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Family Support Worker - Play2Learn

Save The Children

Across Australia, children are facing more and more challenges to their development and wellbeing. At Save the Children, we provide critical support to these vulnerable families throughout Adelaide. We need you to join our supported playgroup program, Play2Learn, which is the largest of our Early Childhood Care and Development programs in Australia and has been running for more than 30 years. 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. See here for information on our work across South Australia.

Where you come in:

In this part-time, fixed term position (12 months, for 28 hours/4 days per week), you'll collaborate with a diverse team to deliver the Play2Learn program to promote positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing. Based in our central Adelaide office, you'll report to our Team Leader for Early Childhood and Parenting.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing community-based group 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 or service-averse 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. You are experienced in early-intervention, community-based family support and casework. The ability to think on your feet will see you find solutions to complex situations, and 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' are flexible and most importantly, an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • Tertiary qualification in Counselling, Social Work or similar field (Diploma level minimum)
  • Proven understanding and experience in community-based and outreach family casework
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary, mobile team
  • Well-developed time management, data collection and reporting skills
  • Driver's licence (and a car available for work use)
  • Current DHS Working with Children clearance, Child Safe Environments and Responding to Abuse and Neglect certificates, and First Aid

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
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Additional annual leave options available

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 Play2Learn

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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