- Job posted on: 30th Mar 2020
- Applications close:
Do you want to be part of an exciting opportunity and the changing landscape of family violence? Do you want to be part of an organisation that is committed to improving outcomes and quality of life for women and children experiencing family violence? Do you want to work in a supportive environment that values and trains it’s team members? Safe Futures is seeking a suitably qualified and experienced full time Children’s Worker Women and Children’s Services to augment our new 24 hour state of the art, purpose built Refuge and Emergency Accommodation Service located in Wyndham.
Safe Futures Foundation is a not for profit Specialist Family Violence Organisation that provides frontline services to women and children to help them escape control, abuse and violence and rebuild their lives. We have been responding to family violence and changing people’s stories for over 40 years. We operate across 2 main sites in Melbourne’s Eastern suburbs and our new site in the Western region. We are funded by the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Foundation supports women and children through three key programs:
Safe Futures is committed to protecting the safety and wellbeing of all children and young people and complies with Victorian child safe standards
Working as part of a dynamic team the Children’s worker at SFF has the primary responsibility to co-ordinate and deliver services for children with complex needs, experiencing family violence and are accessing Safe Futures Foundation Intake and emergency response accommodation.
The children’s worker is required to complete MARAM risk assessments, safety and case plans and work closely with Women’s case workers to deliver an integrated approach to service delivery for families.
The role includes the provision of advocacy and support for children and co-ordination of specialist and community-based services to assist with trauma and developmental needs. The children’s worker will also co-ordinate activities onsite and offsite for children, support staff in responding to children’s needs, support women with parenting concerns and link children to educational activities. The role will develop working relationships with key agencies including DHHS child protection and family services to ensure the safety of the children using the “best Interests” framework.
A tertiary qualification in Social work, Psychology, Early Childhood development or education or equivalent.
Experience working in the Family Violence sector.
All applicants must have a valid Working with Children’s check, current Drivers Licence and appointment to this position is subject to a National Police check.