- Job posted on: 31st Jul 2020
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Wanted: Role Models. At Save the Children in Brisbane, we work in partnership with the Youth Advocacy Centre to support young people within the youth justice system. We need you to work closely with them and encourage them to take the steps to become the best they can be. Help us support the safety, wellbeing, resilience and development of at-risk children and young people.
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.
In this part-time, fixed term position (4 days a week for 12 months, with potential for extension), based in Brisbane, you'll deliver group activities and individual support that aim to promote social behaviour and help to prevent juvenile crime. As part of our Bail and Order Support Service team, you'll work alongside our Save the Children Case Manager, our community partners and Youth Justice to provide advocacy, mentoring and practical support to young people involved with the Youth Justice system, supporting them to overcome barriers that may be contributing to reoffending and antisocial behaviours. You'll be part of our Youth team and report to our Youth Programs Team Leader.
You will make an impact by:
Your empathy, creativity and motivation to see young people grow help you to implement a varied program of engaging activities. Your cultural sensitivity, understanding and remarkable communication skills make you the ideal representative of Save the Children and see you nurture engagement from young people, their families and the wider community. You consider yourself a team player, have a 'can-do' attitude and demonstrate an infectious enthusiasm for your job.
This role requires:
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:
We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.
Position Description - Youth Worker, BOSS.
Tracking code: 2840-689
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.
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.