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Contact & Support Workers - ACT Together

Employer: abrs
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Social Work, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Canberra & ACT

Job posted on: 17 January, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

  • Work for one of Australia's leading child protection charities
  • Make a difference to the lives of children in ACT
  • Full time & Casual Shifts Available

The Organisation

An exciting opportunity has become available to work for ACT Together - Barnardos, one of Australia’s leading children’s charities. We currently have full time and casual opportunities for Contact & Support Workers for the Contact, Transport & Support Program with based in Bruce, ACT.

The Role

Reporting to the Manager - Contact, Transport and Support, the Contact & Support Worker will provide support to children and families and facilitate contact between children and their birth family.

The Candidate

The ideal Contact & Support Worker will have:

  • A full and current driver's license with a minimum of one year's driving experience 
  • Qualification in the community welfare industry 
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with families and promoting family-centred strength-based practices.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing challenging behaviours when working with children
  • Experience in supporting parents to care for children and build strong relationships

* The Contact Team operate on a 35 hour week with hours sporadically spread throughout the day depending on the needs of the clients. Weekend shifts are also an essential requirement *

Barnardos works closely with Aboriginal Partnership Agencies in the community, and would welcome application from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates.

Salary: (Base & Superannuation) 

$61,552 to $68,794 pro rata, per annum base (including FBT packaging) + benefits + Super. Motor Vehicle packaging is optional. 

Additional Information

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance, current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.

How to apply for this job

To apply click here as we will be shortlisting for this position soon.

For a confidential discussion OR to find out more about the role please call Anna Baines on 02 9218 2451.