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Better Together takes enormous pride in the calibre of its staff.

Our staff demonstrate Better Together values in their work every day.

The work environment at Better Together emphasises collaboration within a teams-based structure that is open to innovation and creativity.

Colleagues often describe the atmosphere as one of great team-work, mutual support and cooperation, with service delivery of the highest standard, no matter what field they work in.

Better Together staff enjoy the following benefits:

  • Salary packagnig options to receive up to $15,886 of your salary tax-free plus up to $2626 in meals and entertaniment through salary salary.
  • A further eight weeks’ parenting leave payment matching the Australian Government’s PPL;
  • Professional development allowance;
  • Christmas/New Year additional leave (at the discretion of the Board of Management, days will vary).

 

Generally, recruitment is done through an online portal, usually Seek.com and all applications are submitted through the portal.

As we work with children, families and vulnerable people, candidates are expected to either hold, or be eligible for a Working With Children Blue Card and employment is subject to a holding a current Blue Card and a clear police check.

We are also keen to hear from the next generation of leaders with possible student placements.

If you would like to reach out to enquire about possibilities, please contact us here.

Available position: Practice Leader
(Children's Contact Centre)

About the role

As Practice Leader (Children’s Contact Centre) you will plan, organise and coordinate the activities, services and quality of the Better Together Children’s Contact Centre, ensuring the centre achieves its primary goal of facilitating contact visits between family members in a safe and secure environment.The role is also expected to make relevant connections between services and families, particularly through the Better Together referral system. 

Some responsibilities:

  • Design and maintain appropriate service delivery practices and standards, using evidence-based social science theories.
  • Design and establish a safe and secure environment where parents and children can engage in activities that will encourage parent-child interaction. 
  • Assess the effectiveness of the Centre’s interventions for the family, amending as necessary and anticipating current and forthcoming needs of the family by helping the family access Better Together’s referral system and other external support programs. 
  • Identify and manage risk at the Centre, including determining the presence of domestic and family violence, threat to child safety or self-harm while mitigating these factors according to Better Together policy and procedures as well as legislative requirements.
  • Perform risk assessments and intake procedures, including parent interviews, safety procedures and introductory visits for families ensuring that families are provided pertinent information with appropriate referrals that link to their goals.
  • Develop policies and procedures to ensure the Centre is compliant with the Australian Child Contact Service Association Standards.

 About you

You are an effective communicator (in-person and written) who is empathetic with strong conflict-resolution skills and results-driven. You are an enthusiastic and co-operative team-member with a positive attitude and enthusiasm with a high level of respect for others. You possess cross-cultural knowledge and sensitivity with the ability to engage across socioeconomic backgrounds and diverse people to facilitate consultation and deliver equitable access to services.

 
 

Qualifications

  1. Relevant tertiary qualifications within the human service sector, including: social work, psychology, behavioural sciences, counselling, or mental health. Studies in child development will be highly valued. 
  2. Current Class ‘C’ Driver’s Licence.
  3. Current Working With Children  Blue Card and the ability to clear a police check. 

Knowledge & Skills

  1. Extensive knowledge and theoretical understanding of issues around child development, abuse and neglect, child protection and evidence-based interventions and case management models.
  2. Understanding and knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations in family law sphere and/or children’s contact centres.
  3. Competent in office software, including databases and Microsoft Office suite of products.
  4. Willingness to develop a comprehensive knowledge of Better Together policies, procedures and practices with an appreciation of Better Together’s long-term goals. 
  5. Willingness to develop a comprehensive knowledge of the Australian Child Contact Service Association Standards.
 

Demonstrated Experience

  1. Working with children and their parents/carers, maintaining a child-inclusive practice.
  2. Demonstrated experience in staff management and managing a case load.
  1. Comprehensive understanding of contemporary issues within the family and legal system, providing interventions which enhance child wellbeing and family safety.
  2. Strategy, project development and implementation.
  3.  Program evaluation, analysis and report writing.
 

To apply

Please apply here.  Applications will close on Friday, May 21 at close of business. For a confidential discussion of the role, please speak to Eileen Rothwell, Corporate Administrator on (07) 4091 3850 or email eileen.r@bettertogether.com.au for the position description.

Available position: Registered Psychologist

About the role

As a Registered Psychologist with Better Together Community Support, you will provide the highest standards of evidence-based mental health
services to our diverse group of clients and patients. Working
collaboratively with an experienced multidisciplinary mental health
team, you will use your deep knowledge and professional psychological
skills to achieve Better Together’s vision of ‘strengthening community’
and work to specific program goals. This role will encourage
professional growth and development through the breadth of Better
Together services, including appropriate mental health services and
psycho-social education for families, young people, the elderly and
alcohol and other drugs.

Some responsibilities:

  • Provide evidence-based clinical interventions to Better Together’s diverse group of clients.
  • Maintain professional case notes, prepare reports and provide expert advice to Better Together staff as required, in accordance with organisational need.
  • Maintain record keeping practices in line with ethical, legislative and Better Together Records Management Policy & Procedures.
  • Actively contribute to and participate in internal quality improvement initiatives and clinical support practices.
  • Contribute to the design, development, and implementation of moderately complex projects under the direction of management.
  • Carry out planning, studies or research for particular projects including aspects of design, formulation of policy, implementation of procedures and presentation.
  • Maintain professional registration and adhere to ethical, legislative and Better Together probity requirements.
 

Qualifications

  1. Full registration as a psychologist with Australian Health
    Practitioner Regulation Agency (APHRA) – Psychology Board of Australia.
  2. Current Medicare Provider Number or capacity to obtain.
  3. Current Driver’s Licence.
  4. Current ‘Working with Children Check – Blue Card’.
  5. Satisfactory Police Check.

 

 
 

About you

As a registered psychologist, you are positive, enthusiastic and ethical with a strong alignment to Better Together’s values (available at www.bettertogether.com.au). You are passionate about supporting vulnerable people to make positive change. You are results-driven and take a flexible approach to the workplace and work effectively under minimal supervision. Your collaborative and cooperative approach will help you work well within a team-based environment. You have cross-cultural knowledge and sensitivity, particularly with indigenous cultures and you are committed to professional development with a capacity for self-reflection.

Knowledge & Skills

  1. Comprehensive knowledge and experience of contemporary
    principles and practices in psychology, including psychometric testing,
    assessments, and intervention specific to individual needs.
  2. Willingness
    to develop a comprehensive knowledge of organisation policies,
    procedures, practices and contract requirements with an appreciation of
    the long-term goals of the organisation and a detailed knowledge of
    program activities and work practices relevant to the work area.
  3. Specialist
    skills in negotiating outcomes and the ability to prioritise activities
    according to Better Together objectives as a member of a
    multi-disciplinary team, while exercising professional judgment within prescribed areas.


To apply

Please apply here.  Applications will close on Friday, May 21 at close of business. For a confidential discussion of the role, please speak to Eileen Rothwell, Corporate Administrator on (07) 4091 3850 or email eileen.r@bettertogether.com.au for the position description.

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