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Family Support Worker - Echuca

Save The Children

Children are facing more and more challenges to their development. In Northern Victoria, Save the Children Australia provides critical support to vulnerable families.Working in our playgroup, you will provide 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 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, fixed term position (17 hours per week over 3 days until October 2021, with potential for extension), you'll play a critical support role for families and children in need. You will support children and families within our Play2Learn program, identify where additional assistance and external services are required, and provide information, support, and referral. Based in Echuca, you'll be part of our Australian Services team and report to our Team Leader, Children and Families.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing group and individual support to families from a child centred approach
  • Promoting positive parent/child relationships by role modelling, education, and practical support
  • Supporting families to access the assistance they need, when they need it
  • 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. 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:

  • Demonstrated experience working with families from diverse cultural and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Degree in Social Work and/or Diploma in Community Services, or equivalent experience in the field
  • Well-developed time management, organisational, and data collection skills
  • Proven understanding of early childhood issues and understanding of child development stages and influences
  • Exceptional communications skills and the ability to build lasting connections
  • A valid driver's licence (car available for work use)

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:

  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

Sound interesting?

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

Position Description - Family Support Worker

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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