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Family Support Worker - Bowen

Save The Children

Across Australia, children are facing more and more challenges to their development. In Bowen, Save the Children provides critical support to vulnerable families.Working in our supported playgroup program and in group settings such as parenting workshops, you'll provide much-needed professional support to families with complex needs. This is your chance to help children reach their potential.

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 part-time, fixed term position (26 hours per week, until 30 June 2021, with strong potential for extension), you'll co-ordinate the planning, implementation and review of culturally appropriate developmental play and learning experiences for children. You will provide support and information to parents on developmental issues and make appropriate referrals to other health, education and welfare agencies. You'll develop strong local community networks and be an enthusiastic advocate for the program. Based in Bowen, you'll be part of our North Queensland programs team and report to the Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing group and individual support to families from a child centred approach
  • Building strong, lasting connections with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Supporting families to access the assistance they need, when they need it
  • Providing leadership and support to our Early Childhood Educator
  • Actively encouraging vulnerable, detached or fearful families to engage with our programs
  • Collecting and recording data and information for accountability, evaluation and reporting

Does this sound like you?

You're truly passionate about standing up for children, and your exceptional cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. Working in a regional program with a high level of autonomy and self-motivation will come naturally to you. You have empathy, a 'can-do attitude' and most importantly, an infectious enthusiasm for your job which will see you actively seeking out families in need of support.

This role requires:

  • Diploma in a relevant field would be preferred, or significant relevant experience
  • Well-developed time management, organisational and data collection skills
  • Proven understanding of child development stages and influences
  • Exceptional communications skills and the ability to build lasting connections
  • 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:

  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • 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' section.

Position Description - Family Support Worker Bowen

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. 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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