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Child Support Specialist s x2

Save The Children

At Save the Children, we're passionate about supporting those affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) to rebuild their lives. Save the Children is one of the largest providers of DFV refuge services in Queensland - be part of this dynamic network of teams working together to deliver high quality support to women and children escaping violence.

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 working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.

Where you come in:

We're seeking applications for 2 x Child Support Specialists to join us at Bridges and Gareema refuge as part of the Southeast Queensland Domestic and Family Violence team.

Bridges refuge is advertising for a part time, fixed term position (30.4 hours per week, through to end of June 2023, with strong potential for extension) based in Brisbane., Working between 7am and 10pm Monday to Sunday, you will partner with children and their caregivers to provide short-term crisis intervention and transition support as part of our Child Centred, Trauma Informed Practice Framework.

Gareema refuge is advertising for a part-time position (9 days or 68.4 hours per fortnight secondment opportunity until January 2023 based in Brisbane. Working between Monday - Friday you will partner with children and their caregivers to assess needs, develop, and implement case plans, support transitions and promote the importance of safe and regulated environments through our Child Centred, Trauma Informed Framework.

In both these roles, you will make an impact by:

  • Partnering with children and their caregivers as experts in their own lives and clients in their own right utilising a Child Rights Framework, seeking, and amplifying their voices
  • Providing case management support (either short-term or medium-term) to children and their caregivers who have experienced domestic and family violence
  • Facilitating individual and group activities that will support parent/child attachment and healthy development and transitions
  • Enhancing child centred, trauma-informed practice in the region both within Save the Children and more broadly in the community
  • Connecting families with the services they need and providing appropriate referrals

Does this sound like you?

You have strong experience within the domestic and family violence sector and are passionate about children's rights. You respond well in crisis situations, and you're skilled at working with children who have experienced trauma. You are a team player but able to work independently and take initiative while working within the role boundaries.

This role requires:

  • Degree qualification in Children's Services or relevant Human Services field (there may be some flexibility on this requirement if you can demonstrate significant experience in a similar service)
  • Solid understanding of child development and the impact of trauma on children
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and young people from a child-centred framework
  • Flexibility to work required shifts between Monday and Sunday (Bridges refuge only)
  • Current drivers' licence

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:

  • EBA rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 4.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Opportunity to experience working in varied locations and teams
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter (addressing the role requirements above) and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section. For more information, please speak to Yasmin Paterson, Team Leader on 0429 970 162.

Position Description - Child Support Specialist SEQ Refuges.

For more information about the team and the program that the role works in, refer to Program Profile.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

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. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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