- Job posted on: 22nd Jan 2020
- Applications close:
Save the Children Australia's Family Support programs work with families who are at risk of statutory intervention, to provide critical support when it's most needed. In this key role, you'll work as part of a passionate, committed team who are dedicated to making a difference in the local community.
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. For more information on our work in the NT, see here.
In this full-time, fixed term position (until 30 June 2020, with potential for extension) based in Darwin, you'll work with families where a child up to the age of 18 has been identified as experiencing or being at very high risk of experiencing neglect. You'll provide support and skills development for families whose children are at risk of, or have had contact with, the child protection system, with the aim of avoiding statutory intervention. You'll be part of our NT Programs team and report to the Team Leader of our Family Support Work programs.
… You're an enthusiastic family support worker with demonstrated experience in working alongside families from diverse backgrounds, using a partnership, strengths-based and family-centred approach. Your highly developed cultural awareness and sensitivity, partnered with excellent communication skills, will enable you to build community networks and lasting relationships. You're not afraid of a challenge and constantly seek to grow and develop.
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:
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.
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.
For more information refer to the Position Description - Intensive Family Support Worker.