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Senior Practitioner - DFV / CALD Specialist

Save The Children

No two days are the same in Save the Children Australia's Secondary to Intensive Family Support program (S-IFS) in the Brisbane region for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities. We need you to provide culturally appropriate support to people who have experienced domestic and family violence. In this varied and challenging role, prioritisation of victim safety is critical and will impact on the lives of families who have experienced abuse.

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 this full-time, fixed-term position (through to end of March 2022), you'll hold a small case load of complex clients experiencing domestic and family violence (DFV) and provide technical support and strategies to the S-IFS team, including supporting the identification of DFV and strategies to support families. Based in Brisbane, with travel across Brisbane North and Brisbane Southwest program locations, you'll be part of the CALD Secondary to Intensive Family Support team and report to the Regional Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Routinely conducting risk assessment where domestic and family violence is identified
  • Providing support for adults and children experiencing or at risk of experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Providing mentoring / coaching assistance to the team as required
  • Developing strong networks and referral pathways to support desired outcomes
  • Collecting and recording information for the purpose of accountability, evaluation and reporting

Does this sound like you?

You're experienced in working alongside children and families who have experienced DFV, and you're committed to making a positive impact within the community. Your cultural awareness and knowledge coupled with your understanding of legislation and familiarity with services will see you be aware of issues and identify emerging trends. Your flexibility in your approach will see you meet the diverse needs of the client groups.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, understanding and experience working alongside children and families who have experienced DFV and trauma
  • Cultural awareness and knowledge, including effective communication with Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people and communities
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation
  • Experience and understanding of the importance of the "early years" and the impact of trauma on child development
  • A Bachelor of Social Work, Psychology or relevant Human Service Qualification and/or significant experience in a similar service

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 and career development opportunities
  • Secondment opportunities to other SCA programs to boost your professional development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment and a culture based on staff health and wellbeing
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter addressing the role requirements above and CV by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Senior Practitioner

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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