the work of the Summit. Find out more and register.


Collaborative practice in child and family welfare: Building practitioners’ competence
Webinar - Wednesday, 18th March

This free webinar produced by Child Family Community Australia (CFCA) will explore strategies for improving cross-sectoral relationships between child protection and government and non-government partners. This webinar will summarise recent research on what works to strengthen practitioners’ collaborative competence. Drawing on a recent paper by CFCA, it will outline three strategies for developing collaborative competence: understanding the differences between sectors, clarifying the specifics of collaboration, and communicating with collaborative partners. Find out more and register.

Yellow Card Portal presentation and feedback session
Brisbane - Friday, 20th March

The Department of Communities, Disability Services and Seniors (DCDSS) is preparing for the transition to the new NDIS national Worker Screening Check. As part of this transition the DCDSS is moving to an online portal for service providers and applicants to lodge criminal history screening check applications. DCDSS is holding an information and feedback presentation for the online portal and is seeking providers to participate. The session will involve a presentation about the online portal and will give those attending the opportunity to participate in a Q&A and provide feedback. Only those with practical day to day knowledge of the Yellow card system should attend. Find out more and register.


Blue Card information session
Brisbane - Wednesday, 25th March

A free session for employers to overview their obligations under the blue card system and provide an opportunity to clarify any issues regarding blue card application and assessment processes. Find out more and register.

National Social Role Valorisation Conference 2020
Brisbane - Friday, 27th to Saturday, 28th March

The first ever Australian Social Role Valorisation Association (ASRVA) national conference will be held in Brisbane in 2020. The vision of ASRVA is that all people, including those that are marginalised and disenfranchised, are enabled to be perceived positively and have good lives. The foundation of social role valorisation (SRV) is a sense of social justice, leadership development, and working for change with individuals, services, systems and citizens. The ASRVA Conference will be reinforcing the spirit of a community of practice through a mixture of speakers, discussion and activities, and will be grounded, focussing on application, and using a range of activities and styles to better match varied learning preferences. Find out more and register


Supporting use of the Parent and Family Engagement Implementation Guide
Webinar - Wednesday, 1st April

This free webinar by ARACY will provide an understanding of the key steps that can be used to support family engagement in learning, contributing towards overall school improvement priorities, with benefits for schools, families, communities, and most of all, children and young people. The webinar will present ARACY’s recently published Family Engagement Implementation Guide for School Communities. This resource aims to deliver practical guidance to help school leaders and educators strengthen and embed strategies to improve family engagement in learning within their communities. Find out more and register.

Context Matters: Understanding, preventing and responding to sexual violence and abuse
 Mooloolaba - Tuesday, 7th April

Hosted by the Sexual Violence Research and Prevention Unit at the School of Law and Criminology, University of Sunshine Coast, this Symposium will be the first of its kind to bring together national and international experts to discuss the importance of context for preventing sexual violence and abuse and improving community safety. This symposium will be of interest to academics, practitioners and policy professionals, including police, child safety, youth justice, corrections, counselling services, education, law and health. Find out more and register.

Information Linkages & Capacity Building (ILC) Workshop
Roma - Tuesday, 28th April

Free ILC Workshops hosted by the Inclusion Ready Project will help attendees: understand the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and the important business opportunities it presents; appreciate the economic and social benefits of inclusion and the important role inclusion plays in driving productivity growth; identify key opportunities for inclusion and inclusive projects; design & build ILC grant projects; incorporate critical success factors into ILC project design; and collaborate and network with potential project partners. Find out more and register.

2020 Community Legal Centres Queensland State Conference
Brisbane - Thursday, 30th April to Friday, 1st May

This Conference offers the opportunity to meet with a diverse range of people from across the state including centre directors and lawyers, stakeholders, social workers, volunteers and decision makers. There will be a wide variety of panel discussions, presentations and workshops relevant to both the community legal sector and the wider legal community. The conference provides delegates with the chance to network with other people in the field, broaden and strengthen their skills and enhance and develop their knowledge. Early bird discounts available until 26th March. Find out more and register.

NDS Queensland Conference 2020: Futures in Disability
Brisbane - Thursday, 7th to Friday, 8th May

With a rich diversity of speakers, delegates and exhibitors, the program will encourage visionary thinking across the disability sector. Registrations for the conference are due to open mid February. If you are interested in attending, register your interest here.

Working with Young People Who Self-Injure
Brisbane - Monday, 11th May

Garry King from Agenda 2001 Training and Consultancy will deliver this full day workshop on the latest research to better equip those working with young people who exhibit self-harm and self-injuring behaviours, and will provide answers applicable to everyday situations. The workshop gives practical easy to implement strategies and will help participants understand how to address these types of behaviours. Find out more and register.

IPSCAN Congress 2020
Adelaide - Sunday, 15th to Wednesday, 18th November

NAPCAN is supporting the International Society for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) Congress. The Congress will offer the opportunity to network with international colleagues and be challenged to re-think child maltreatment prevention and early intervention. Abstract submissions on one of nine topics close Saturday, 28th March. Submissions must be 500 words or less for presentations in one of six formats. Abstracts are double-blind scored on: technical merit, data supported methodology/evidence based/informed practices, innovation or advancement in the field of Child Abuse and Neglect practice and prevention, and three key take aways and/or practical implications. Find out more about submitting an abstract, about the Congress, or to register. Early bird registrations open Monday, 30th March.

Visit our Events page for further opportunities in the sector.

Counsellor and Support Worker, Lotus Support Services - Micah Projects

Lotus Support Services, as part of Micah Projects, is seeking a fixed term (until 30 June 2022), part time (min 25 hours per week) Counsellor and Support Worker classified at SCHADS Award Level 5 to work out of Rockhampton. The role will work to strengthen the wellbeing of people with disabilities, their families and carers engaging with The Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disabilities. Applications close 5pm Tuesday, 10th March. Find out more and apply

Family Support and Advocacy Worker - Micah Projects

The Family Support and Advocacy team at Micah Projects is seeking a permanent, full time Family Support and Advocacy Worker classified at SCHADS Award Level 4. The role aims to assist families in crisis accommodation to access affordable and permanent housing through proactive outreach and case management. Applications close 5pm Tuesday, 10th March. Find out more and apply.

Family Support and Advocacy Worker, Young Mothers for Young Women - Micah Projects

Young Mothers for Young Women as part of Micah Projects is seeking a fixed term (until 31st December 2020 with possibility to extend) full time Family Support and Advocacy Worker classified at SCHADS Award Level 4. The role provides targeted family support through outreach strategies to families who are referred because they have high and complex needs, limited informal supports, contact with the Department of Child Safety or because they are unable to access other services in the community. Applications close 5pm Tuesday, 10th March. Find out more and apply.

Practice Supervisor, Identified (Cairns) - Act for Kids

Act for Kids is seeking a full time, fixed term (until 30th September 2021) Practice Supervisor for the Cairns office, classified at SCHADS Award Level 6. The role oversees the practice of a small team of Family Support Practitioners and In-home Support Workers who provide early intervention and case management services to families that are at risk of entering or re-entering the child protection system. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. Applications close Wednesday, 18th March. Find out more and apply.

Support and Advocacy Worker, Coordinated Access Team - Micah Projects

The Coordinated Access Team at Micah Projects is seeking a permanent part time (30.4 hours per week) Support and Advocacy Worker for the greater Brisbane region, classified at SCHADS Award Level 3. The role is centre-based, providing a triage and prioritisation services based on presenting needs of individuals and families who are present experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness. Applications close 5pm Thursday, 19th March. Find out more and apply.

Family Support Practitioner - Act for Kids

Act for Kids is seeking a full time fixed term (until 31st December 2021) Family Support Practitioner to be based in Ingham, Ayr, Charters Towers or Townsville, classified at SCHADS Award Level 4. The role is centred around delivering an outreach model of family case-management programs to families, caregivers, kids and young people and facilitating social learning, community connectedness, good health and well-being. Applications close Wednesday, 25th March. Find out more and apply.


Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Case Manager - YFS 

Youth and Family Service (YFS) Logan is seeking a permanent full time Youth Alcohol and Other Drugs Case Manager for the Slacks Creek location classified at SCHADS Award Level 4. The role will work with young people aged 12-25, providing intensive case management support to address goals around reducing substance use and additional vulnerabilities such as mental health, housing and legal issues. Find out more and apply.

Clinician (part-time) - Bravehearts

Bravehearts is seeking a part-time (3 days/week) Clinician working out of the Springwood office to provide support and counselling for children, young people and families who may have experienced or are at risk of experiencing, child sexual assault. The role also includes administration associated with processing counselling service receipts, telephone and/or online counselling, undertaking psychological assessments, maintaining case notes, delivering training and undertaking regular supervision. Applications are being accepted on a rolling basis so interested applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to avoid missing out. Find out more and apply

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