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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: 25 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

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