SRF Program

  • Social worker/family support worker

    VEYLDF Alignment

    Item uses these practice principles: Reflective practice, Partnerships with families, High expectations for every child, Respectful relationships and responsive engagement, Equity and diversity, Assessment for learning and development, Integrated teaching and learning approaches, Partnerships with professionals.

    Item responds to these sub-outcomes: Children become strong in their social, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


    Social workers, using a capability-building approach, work with kindergarten teachers, parents and families through case consultation, provision of group training and other discipline-specific services to enhance children's wellbeing or access and inclusion. Social workers are required to work within the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

    Detailed Costs

    These costs will be determined by the provider that your service chooses to access.

    Implementation Considerations

    Target population: early childhood educators and teachers, children and families.

    Program/practice descriptions and details: social workers/family support workers should work with staff at the service to provide capacbility-building support, coaching and modelling, in order to enhance their skills and knowledge in supporting children's wellbeing.

    Social workers should hold a bachelor degree or higher. ​

    Program adaptability: services should consider, in consultation with a social worker, what the needs of their staff and children are and how best they may be supported by a social worker.

    Strength of Evidence

    Not applicable