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Family Support Worker - Darwin

Save The Children

No day is the same in Save the Children Australia's Intensive Family and Parenting Service (IFPS) in Darwin. You'll work as part of a passionate local team, providing critical support for families of children who may be at risk. This is an exciting opportunity to use your skills and experience to make a difference.

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. In the Northern Territory, we support families by tackling issues at a community level to help children get the best start in life. See here for more information on our work across the Territory.

Where you come in:

In this full-time, fixed term role (12 months, with potential for extension), you'll collaborate with IFPS team members to deliver family support services, where a child up to the age of 18 has been identified as experiencing or being at very high risk of experiencing neglect or have had contact with the child protection system. You'll work with the team to promote positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing. Based in Darwin, you'll be part of our NT Programs team and report to the IFPS 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
  • Actively encouraging vulnerable, detached or fearful families to engage with our programs
  • Establishing relationships with the local community to mobilise and build capacity
  • Collecting and recording data

Does this sound like you?

… You're an enthusiastic and committed support worker with demonstrated experience in working alongside families to achieve agreed outcomes. Your highly developed cultural awareness and sensitivity, partnered with excellent communication skills, will enable you to build community networks and lasting relationships. You're not afraid of a challenge and constantly seek to grow and develop.

This role requires:

  • Previous experience in family support working with high-risk families
  • Experience working with families and children from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
  • Ability to support and empathise with people, as well as build lasting connections
  • Ability to keep accurate records of work undertaken, including entering and maintaining information in an electronic database
  • Qualification in Counselling, Social Work, Health or relevant field (degree as minimum)
  • A current valid 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:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Full salary packaging benefits

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking Apply Now below.

For more information, contact Simon Cassidy on simon.cassidy@savethechildren.org.au, using the subject line: Family Support Worker - Darwin enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Position Description - Family Support Worker IFPS.

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.

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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