- Job posted on: 15th Jan 2021
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Children are facing more and more challenges to their development. We provide critical support to vulnerable children and families through a variety of programs and the facilitation of community events, and we need you to provide 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. Save the Children has been creating better lives for children in New South Wales since we opened our first pre-school in 1962. See here for more information on our work across New South Wales.
In these part-time or full-time fixed term roles (up to 5 positions available through to end of December 2023, with potential for extension), you will play a critical support role for families and children in need. You will support children and families within our Family Connect and Support program, identify where additional assistance and external services are required, and provide information, support, and referral. Based in Wagga Wagga or Griffith (or with flexibility to work from home), you will be part of our Australian Services team and report to our Team Leader - Murrumbidgee Programs.
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 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 and please nominate your preferred location and time fraction.
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.