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Child and Youth Worker - Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service - Mareeba

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  • Make a difference in the lives of people affected by domestic violence
  • Join a supportive team of professionals who are passionate about ending domestic and family violence
  • Attractive remuneration circa $72,847 (pro-rata) plus 10% super and salary sacrifice options!

About the Organisation

Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service Inc. (CRDVS) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to using its specialist knowledge and skills to prevent domestic and family violence in the community and to empower those affected by it.

Established in 1987, CRDVS has grown from a small team of volunteers to become one of the first four Regional Domestic Violence Services to receive funding from the Queensland government in 1992. Led by a Board and with 25 staff, the organisation provides a free, confidential and highly professional service for family members who are currently or who have experienced, domestic and family violence.

CRDVS is a child safe organisation and all children who come into contact with their services will be provided with a welcoming and safe service.

The service is staffed by a close-knit team of qualified professionals with experience in adult and child counselling, court support and training. Their vision is clear, and at the heart of everything they do:

"Making a difference – bringing domestic and family violence to an end"

About the Opportunity

Cairns Regional Domestic Violence Service Inc. (CRDVS) has a rewarding opportunity for a Child & Youth Worker to join their team based in Mareeba. This is a part-time opportunity (0.8 FTE) required 60 hours per fortnight.

In this role you will be primarily responsible for performing a range of specialist interventions with children and young people who have experienced domestic and/or family violence in order to reduce the impact and trauma of domestic and family violence on them.

More specifically, your duties will include:

  • Developing and providing appropriate, specialised face to face counselling, group work and crisis support for children and young people who have been affected by domestic violence;
  • Working flexibly with a variety of modalities, including Trauma Informed Practice, appropriate to counselling children and young people who have experienced or witnessed domestic and/or family violence as their individual needs and learning styles dictate;
  • Providing information and support to carers of child witnesses of domestic and/or family violence, individually and in group settings;
  • Advocating for clients and developing and maintaining links and networks with other organisations to provide effective services and improve coordination of appropriate responses to domestic and family violence;
  • Developing and maintaining professional training materials and client resources;
  • Providing phone and face to face crisis support, advocacy, information and referral to people experiencing domestic and family violence;
  • Preparing and maintaining confidential records of client work including case management plans, reports and assessments; and
  • Enhancing greater community awareness of domestic and family violence and the effects it has on children and young people by participating in community education.

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About You

The ideal candidate will have appropriate tertiary qualifications in the social or behavioural sciences (e.g. Psychology, Social Work, Art Therapy, Counselling) or a related discipline and will have substantial experience in providing counselling interventions and support specifically to children and young people. You will have in-depth knowledge, analysis and understanding of domestic and family violence and its effects on women, children and adolescents, as well as other issues affecting child welfare such as child abuse and neglect.

You will have a demonstrated understanding of developmental stages for children, adolescents and families, and the ability to articulate a number of theoretical frameworks from different counselling models, including trauma-informed practice.

CRDVS requires a resilient applicant with good coping mechanisms, an initiative and creative energy. You must have outstanding interpersonal and team building skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues, clients, families, government and non-government agencies and the general public. Also required are computer literacy skills, including Microsoft Office applications.

Please Note: All applicants must hold (or obtain) a current C Class driver's licence, a Working With Children Card and a formal police criminal history check.

About the Benefits

In return, you will be rewarded with attractive remuneration of $72,847 (pro-rata) plus 10%super and the opportunity to increase the value of your take-home pay with salary sacrifice options. You'll also enjoy an excellent work/life balance!

If you are looking for a meaningful and personally satisfying role, this is it. CRDVS offers a supportive and flexible workplace, with a team of professionals that is passionately devoted to ending domestic and family violence in the community. The organisation is proud of its close-knit team culture, indicative of not just the personal reward in the work, but the supportiveness of the team.

This is your chance to help support people who have experienced domestic & family violence. Make a genuine difference - Apply Now!

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