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Family Support Specialist - DFV - Targeted Housing

54 Reasons - Save the Children

Are you passionate about making communities safer for women and their children? As part of our Domestic Family Violence Specialist Support, we need you to join our team of dedicated professionals, helping to maximise their impact on the lives of vulnerable people. In this varied and challenging role, you'll help give people the tools they need to navigate this tough time and thrive in the future.

54 reasons is Australia's leading child rights organisation - no ordinary not-for-profit.

A place where your purpose matters. Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we're here to make sure that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

With the child's voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve - in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

It takes all types of personalities and talents to drive our organisation- yours included. We value a healthy work-life balance and ensure our people feel connected to each other and our impact. Learn from inspiring people and grow from a connection to our strong local and global networks. From our programs to our support services - this is the place to realise your purpose. 

A place to make a difference:

Here you're empowered to make a difference in children's lives by learning, sharing and collaborating to find new ways to solve problems. 

In this part-time and permanent role, you'll work within a case management framework in an outreach role, providing support to individuals and families who are experiencing domestic and family violence.

Based in the Moreton Bay region, you'll work 20 hours per week between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday to Friday and will report to the Team Leader. Work hours and days are negotiable however, there is a preference for 2 full days and one-half day.

You will make a difference by:

  • Work collaboratively within a small team to deliver best practice to women and children who are experiencing DFV.
  • Enhance stakeholder relationships and partnerships with the view of providing clients with support that will help them to address their needs. Enhancing the relationship between 54 Reasons and our local social housing provider is key to the role.
  • Providing holistic case management, delivering support to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients, and supporting relationships for favourable client outcomes. Primary objectives of this program are to provide DFV related support (e.g., risk assessments and safety planning) as well as support to maintain their tenancy.
  • Identifying strengths, establishing goals for the program, and reviewing client progress towards these goals.
  • Promoting skills which increase health, safety, and development. Ensuring the voices of children and young people are heard.

A place to feel valued:

You're an experienced practitioner who is passionate about supporting families within a child centred, strengths-based framework. Importantly, you have a strong understanding of the impact of trauma on children and their families and you're keenly aware of the additional impacts and barriers experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

We recognise your contribution and provide you the support to ensure you can bring your best, knowing here you have the space and opportunity to grow.

Bringing your best every day, means: 

  • Demonstrated experience in case management and knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge and previous experience working in the Domestic and Family Violence or closely related human services context.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and families.
  • Strong report writing, analytical and evaluation skills, including data collection and analysis.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field and/or significant experience working in a similar service.

A place to belong:

54 Reasons is proudly part of Save the Children Australia. We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is approximately 1100 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

It takes all types of people to do the challenging work we do. We are diverse personalities, backgrounds and talents, embracing our differences as one strong and united team.

We see and celebrate the unique value you bring to our organisation, and offer a range of rewards for your effort, including: 

  • Award rate salary (Level 4.1 - $41.52 per hour) plus full salary packaging benefits - use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!
  • Health and wellbeing support, including EAP and professional supervision
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities

For more information regarding the employee benefits of the Save the Children Australia group, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply' section.

Position Description: Family Support Specialist

For more information about this position, please contact Marnie Greer, Team Leader on 0467 163 466 or email [email protected], using the subject line: Family Support Specialist - DFV - Targeted Housing enquiry via EthicalJobs.

It is a genuine requirement of this position that it be filled by a woman as permitted in sections 25, 104 and 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1991.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure its straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know at [email protected]. We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a place where everyone can feel supported - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation.

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