- Job posted on: 20th Jan 2021
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Across Australia, children are facing more and more challenges to their development. In Kilcoy, Save the Children provides critical support to vulnerable families.Working in our supported playgroup program, Play2Learn, you'll provide much-needed professional support to families with complex needs. This is your chance to help children reach their potential.
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.
In this part-time, maximum term position (22.8 hours per week from Tuesday to Thursday, until end of February 2022), you'll play a critical support role for families and children in need. You'll support children and families within our Play2Learn program, identify where additional assistance and external services are required, and provide information, support, and referrals. Based in Kilcoy, you'll be part of our Australian Services team and report to our Team Leader.
You will make an impact by:
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 and local community 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:
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:
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 - Kilcoy
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.