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Family Support Worker - Wadeye

Save The Children

No two days are the same in Save the Children Australia's Intensive Family and Support Service (IFSS) in Wadeye. 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 (through to end of June 2021), you'll collaborate with IFSS 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 Wadeye, you'll be part of our NT Programs team and report to the Regional Manager.

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 resilient, not afraid of a challenge, and comfortable working in remote and rural settings.

This role requires:

  • Previous experience in family support working with high-risk families
  • Experience working with families 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
  • Experience working in rural and remote communities would be preferable

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:

  • Shared accommodation provided
  • Potential relocation assistance may be available
  • 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 on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Family Support Worker IFSS

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 Safeguardinghere.

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