54 Reasons - Save the Children's logo

Family Support Worker - Bairnsdale

54 Reasons - Save the Children

Save the Children's Family Support and Early Childhood programs go out into the community across Gippsland and support vulnerable families and children to reach their full potential. We need you to help us give these children an experience of quality early childhood education and play, to develop their appetite for learning and help enable a smooth transition into school.

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

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we're here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.

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.

Where you come in:

In this casual role, you'll facilitate playgroups and provide family support across a variety of early childhood, youth and family programs.

Based in Bairnsdale (with travel across East Gipplsand), you'll be part of our Australian Services team and report to our Team Leader, East Gippsland.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering early years programs including playgroups and community events
  • Finding creative ways to encourage families to engage with our early childhood and parenting support programs and services
  • Building family capacity by using partnership, outcomes based, strengths' perspective and client-centred approaches
  • Promoting positive parent/child relationships through role modelling, education and practical support
  • Identifying where additional assistance and external services are required
  • Collaborating with team members to deliver programs and support services, promoting positive and culturally respectful approaches to parenting, and child and family wellbeing
  • Providing case management, delivering support to vulnerable and disadvantaged families
  • Collecting and recording data for the purposes of reporting and evaluation

Does this sound like you?

You're a committed early years practitioner who's passionate about working with children and families and making a difference in their lives. Your sensitivity and community knowledge will see you build strong connections with families from varying cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You're motivated, eager to learn and not afraid to jump in feet first to help make our programs successful.

This role requires:

  • Knowledge of child and family issues and a proven understanding of child development stages and influences
  • Experience working with CALD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families
  • Proven experience in using trauma informed practice
  • Strong organisational and time management skills
  • Current valid driver's licence and willingness to travel in the region
  • Diploma in a relevant field such as Children's Services, Community Services, Social Work, Human Services or Social Sciences or equivalent qualification.

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

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.

We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.

Other benefits include:

  • Award rate salary (Level 3 - $45 per hour)
  • Health and wellbeing support, including EAP and professional supervision, as well as internal networks to support our diverse workforce,
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Child friendly work environment

For more information regarding the benefits of working with 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 Worker

For more information about this position, please contact Vanessa Hammond, Acting Team Leader East Gippsland on 0421 211 326 or [email protected] using the subject line: Family Support Worker - Bairnsdale enquiry via EthicalJobs.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's 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-al when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Childrenis a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.
Save the Children 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. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

How to apply

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.
54 Reasons - Save the Children's logo

Email me more jobs like this.