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Family Support Worker - Wadeye

Employer: Save The Children
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Indigenous, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 10 April, 2019.
Applications close: 29 April, 2019. (Expired)

No day is the same in Save the Children Australia's Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) program in Wadeye Community. In this varied and challenging role, you will manage and develop the program through team leadership, individual work and group work. You will foster lasting links with the community to maximise impact on the lives of vulnerable families.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time permanent position, based in Wadeye (400km from Darwin), you will collaborate with program team members to deliver the Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS). This service works with families where a child up to the age of 12 has been identified as being at high risk or experiencing neglect. You will provide support and assist the family in developing child care, health and safety skills that will improve their child's health, safety and development.

This position will be based in the Wadeye Community but a fly in fly out arrangement from Darwin four days a week with one day a week in our Darwin Office maybe negotiated.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing group and individual support to families from a child centred approach
  • Building strong, lasting connections with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Supporting families to access the assistance they need, when they need it
  • Actively encouraging vulnerable, detached or fearful families to engage with our programs
  • Establishing relationships with the local community to mobilise and build capacity
  • Collecting and recording data and information for accountability, evaluation and reporting

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You are an enthusiastic and committed family support worker with demonstrated experience in working alongside families achieving agreed outcomes. Your highly developed cultural awareness and sensitivity, partnered with excellent communication skills, will enable you to build community networks and lasting relationships. You are not afraid of a challenge and constantly seek to grow and develop.

This role requires:

  • Previous experience as a community development practitioner working with high-risk families from diverse backgrounds
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate and advocate on behalf of families
  • The ability to keep accurate records of work undertaken in an electronic database
  • A current valid driver's licence

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same.

In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Relocation assistance can be provided for the successful candidate if moving for the role
How to apply for this job

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