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Contact & Support Worker


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, permanent 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 rotating roster which is four days per week – (8.75hrs + 1 hour lunch).

Shift times are from 7.30am - 17.15pm.

35 hour week.

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

Salary: (Base & Superannuation) $62,966 - $70,375 base pro rata, per annum (including FBT packaging) + Benefits + Super.

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

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