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Community Worker

Jabiru Community Youth and Children's Services

About us:

We are a for-purpose social enterprise that provides community support to children, young people, their families and caregivers experiencing complex vulnerabilities of all backgrounds. Our organisation is committed to being an organisation which safeguards children and young people by providing an environment that is safe and always promotes the well-being of all children and young people.

The Role:

We are looking for a skilled tertiary qualified practitioner to join our Health & Wellbeing Team, in the role of Community Worker for our Children & Families Team.

This is a full-time (38 hrs) role starting as soon as possible until 30 June 2022.

This position will be paid under the Social Community Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010 at a Level 5.

The role and its team are located in a lovely space in Zillmere, North Brisbane.

Purpose of the Role:

  • Embed evidence-based early learning and development programs across Targeted Family Support, Integrated Service Delivery and Pathways to Early Learning and Development services, that support vulnerable families with children with multiple and complex needs from birth to eight years of age
  • Integrate evidence-based parent programs targeting vulnerable families to develop their capacities to care and protect children across Target Family Support, Integrated Service Delivery and Pathways to early learning and development

Program Information:

  • Integrated Early Years Service (IEYS) program brings together different disciplines and services into a comprehensive service delivery system for parents/carers and their children aged birth to eight years. IEYS program provides access to integrated services and supports that promote parents/carers wellbeing, parenting capacity and child/children's development.
  • Pathways to Early Learning Development (PELD) program provides a range of family-centred services that support parents/carers to achieve better developmental outcomes for their child/children aged from birth to five years. PELD aims to promote and protect the health, wellbeing and rights of all children and their families in their homes and communities, with a focus on those who may be vulnerable and/or at risk.
  • Targeted Family Support (TFS) program assists families and their children from birth to 18 years to care for and protect their children. TFS delivery consists of parenting programs that meet the needs of the community and community events developed to reach vulnerable families.

Skills and Attributes you will need:

  • A clearly articulated community and human services practice framework with demonstrated practical skills for individual, interpersonal, group, family and community work
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in delivering parenting programs (e.g., Circle of Security, Parents as Teachers, Nurtured Heart or other early years parenting programs)
  • Demonstrated knowledge in childhood development theories and their application applied in practice
  • Minimum 2 years demonstrated experience in case management and intensive support to children, families and caregivers experiencing vulnerabilities
  • Demonstrated knowledge in community development practice
  • High capability to build mutual relationships with stakeholders and partners to meet the team objectives
  • Proven ability to work within a multidisciplinary team and contribute actively and respectfully to team and wider organisation-based activities such as meetings, planning, project tasks, continuous improvement, training, and development
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in administration tasks, client management systems, Office 365 and Microsoft programs

What we can offer you:

  • A supportive, flexible and engaged workplace
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Access to salary packaging
  • Opportunities for on-going learning, development and both internal and external supervision

Mandatory requirements:

  • Tertiary qualified professional in Social Work, Human Services, Behavioural Science, Counselling or related fields with a minimum of 2 years of direct practice
  • Current Positive Notice Blue Card or the ability to obtain
  • Current QLD driver’s license

We encourage and welcome people who identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, people from culturally diverse backgrounds and capabilities to apply for this position.

Jabiru Community Youth and Children’s Services reserves the right to interview and appoint a suitable candidate prior to the closing date of this campaign.

*Due to the large number of applications, only successful candidates will be contacted via phone or email for an interview.

For more information – please contact Marian Cartwright on 0438 542 526 or email marian.cartwright@jabiru.org.au using the subject line: Community Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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