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Family and Community Engagement Worker - Geelong

Bethany Community Support

About Bethany

Bethany Community Support has been in operation for over 150 years and has supported individuals within the community through a number of programs. We have a broad range of programs which:

  • Help build better relationships
  • Support the education, wellbeing and safety of children
  • Support women and children affected by family violence
  • Assist men who use violence to become accountable for their behaviour
  • Provide disability services under the NDIS
  • Assist people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness
  • Assist people experiencing financial stress and provide material aid
  • Help those affected by problem gambling
  • Support parents in their parenting role

About the role

Bethany is excited to advertise this role within the Connect Up Program. This is a part time 0.8 EFT ongoing role. In addition to this, School Readiness Funding may provide opportunity for limited additional hours during school terms.

The core purpose of this role is to provide targeted early intervention responses with a focus on families with children aged 0 – 12 years. Workers are co-located across identified community platforms such as Community Hubs, school and kindergartens in high needs areas of Geelong and offer a range of community development activities as well as individual family support.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide a range of targeted brief and short term interventions to individual families
  • Co-ordinate and facilitate the provision of school based activities and early years’ initiatives with the aim of increasing parent participation and enhancing relationships between families and schools/kindergartens.
  • Actively engage with parents, children and service providers to provide an integrated and responsive service focused on building strong, sustainable and connected children, families and communities.
  • Deliver group work programs and parent engagement strategies that meet the local needs and create pathways and connections for parents to increase their knowledge of their community, universal and specialist services, health and welfare services, thereby increasing capacity for self-management.

About you

  • A tertiary qualification in Early Years, Social work, Psychology or other related Behavioural sciences at degree or diploma level and a minimum of 12 months experience in a similar role.
  • Demonstrated capacity to engage with parents and families of infants/young children and knowledge and experience in providing a range of family interventions including brief intervention, in home support, case work and group work.
  • High level organisational skills, the ability to work autonomously in a co-located setting

What we offer

  • A diverse and inclusive environment
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Salary sacrificing
  • Employee Assistance Program

In order to comply with mandatory Child Safety Standards, all employment is subject to a valid and current Police Check and Working with Children Check.

Bethany celebrates diversity and seeks to engage respectfully with people of diverse experiences and backgrounds.

How to apply

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