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Manager, Family Preservation

  • Bankstown, NSW 2200 Full Time - Fixed Term
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  • Job no: 373NT
  • Salary packaging options – increase take home pay!
  • Fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff
  • Bankstown Location


SSI is a community organisation and social business that supports newcomers and other Australians to achieve their full potential. We work with all people who have experienced vulnerability, including refugees, people seeking asylum and culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities, to build capacity and enable them to overcome inequality. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.


The Multicultural Child and Family Program provides a range of services to assist children and young people who have been found to be in need of care and protection to meet their permanent care plan needs – safety, stability and wellbeing through a culturally aware and responsive lens.

The MCFP Program uses a client centered, strengths-based, trauma informed framework to guide its service delivery and facilitate sustainable and practical outcomes for children, young people, families and carers; working in partnership with member agencies and local ethnic and sector partners. Its cultural lens aims to link children and young people with a bilingual worker and/or carer and/or community based matched bilingual support worker.

The MCFP Program has contractual responsibilities with FACS and regulatory responsibilities with the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG). 


The Family Preservation Manager substantively leads the delivery of the Family Preservation Program. This program works towards engaging children and families involved with Family and Community Services to create changes to risk factors and increased safety for children to remain at home with their families. Family Preservation Program aims to prevent or reduce out-of-home care placements for vulnerable children and young persons. The Family Preservation Program provides timely, comprehensive, evidence-based assessments intensive, outreach interventions aimed at skill development for families with children up to 18 years of age. The FP manager leads and monitors the implementation of evidence-based models to engage and build capacity of parents from CALD backgrounds.


Do you have a Social Work or Social Science degree and want to work for an organisation that values the impact of culture and diversity on our employees and those that we support? Do you have experience in the delivery of evidence informed therapeutic parenting programs and in Family Group Conference, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution.? We are looking for someone with vision; someone who is engaging, focused on continuous improvement, works collaboratively with others and is an expert in their field. You will have previous coaching or mentoring experience and be able to demonstrate your capacity building abilities. We want someone who inspires others, leads change and can stay focused on purpose. 

If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you!

Please address the above criteria in your cover letter. 


We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities. We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!

SSI is committed to being an EEO employer and encourages applications from people from CALD backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.

For more information about SSI, please go to 

If you require a reasonable adjustment please email [email protected]

Applications close date: Friday 8th February 2019. 

  • Published on 31 Jan 2019, 3:40 AM