- Job posted on: 12th Feb 2021
- Applications close:
Former Child Migrants were sent to Australia through government schemes as unaccompanied children without their parents or families, and placed into brutal, cold institutions across the country. Deceived that they were orphans with no living relatives, many lived for decades without family until the scandal of child migration was exposed by CMT. Many suffered severe institutional abuse in the care of churches and charities, which has adversely impacted their adult lives and relationships.
Are social work values at the heart of your practice? The Child Migrants Trust, an international project, needs a Social Worker at its Melbourne office to promote human rights and social justice.
The role includes restoration of family and identity and counselling in relation to historical, childhood institutional abuse.
Can you contribute to a specialist service involved in reunions, redress and recovery? If you want to make a real difference, this role could be for you.
This twelve month contract will suit a newly qualified graduate or those keen to gain experience in a specialist agency, with a strong emphasis on training.
You must have a social work qualification and the right to live and work in Australia to be considered for this position.
For a better view of child migration and our work, please go to www.childmigrantstrust.com
An understanding of family life in the United Kingdom and Ireland during the post-World War 2 years is essential for this culturally sensitive work.
Generous salary packaging available.
Enjoy an extra day's leave on your birthday!
If you would like to discuss this role further please contact Clare Summers, Senior Social Worker on 03 9815 2022.
A position description is attached.