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Family Support Specialist - Devonport

Save The Children

Across Tasmania, children are facing more and more challenges to their development. At Save the Children, we provide critical support to families who need it most.Through a variety of programs and individual case management, you'll provide professional support to families with complex needs.This is your opportunity to help children reach their potential and give them a 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 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 position (2.5 days per week through to June 2023, with potential for extension), you'll be responsible for the day to day delivery of the Intensive Family Support Services (IFSS) program. Your work will focus on addressing the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged families who are assessed as at risk via the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line, with the aim of supporting vulnerable children to try to remain in their home so they are not removed by Child Safety Services. Based in Devonport, you'll work with our Integrated Family Support Services team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged families in their homes in Southern Tasmania
  • Providing case management support to families through outreach and home visits
  • Building family capacity in a family partnership service model, using strengths' and family-centred approaches
  • Providing evidence-based parenting information and education material

Does this sound like you?

You're truly passionate about standing up for children. Your experience in case management roles and ability to think on your feet will see you find solutions to complex situations. Your cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You have empathy, a 'can-do attitude' and most importantly, an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Health or allied areas (Diploma as minimum requirement)
  • Demonstrated experience working alongside families using partnership, strengths-based and family-centred approaches
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and families
  • Understanding of the importance of the "early years" and the impact of trauma on child development

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 leave benefits
  • Award rate salary (SCHADS 5.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply Now' section.

Position description - Family Support Specialist, IFSS.

More information on the program and the team that the role works in can be found in our Program Profile.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with our obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, prior to commencement of employment you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, 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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