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Facilitator - Children and Youth - Bushfire Response - East Gippsland

Save The Children

When disasters strike, children are always the most vulnerable. That's why Save the Children stands ready to deploy, providing immediate psychosocial support and staying as long as it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives and build their resilience for years to come. Our newly established Journey of Hope (JoH) program works directly with children in schools, led by early years facilitators.

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 run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like a bushfire, earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this full-time (preferably), fixed term position (six months, with potential to extend), you'll work in partnership with a Senior Facilitator to deliver the JoH program throughout the East Gippsland region. You'll work in collaboration with schools and early childhood providers, ensuring high quality service delivery in accordance with the agreed implementation plan. You'll work in the fire affected communities around East Gippsland, and will report to our Team Leader - Journey of Hope.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering Journey of Hope sessions together with a Senior Facilitator to primary and secondary school-aged children at schools in the allotted geographical area, as well as running sessions with parents and caregivers in childcare centres
  • Ensuring quality service delivery in-line with Journey of Hope guidelines, contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations
  • Reporting concerns of participants who are suspected to be in need of mental health support
  • Consulting regularly with local communities, professionals, service providers and referral services to ensure our programs / services are meeting local needs

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You respond calmly to crisis situations, and your background is in Early Years, Social Work or a similar field. Your strong interpersonal skills mean you'll work seamlessly in partnership with a Senior Facilitator, and you're committed to high standards of service delivery. You're proactive and creative, and you're comfortable working with children of all ages.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and families who have experienced trauma
  • Experience working in stressful and changing environments
  • High level of communication and organisational skills
  • A degree or diploma qualification in a relevant field would be desirable
  • Valid driver's licence and prepared to travel in the region

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
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

Position Description - Facilitator, Journey of Hope Bairnsdale

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.

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