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Community Worker - North Queensland

Save The Children

1 in 5 Aussie kids are living in poverty and 15% of children live in families where nobody has a job. Children are facing more and more challenges to their development. At Save the Children on Mornington Island, we provide critical support to these children and families through a variety of programs. This is your chance to help children reach their potential and have the best possible chance to thrive.

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:

In this casual position, you'll have the opportunity to travel to Mornington Island to support the implementation of culturally appropriate developmental play and learning experiences for children in our long day-care centre. Based in Townsville, you'll fly in/fly out to Mornington Island as needed for two weeks at a time, to work with local staff in delivering quality programs for children.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting local staff with the planning and delivery of learning experiences.
  • Ensuring a high level of health & safety standards are maintained at all times
  • Regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of programs

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You'll be flexible in your ability to travel for two weeks at a time to support local staff in remote communities. You have experience working with children and families, and the ability to think on your feet, which allows you to find solutions to complex situations. Your cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with children and families from varying cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You consider yourself a team player, and you have an 'all-hands-on-deck' attitude.

This role requires:

  • Experience working in childcare setting preferred
  • Minimum Diploma level qualification in Children's Services or equivalent
  • Well-developed time management, organisational, and data collection skills
  • Exceptional teamwork and communication skills
  • A sound understanding of early learning principles
  • Current valid driver's 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:

  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Opportunity to experience working in varied locations and teams

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.

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.

For more information refer to the Position Description - Community Worker Mornington Island (Surge Role).

How to apply

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We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking here.

Applications close Monday 2nd March 2020.

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