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Family Support Specialist - Shepparton

Save The Children

Save the Children is well known for championing creative and innovative solutions to support all children and families to reach their full potential. We're on the search for an experienced and passionate family support specialist to join us in Shepparton as a part of our Children and Families team.

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 Victoria as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Victoria is available here.

Where you come in:

In this part-time, maximum term position (30.4 hours per week, through to end of June 2023 with potential for extension), you'll be part of the team delivering Play2Learn supported playgroups and working in the It Takes a Village program across the Greater Shepparton area.

Reporting to the Team Leader, DSS Northern Victoria, you'll ideally be based in the Shepparton area, with a willingness to travel in the region to deliver groups.

You will make an impact by:

  • Building family capacity by using partnership, outcomes based, strengths' perspective and client-centred approaches
  • Identifying where additional assistance and external services are required, providing appropriate information, support and referrals
  • Collaborating with team members to deliver programs and support services, promoting positive and culturally respectful approaches to parenting, and child and family wellbeing
  • Providing holistic case management, delivering support to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients and supporting relationships for favourable client outcomes
  • Identifying strengths, establishing goals for the program and reviewing clients' progress towards these goals

Does this sound like you?

You're a passionate family support practitioner, and you're passionate about early childhood development. Your infectious enthusiasm for your job will see you actively seeking out families in need of support, and you're a team player with an 'all-hands-on-deck' attitude. Importantly, your exceptional cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.

This role requires:

  • Degree/Diploma qualification in a relevant field such as Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or Social Sciences, or significant equivalent experience
  • Experience in working with low socio-economic and socially or geographically isolated families
  • Demonstrated experience in using a strength-based and trauma informed approach when working with families
  • Strong connections to our local Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities
  • Ability to speak a language other than English (ideally Dari or Farsi) would be a strong advantage

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:

  • Award rate salary (SCHADS Level 4.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment, including working from home where possible (WFH)

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

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' section below.

Position Description - Family Support Specialist - Children and Families Shepparton

For more information about the program and the team that the role will work in, see our Program Profile.

For any queries about this position, please contact Evelyn Grass, Team Leader, on 0439097496 or evelyn.grass@savethechildren.org.au using the subject line: Family Support Specialist - Shepparton enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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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