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Child and Family Advocate - Springwood

Bravehearts
  • 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

Child-Safe organisation

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.

How to apply

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