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Men's Healing and Wellbeing Worker - Multiple Locations

Save The Children

At Save the Children in the Gulf, we seek to create an environment that can help protect and ensure safety for our Aboriginal women and children who are at risk or affected by domestic and family violence.

To reduce the effect of domestic violence we need to work with the men who practice domestic and family violence and help them to change their behaviours towards women.

We have listened to Aboriginal elders and recognised leaders from the community who identify a return to culture and the return to traditional family principles and values as the way to change the behaviour of our men. Our aim is to show that family and domestic violence was not and is not cultural. By instilling a sense of pride, honour and tradition we will assist our men to regain cultural identity, in order to build stronger happy families.

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 working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.

Where you come in:

In these full-time, fixed-term positions (to end of December 2021, with potential for extension), you'll help deliver culturally appropriate support in partnership with Child Safety to Dads who have used violence, aimed at restoring respect and safety for women and children to support healing the family unit. You'll be a part of a go forward team eager to help build and restore Aboriginal communities through working with the males in our client groups. Your knowledge of both traditional Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and contemporary healing methods will see you lead your clients through a process of recovery to self, family and community.

We currently have three roles available, located in Mount Isa, Doomadgee and Mornington Island.

We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

You will make an impact by:

  • Creating and using culturally appropriate tools to engage participants with the program
  • Ensuring that the whole family is engaged and supported
  • Promoting healing and wellbeing within the individual and the community
  • Creating and using effective referral pathways

Does this sound like you?

You have a desire to make a positive local impact through your knowledge and understanding of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families. You hold strong connections throughout the community and understand the ongoing recurring issues. Your awareness of the other services available in the community will help you be flexible in your approach to truly provide healing and wellbeing to the participants and the wider community. You might also be looking to develop your skills through formalised qualifications.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated ability to promote healing and wellbeing within individuals
  • Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and their place in community
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Current valid driver's licence
  • Working with Children Check / Blue Card (or ability to obtain one)
  • Senior First Aid certificate (or ability to obtain one)

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. What we offer you:

  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Mentoring and support for you to make a difference
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Opportunity to gain qualifications such as a Certificate and / or Diploma

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. Please let us know in your cover letter which of the three locations you are interested in.

If you have further questions, please view the position description linked below or call Chris Ruyg on 0438 546 371, email christopher.ruyg@savethechildren.org.au, using the subject line: Men's Healing and Wellbeing Worker - Multiple Locations enquiry via EthicalJobs, or pop in and visit us at one of our offices:

  • 121 Marian Street, Mount Isa 4825
  • 2 Mukakiya Road, Gununa (Mornington Island) 4892
  • Goodeedawa Road, Doomadgee 4830

Position Description - Healing and Wellbeing 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. 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 Safeguarding here.

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