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Child Support Worker - Ceduna

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

Job posted on: 07 January, 2019.
Applications close: 28 January, 2019. (Expired)

Experiences during a child's first 1000 days - from conception to their 2nd birthday - can shape lifelong health and wellbeing outcomes. Families under stress from a wide range of challenges need safe and nurturing support. We need you to be part of our Supported Accommodation team and assist families address their challenges and work towards their goals.

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:

This is a part-time (0.7 FTE), maximum term position (until 30th June 2019, with opportunity to extend pending funding) based in Ceduna, SA. You will support positive outcomes for families by assisting with the delivery, implementation, and review of the program's operations with attention to support for children and their rights. The Child Support worker will play a key role in working with parent's and other team members to create individualised tailored plans, sourcing evidence based or highly regarded information to share with staff and families and determining and supporting referrals to appropriate agencies.

Working over a range of shifts, including late afternoon (4pm-8.30pm) and one weekend shift per week, you will be part of our Supported Accommodation team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Identifying and responding to the needs of children in the program in partnership with their caregiver/s
  • Supporting and promoting attachment within families accessing the service
  • Identifying and promoting links with other agencies and resources
  • Providing direction for the Supported Accommodation team around tailored support plans, age-appropriate activities and progress

If we could compose the perfect you…

…You demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children in both your private and professional life. You have an honest, friendly approach and can communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds. You can problem solve in complex and demanding situations. You have experience working collaboratively with clients and other services/agencies. You are a strong team player but are also comfortable working alone. You can work flexible hours and on weekends.

This role requires:

  • Experience supporting children and families who are in vulnerable or at-risk situations
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Tertiary qualification/s in Children's Services, Social Work, Health or Community Services, is preferred, however consideration will be given or to other relevant qualifications or proven experience
  • Current 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:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

For more information please refer to the Position Description - Child Support Worker.

How to apply for this job

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