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Child and Family Advocate

Advertiser: Bravehearts3.2727 out of 53.3 overall rating (11 employee reviews) More jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
18 Nov 2020
Mackay & Coalfields
P/T + attractive salary + Bday off + Sal sacrifice
Work Type
Part Time
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

About the business

The Courage Project is a collaboration between Bravehearts and Mackay Women's Services (MWS) to provide a trauma informed mental health service for children under 14 years old who have and/or are experiencing physical and/or sexual abuse/assault and at risk of self-harm in the Mackay, Whitsunday and Isaac area. The Courage Project brings together over 45 years of collective experience protecting children and young people.

About the role

Reporting to the Practice Manager, the Child and Family Advocate will assist children and families affected by child sexual assault and/or physical violence.

The key areas of responsibilities include:

  • Provide assertive case management support to children, young people and their families through involvement with The Courage Project.
  • Advocate on behalf of and alongside children, young people and families as required.
  • Assist clients to receive services by telephone, in person or via outreach.
  • Provide crisis intervention and therapeutic support as required.
  • Assist clients to get involved in beneficial activities within their communities.
  • Develop community education programs and establish stakeholder forums.
  • Undertake travel across the Whitsunday Region to fulfill the duties of the role.

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Benefits and perks

Qualified and passionate staff are attracted to Bravehearts' culture where success is celebrated, life balanced and self-care is expected. There are many benefits when working for Bravehearts including:

  • In house clinical supervision
  • Monthly professional development days
  • Small annual allowance to put towards external professional development
  • A culture of self-care
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Paid birthday day off
  • Salary sacrifice options
  • Equal opportunities for all regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, culture or ethnic background

Skills and experience

  • Relevant Tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant field that has foundational knowledge in counselling and both family and system engagement skills; and
  • One to two years' work experience with children who have either experienced or witnessed trauma.
  • Excellent written, verbal and listening communication skills, as well as exceptional organisational and Microsoft office skills are essential to this role. A demonstrated understanding of child protection legislation relevant to service delivery is required.

Child-Safe organisation

As a child-safe organisation a candidate must possess a driver's licence and must have or be willing to apply for a Working with Children Check (Blue Card) and National Police Certificate.

If you are looking for that opportunity to make a difference to children's lives apply today via Seek ensuring to include a CV and cover letter explaining why YOU would be the right candidate for this role.

Applications considered upon submission.

People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?

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