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Family Support Worker - Katherine


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

Job posted on: 04 September, 2019.
Applications close: 23 September, 2019.

No day is the same in Save the Children Australia's Intensive Family and Parenting Service (IFPS) in Katherine. You'll work as part of an exciting team, providing critical support for families of children who may be at risk. This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a difference.

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, fixed term role (until 30 April 2020, with potential for extension), you'll collaborate with IFPS team members to deliver family support services, where a child up to the age of 18 has been identified as experiencing or being at very high risk of experiencing neglect or have had contact with the child protection system. You'll work with the team to promote positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing. Based in Katherine, you'll be part of our NT Programs team and report to the IFPS Team Leader.

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

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You're an enthusiastic and committed support worker with demonstrated experience in working alongside families to achieve 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 in community development working with high-risk families
  • Experience working with families and children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
  • Ability to support and empathise with people, as well as build lasting connections
  • Qualification in Counselling, Social Work, Health or relevant field (diploma as minimum)
  • 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:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Full salary packaging benefits

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 refer to the Position Description - Family Support Worker IFPS Katherine.

How to apply for this job

Sound interesting? We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking here. For more information, contact Bev Patterson on 0418 823 810.

Applications close Monday 23rd September 2019.