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Parent Support Worker - Ceduna

Save The Children

At Save the Children's Supported Accommodation service in Ceduna, we provide 24/7 safe accommodation, and work to strengthen parenting knowledge and skills, family health and wellbeing. Families under stress from a wide range of challenges need our safe and nurturing support. We need you to be part of our passionate local team and help families to address their challenges and work towards their goals.

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. See here for information on our work across South Australia.

Where you come in:

In this part-time (26.6 hours per week), fixed term position (until 31st December 2020, with potential extension) you'll work on the delivery, implementation, and review of the program's operations with particular attention to support for clients including intake, assessment and goal planning. Based in Ceduna, you'll play a key role in working with parents and other team members to create individualised tailored support plans, sourcing evidence based or highly regarded information to share with staff and families and determining and supporting referrals to appropriate agencies.

Working over a range of shifts, including late afternoon (4pm-8.30pm) and one weekend shift per week, you will be part of our Supported Accommodation team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Coordinating intake and induction for parents new to the service
  • Identifying and responding to support needs and barriers for families
  • Managing client goal setting and measuring progress
  • Providing regular direction for the Supported Accommodation team around tailored support plans and progress

If we could compose the perfect you:

You demonstrate the highest standards of behaviour towards children in both your private and professional life. You have an honest, friendly approach and can communicate with people from a wide range of backgrounds. You can problem solve in complex and demanding situations, and you have experience working collaboratively with clients and other services/agencies. You are a strong team player but are also comfortable working alone, and you're happy to work flexible hours and on weekends.

This role requires:

  • Experience working with Aboriginal families
  • Experience working collaboratively with clients and other services/agencies
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Someone passionate about the program who will strive to find flexible solutions
  • Current driver's licence and Working with Children Check
  • Tertiary qualification/s in Children's Services, Social Work, Health or Community Services, are preferred, however consideration will be given to experience or other relevant qualifications

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

For more information please view the Position Description - Parent Support Worker, Ceduna

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