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Family Support Worker - Smithton

Advertiser: Save the Children Australia3.8 out of 53.8 overall rating (47 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
12 Jun 2019
Location
Devonport & North West
Salary
Full salary packaging benefits available
Work Type
Contract/Temp
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Family Support Worker - Smithton

Children are facing more and more challenges to their development. We provide critical support to these vulnerable families. Through a variety of programs and the facilitation of community events, you will provide professional support to families with complex needs. This is your chance to help children reach their potential.

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 run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this part time, fixed term position (3 days a week, until February 2020), you will collaborate with an Early Childhood Worker to deliver programs and services that promote positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing. You will strengthen links to the community and develop confidence in the support network. Based in Smithton, with regular visits to King Island, you will work in our Play2Learn team and report to our Regional Coordinator.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing group and individual support to families
  • Working with the Early Childhood Educator to facilitate supported playgroups
  • Building strong, lasting connections with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Supporting families to access the assistance they need, and proactively developing strong relationships with other service providers
  • Actively encouraging vulnerable, detached or fearful families to engage with our programs

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You are truly passionate about standing up for children. Your ability experience working with families and ability to think on your feet will see you find solutions to complex situations. Your exceptional cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You have empathy, a ‘can-do attitude’ and most importantly, an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Health or allied areas (Diploma as minimum requirement)
  • Well-developed time management, organisational and data collection skills
  • Understanding of the importance of child development
  • Exceptional communications skills and the ability to build lasting connections
  • Driver’s licence (car will be provided for work use)

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
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Award rate salary and full salary packaging benefits

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. View more information about the role and submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button.

We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications close Tuesday 25th June 2019.

Position Description - Family Support 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.

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.

Children are facing more and more challenges to their development. We provide critical support to these vulnerable families. Through a variety of programs and the facilitation of community events, you will provide professional support to families with complex needs. This is your chance to help children reach their potential.

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 run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there’s a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this part time, fixed term position (3 days a week, until February 2020), you will collaborate with an Early Childhood Worker to deliver programs and services that promote positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing. You will strengthen links to the community and develop confidence in the support network. Based in Smithton, with regular visits to King Island, you will work in our Play2Learn team and report to our Regional Coordinator.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing group and individual support to families
  • Working with the Early Childhood Educator to facilitate supported playgroups
  • Building strong, lasting connections with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Supporting families to access the assistance they need, and proactively developing strong relationships with other service providers
  • Actively encouraging vulnerable, detached or fearful families to engage with our programs

If we could compose the perfect you…

… You are truly passionate about standing up for children. Your ability experience working with families and ability to think on your feet will see you find solutions to complex situations. Your exceptional cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You have empathy, a ‘can-do attitude’ and most importantly, an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Health or allied areas (Diploma as minimum requirement)
  • Well-developed time management, organisational and data collection skills
  • Understanding of the importance of child development
  • Exceptional communications skills and the ability to build lasting connections
  • Driver’s licence (car will be provided for work use)

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
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Award rate salary and full salary packaging benefits

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. View more information about the role and submit your resume and cover letter by clicking on the ‘Apply’ button.

We know diversity makes a positive difference, and we encourage people from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and other diverse backgrounds to apply.

Applications close Tuesday 25th June 2019.

Position Description - Family Support 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.

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.

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