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Child Support Worker - Ceduna

Save The Children

At Save the Children's Supported Accommodation service in Ceduna, we provide 24/7 safe accommodation, and work to strengthen parenting knowledge and skills, family health and wellbeing. Families under stress from a wide range of challenges need our safe and nurturing support. We need you to be part of our passionate local team and help families to address their challenges and work towards their goals.

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. See here for information on our work across South Australia.

Where you come in:

In this part-time (26.6 hours per week), fixed term position (until 31st December 2020, with potential extension) you'll work on the delivery, implementation, and review of the program's operations with particular attention to support for children in partnership with their caregiver/s, working with families to help strengthen parenting confidence, knowledge and skills and to develop age-appropriate plans to support infants and children with health and development.

Based in Ceduna, you'll play a key role in working with parents, children and other team members to create individualised tailored support plans, sourcing evidence based or highly regarded information to share with staff and families and determining and supporting referrals to appropriate agencies. Working over a range of shifts, including late afternoon (4pm-8.30pm) and one weekend shift per week, you will be part of our Supported Accommodation team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Identifying and responding to the needs of children in partnership with their caregiver/s
  • Promoting attachment within families
  • Identifying links with other services
  • Providing direction to the Supported Accommodation team around tailored support plans, age-appropriate activities and progress

If we could compose the perfect you:

You demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children in both your private and professional life. You have an honest, friendly approach and can communicate well with people from a wide range of backgrounds. You can problem solve in complex and demanding situations, and you have experience working collaboratively with clients and other services/agencies. You're a strong team player but are also comfortable working alone, and you're happy to work flexible hours and on weekends.

This role requires:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal families
  • Experience working in the Early Childhood sector (desirable but not essential)
  • Passion for children's rights and ability to find flexible solutions
  • Current driver's licence and Working with Children Check
  • Tertiary qualification/s in Children's Services, Social Work, Health or Community Services, are preferred, however consideration will be given to experience or other relevant qualifications

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:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary and full salary packaging benefits

For more information please see Position Description - Child Support Worker, Ceduna

How to apply

Sound interesting? We'd love to hear from you. To apply for this position submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the following link.

Applications close Wednesday 27th May 2020.

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.

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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