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Child & Family Consultant

The Alannah and Madeline Foundation
  • Foster collaborative relationships with teachers and educators
  • Provide support and coaching to promote trauma informed relationships
  • 0.5, days negotiable & salary packaging options available
  • 1 year contract (with possibility of extension)
  • Based in the Hume district, coach teachers & educators to provide safe learning environments for children who have experienced trauma.

About the Alannah & Madeline Foundation

For nearly 25 years, national charity the Alannah & Madeline Foundation has worked to safeguard every child’s right to live free from violence and bullying. We recognise the dangers children face today are increasingly complex, so we innovate, adapt and respond. The Foundation also supports Dolly’s Dream, educating and empowering families and communities to prevent the devastating effects of bullying.

The team:

Our team is passionate, authentic and above all, we are motivated by the important work that we do. The Foundation fosters a culture of respect, enthusiasm and high work standards. Our values Act with Courage, Stronger Together, Be Curious, Accountability Matters and Always with Empathy are embedded into how we operate individually and together as a Foundation.

At the Foundation, we support our staff to work flexibly, both in location and hours, based on the premise that work will remain the focus of any arrangement. This role is based in the northern suburbs of Melbourne, and attendance to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation head office in South Melbourne may be required occasionally.

The role:

Reporting into the Trauma Consultancy Service (TraCS) Program Manager, this part time (0.5), 1-year contract role will work closely with the TraCS leadership team, educators / early childhood staff and a large council in Melbourne’s northern suburbs to deliver trauma informed support to a small number of kindergartens in the region.

You would be responsible for:

  • Supporting teachers and educators to work with children whose lives have been affected by trauma.
  • Developing plans which support children to develop pro-social skills.
  • Support referrals and links to relevant services to support children and families experiencing vulnerability
  • Maintain accurate and up to date client management and statistical records.
  • Proactively contribute to program developments and improvements.

Experience required:

  • A tertiary qualification in social welfare, with eligibility for membership of professional organisation
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience providing high quality, complex case management to children, youth and families in the context of violence or abuse and trauma.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practice models and theories relating to children, families, trauma and violence or abuse.
  • Demonstrated experience in translating relevant and emerging knowledge and theory into practice.
  • Hold a current drivers’ license and willingness and ability to use own vehicle (expense reimbursement provided)

To apply:

To submit your application, please click the Apply Now button below, which will take you to the application site.

Please review the position description for this role by following the above link and ensure you address the 'Knowledge, Experience and Requirements' section in your application.

For further information contact Courtney Towner: courtney.towner@amf.org.au, using the subject line: Child & Family Consultant enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Important - please note:

  • The Alannah & Madeline Foundation has the highest commitment to child safety. A police check and current Working with Children Check (or equivalent) are required for the successful applicant.
  • The Foundation takes all reasonable steps to prevent any risk to the health and safety of staff. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation requires all staff who perform ‘in-person’ work or who are required to attend the office to be fully vaccinated and to provide evidence of their vaccination, or medical exemption, prior to commencement.

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