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Specialist Children's Worker - Therapeutic Responses

Safe Futures Foundation

Do you want to be part of an exciting opportunity and the changing landscape of family violence? Do you want to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving outcomes and quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence? Do you want to work in a supportive environment that values and trains its team members?

Safe Futures is seeking a full time Specialist Children's Worker as part of the Pathways to Resilience program.


  • Permanent ongoing position
  • Salary in accordance with SCHADS Awards, Level 5 and above award conditions such as study leave
  • Generous salary packaging including novated leasing, and meals and entertainment card
  • Excellent Professional Development opportunities
  • Health and Wellbeing Program
  • Regular supervision, reflective practice and management support including access to EAP


Safe Futures Foundation (SFF) is a not for profit Specialist Family Violence Organisation that provides frontline services to women and children to help them escape control, abuse and violence and rebuild their lives. Safe Futures has been responding to family violence and changing people’s stories for over 40 years. Safe Futures has grown to be the largest provider of crisis accommodation in Victoria - which includes, 3 core and cluster refuges, 19 crisis properties and nomination rights to 39 Transitional Houses. Safe Futures delivers therapeutic responses to women and children in the community affected by family and domestic violence. We are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services and the generous support of donors.

Safe Futures foundation is committed to promoting and protecting the safety and wellbeing of all people involved in our service, including all children and young people.

Safe Futures Foundation is committed to the principles of cultural safety and inclusion of all individuals from diverse backgrounds and to the safety and inclusion of individuals with a disability.


The Specialist Children’s worker at SFF has the primary responsibility to provide specialist therapeutic support as part of the Pathways to Resilience program, to ensure children and families are safe, heal from their experience of violence and develop resilience into the future.

Therapeutically interventions vary in intensity, duration and flexibility and include one on one counselling, coaching, family work, group work and ongoing peer support. The outcome of therapeutic interventions is to assist long term recovery and well being by rebuilding confidence, self-esteem and reducing social isolation.


Tertiary level qualifications in Social Work, Psychology, or Community Services.

All applicants must have a valid Working with Children's check, current Driver's License and appointment to this position is subject to a National Police Check.

Safe Futures is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

A position description is attached.

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