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Family Support Worker - Brisbane Region

Save The Children

Save the Children Australia (SCA) is looking for passionate, flexible professionals to provide support to women, children and families across a number of our key programs in South East Queensland. SCA operates a number of refuge and outreach services that empower women and children escaping domestic violence to make their own choices free from the threat of violence.SCA works within a human and child rights and a child participatory approach and children are treated as individuals in their own right.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

Save the Children's vision is a world where every child attains the right to survival, protection, development and participation. Our values are Accountability; Ambition; Creativity; Collaboration; Integrity. 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 these casual positions, you'll have the opportunity to work with one or several teams to deliver programs and services that promote positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing. Working either in refuge or as part of mobile teams, you'll have options about where you'll be based, working across the Brisbane region with opportunities to deploy to other regions.

At Save the Children, we offer casuals flexibility and diversity in their roles and the opportunity to work across multiple programs alongside professionals of great skill and commitment in an organisation committed to living its values. Many of our casuals progress into longer term or permanent roles, so it can be a great place to start in the organisation!

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting parents, children and young people to recover from trauma, overcome disadvantage and live lives directed by their own choices
  • Supporting parents, children and young people to access whatever resources and support they need to realise their goals
  • Building meaningful, respectful connections with people from diverse cultural and socio economic backgrounds

Does this sound like you?

You're truly passionate about working in partnership with women, children and families to achieve their goals. You enjoy working in complex environments and are able to identify practical solutions to multifaceted problems. Your commitment to diversity and inclusivity will help you build strong connections with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You're highly adaptable and enthusiastic about ongoing development.

Selection Criteria:

  • Relevant qualification/s within the Human and/or Children's Service field
  • Demonstrated understanding of the effects of domestic violence on women and children including children's developmental needs is desirable
  • Experience providing family and individual support within case management frameworks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to collect and record qualitative and quantitative data within CRM systems
  • The ability to apply principles of diversity and inclusivity to practice

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:

  • Opportunity to apply for contract positions as they become available
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

Sound interesting?

Then we'd love to hear from you. Submit your application by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section. Applications must include:

  • A cover letter, making reference to the Selection Criteria listed above (maximum 2 pages);
  • Your CV.

Position Description - Family Support Worker, SEQ

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. 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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