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Child Development Specialist - Launceston

Save The Children

Save the Children's new CLIMB program is a targeted short-term intervention strategy, designed to support disengaged primary school children to reconnect and engage with their school community. The name CLIMB was informed by conversations with children about why school is important and what helps them to go to school each day: C = Care, L = Learning, I = Imagination, M = Mates, B = Belonging. We need you to use your passion for children's rights and development to help children achieve a sustainable transition back to school.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We've been operating in Tasmania for nearly 70 years, working with families, communities and children themselves to give them the best possible start. More information on our work in Tasmania is available here.

Where you come in:

In this part-time, fixed-term role (3 days per week, for 2 years), you'll deliver targeted short-term interventions, designed to support primary school children who are disengaged, or at risk of becoming disengaged, to reconnect and engage with school. You'll be working with children, their families, and schools to identify and address barriers to successful education engagement, and will also work closely with key stakeholders to strengthen collaborative practice and create sustainable outcomes through the establishments of Student Wellbeing Networks. Based in Launceston, you'll reporting to the Team Leader, Youth Services.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting children to engage positively in education
  • Supporting children to reach their full potential and build sustainable support networks and connection to community
  • Empowering parents and caregivers to support their child's engagement in education
  • Building and maintaining strong networks, service delivery partnerships, and effective referral pathways
  • Collecting and recording data and information for the purpose of accountability, evaluation, and reporting

Does this sound like you?

Your motivation to see children and young people have positive education experiences and reach their full potential helps you to work holistically to deliver evidence-based interventions. At all times, you work from a strengths-based, trauma-informed, client-centred and solution-focused approach. Your understanding and remarkable communication skills would make you the ideal representative of Save the Children, and you'll easily engage young people, their families and the wider community.

This role requires:

  • Diploma in a relevant field, or progress towards a qualification with experience in a community service setting
  • Ability to work with children and families, often with complex needs, in a safe and respectful way
  • Ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders to achieve positive client outcomes
  • Strong time management, organisational and record-keeping skills
  • Knowledge of issues that impact the experiences of children at school, including trauma, neglect and abuse
  • Knowledge and/or experience working within an education setting may be desirable, but not required

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Festive leave in addition to regular annual leave benefits
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the 'Apply now' button.

Position description - Child Development Specialist - CLIMB

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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