Family Service Practitioner- Locum

Job Title: Family Service Practitioner- Locum
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia
Industry: Social Work
Salary: Up to AU$64.87 per hour + Super
Start Date: ASAP
Reference: BBBH324115_1711410381
Contact Name: Natalie Griffiths
Contact Email:
Job Published: Mar 26, 2024

Job Description

Job Title: Family Service Case Manager Opportunity in Bendigo

Location: Bendigo, Victoria, Australia 📍

Position Type: Full-time or 0.8 FTE

Contract length: 3 months with potential to extend

We are currently seeking a dedicated Family Service Case Manager to join our team in Bendigo. Our organisation is committed to providing essential services and support to individuals and families in need, and this role will play a crucial part in fulfilling that mission. Join us in making a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. 🌟

Job Description: We're looking for a compassionate and skilled Family Service Case Manager to be at the heart of our Family Preservation reunification program. In this role, you will work closely with children and families to create positive and safe environments within their homes, with a focus on keeping families together and facilitating the return of children in care to reside with their families. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real impact in the Bendigo community while working alongside a supportive team. 🤝


  • Provide hands-on support to children and families, assisting them in creating safe and nurturing home environments.
  • Collaborate closely with our multidisciplinary team to develop and implement effective strategies for family preservation and reunification.
  • Conduct thorough assessments and develop tailored care plans to meet the unique needs of each family.
  • Lead family meetings and provide counselling and guidance as needed.
  • Keep meticulous records and documentation in line with organisational standards.
  • Stay up-to-date on relevant policies, procedures, and legislation. 📝


  • Relevant qualification in social work or a related field.
  • Previous experience in family preservation or similar programs is highly desirable.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to thrive in a collaborative team environment.
  • A deep understanding of child protection policies and procedures.
  • Genuine commitment to the principles of family preservation and reunification.
  • Possession of a valid driver's licence. 🚗

Application Process: If you're ready to take on this rewarding challenge as our newest Family Service Case Manager, we'd love to hear from you! Please express your interest by replying to this message, and we'll be in touch with the next steps of the application process.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to join our team and contribute to the well-being of families in the Bendigo community. We're excited to embark on this journey with you

Why work with Tradewind?
Tradewind Australia is Melbourne's fastest-growing agency recruiting for the Social Services sector. We pride ourselves on the strong and long-standing relationships we have formed with our clients and candidates.

How to apply:

To apply, follow the link provided or apply on our website

Alternatively, email your resume to

For any queries regarding the position or application process, contact the Family Services Team on 03 9081 0562.


We welcome applications from people who reflect the diversity of the organisations we partner with, and the people they support. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability and lived experience to apply.