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Intensive Family Support Workers - Devonport

Save The Children

1 in 5 Aussie kids are living in poverty and 15% of children live in families where nobody has a job. Children are facing more and more challenges to their development. At Save the Children, we provide critical support to these vulnerable families. Through the delivery of outreach and case management family support to vulnerable and disadvantaged families in North-West Tasmania, you'll build family capacity in a partnership service model, using strengths-based and family-centred approaches.

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've been operating in Tasmania for nearly 70 years, working with families, communities and children themselves to give them the best possible start. More information on our work in Tasmania is available here.

Where you come in:

In these casual positions, you will deliver support to parents across North-West Tasmania as part of our Intensive Family Engagement Service, which aims to provide support services to families at significant risk of entering the statutory Child Safety Service (CSS) system. As an Intensive Family Support Worker, you'll engage assertively and work intensively with the family and other key stakeholders including CSS, to overcome personal and/or environmental barriers to children's safety and build the strength, capacity and protections required for families to provide a safe and nurturing home environment for their children. You'll be based in Devonport and report to our Intensive Family Engagement Service programs Team Leader.

N.B.: While COVID-19 social distancing regulations are in place, the role is predominantly working remotely.

You will make an impact by:

  • Building family capacity by providing evidence-based parenting education programs
  • Working as part of a team providing parenting support in a family partnership service model
  • Building and maintaining strong networks, service delivery partnerships, and effective referral pathways
  • Providing evidence-based parenting information and education material

Does this sound like you?

… 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:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Health or allied areas (Diploma as minimum requirement)
  • Demonstrated experience working alongside families using partnership, strengths-based and family-centred approaches
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and families
  • Understanding of the importance of the "early years" and the impact of trauma on child development

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:

  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary

Position description - Intensive Family Support Worker (IFES)

How to apply

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking here.

Applications close on Wednesday 27th May 2020.

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.

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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