- Part-time role, 38 hours per fortnight
Reporting to the Director of Therapeutic Services, 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.
- 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.
For a full copy of the Position Description please visit bravehearts.org.au/careers.
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
- NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
- Paid birthday day off
- A culture of self-care
- Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
- Onsite car parking
- An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
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
You must possess a drivers license and must have a Working with Children Check (Blue Card), National Police Certificate. You also need to demonstrate your right to work in Australia.
You are required to have a the combined Worker Screening card to commence employment at Bravehearts in Queensland. Please visit workerscreening.communities.qld.gov.au.
People from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, and diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.