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Intensive Family Support Worker - Darwin

Save The Children

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.

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. For more information on our work in the NT, see here.

Where you come in:

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 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

If we could compose the perfect you…

… 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.

This role requires:

  • Previous experience as a community development practitioner working with high-risk families, including exposure to domestic and family violence
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills, including the ability to negotiate and advocate on behalf of families
  • Strong record keeping and case noting skills
  • A current valid driver's licence
  • Qualification in a relevant field such as Psychology, Social Work, Human Services or Social Science would be 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
  • Award rate salary
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Full salary packaging benefits

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.

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