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FPRR - Key Worker


  • Work within a values driven, progressive organisation
  • Be part of an engaging team that thrives on challenges
  • Maximum term maternity leave contract until 5 October 2023, with the possibility of extension

About the Opportunity

The Victorian Family Preservation and Reunification Response (the Response) is funded by the Victorian Department of Families, Fairness and Housing (DFFH). The Response enables progress toward the ‘Roadmap for Reform: Strong Families, Safe Children’ which outlines the Victorian Government’s strategy for the reform of the children, youth and family service system. The Response Practitioner will deliver rapid, culturally safe, flexible and intensive services to children and families using a case management and care team approach. This includes the provision of therapeutic and trauma-informed supports that engage the voice and choice, cultural identity and lived expertise of childrenand their families and carers. Response Practitioners will also work within a comprehensive evidence-based
and monitoring and evaluation framework.

About you

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Knowledge and experience with the child, youth and family sector and mainstream services.
  • Sound understanding of the service system for vulnerable young parents and their children and experience in working in partnership with key agencies.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience of casework principles and practice.
  • Capacity to deliver group work initiatives.
  • Strong communication skills including effective interpersonal, conflict negotiation and resolution skills.

Benefits of working with MCM include:

  • Diverse and inclusive organisation
  • Attractive Salary Packaging benefits
  • Supportive learning and development environment
  • Culture of continuous improvement


  • A bachelor qualification in early childhood development, youth work, psychology, social work or related tertiary qualification.
  • Experience in family services, youth work, early childhood services, social work or a related field.
  • Sound understanding of the issues facing vulnerable parents which impact on their ability to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their children.
  • Sound understanding of child development and the factors that can impede a child’s healthy development.

Screening Criteria

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children check
  • Valid Victorian Drivers license
  • Right to Work in Australia
  • Up to date with COVID-19 Vaccinations or valid medical exemption 
  • MCM employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Applications for this role close: 29 March 2023, so please apply early.  Please include your current resume and cover letter.
Please review the position description to understand more about the role and responsibilities.  For assistance with your application please email:

About MCM

MCM is an inclusive and equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to safety. MCM embraces differences because we know that diversity and inclusion help us to attract, recruit, engage and retain talented people. 
We are a leading not-for profit-for-purpose organisation that offer a broad range of services in Early Years, Disability, Homelessness, Palliative Care and Education.

Our commitment to Diversity

At MCM, we embrace differences in gender, age, ethnicity, race, cultural background, disability, religion and sexual orientation. We know that diversity and inclusion helps us to attract, recruit, engage and retain a team of talented people. 

Our commitment to Safety

MCM is committed to the safety of its clients and employees, taking a zero-tolerance approach to violence within the workplace and abuse, including child abuse and abuse of people with disability. All employees are required to comply with the Child Safe Standards.

Position details

  • Date posted

    14 March 2023
  • Closing Date

    29 March 2023
  • Location

  • Work type

    Part-time max term
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