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Family Support Worker - Port Lincoln

Save The Children

No day is the same in Save the Children's Children and Parenting Support services, where you will run mobile supported Play2Learn playgroups across the local community. You will work as part of a small and dedicated team, providing support for children and families who are facing challenges to their development and wellbeing.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 run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground. See here for information on our work across South Australia.

Where you come in:

In this part-time, fixed term position (2-3 days per week through to June 2023), you'll run playgroups in the community and collaborate with our Port Lincoln Children and Parenting Support team to deliver our mobile Play2Learn playgroups, promoting positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing. You'll engage with the local community and develop confidence in the support network we are proud to deliver. Based in our Port Lincoln office, you'll also work in locations around Port Lincoln where families can access playgroups. You will be part of a small supportive team, and report to our Regional Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing community-based group and casework support with families
  • Building connections with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Supporting families to access the assistance they need, when they need it
  • Actively encouraging families to engage with our programs and other services
  • Working collaboratively with program partners
  • Collecting and entering client data and case notes

Does this sound like you?

You are truly passionate about standing up for children. You have experience in family support and early intervention and are looking to develop your skills. You enjoy being out in the community and thrive on meeting new people and building relationships. You have strong cultural knowledge which helps you to engage with families and promote family wellbeing.

This role requires:

  • Experience in community-based and outreach family casework
  • Tertiary qualification in a related discipline, or equivalent experience
  • Highly developed relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Strong data collection and case noting skills
  • DHS Child Related Employment Clearance, essential
  • Qualified facilitator in Bringing Up Great Kids, Circle of Security, or other accredited parenting program, highly desirable

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
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • 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

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, 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.

Please note, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position may be filled prior to the listed closing date if our preferred candidate is identified early.

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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