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Child Support Specialist - Mount Isa

Save The Children

At Save the Children, we want all children to be able to live a life free from violence and neglect. We're one of the largest providers of Domestic and Family Violence services in Queensland, and we need you to be part of this dynamic network of teams working together to deliver high quality support. In this varied and challenging role in our DFV Support programs in Mount Isa and the Gulf region, you'll work directly with children and young people escaping domestic and family violence.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We're ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children's rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. We've been working with families and communities in Queensland as a trusted support for children for nearly 70 years. More information on our work in Queensland is available here.

Where you come in:

In this full time, permanent position, you'll work as part of a team to provide coordinated support to families within the Domestic Family Violence and Court Support program and via outreach work, with a specific focus on the needs of children. You'll assist children to overcome the impact of witnessing DFV and collaborate with their carer, implementing our trauma informed child-focused framework. Working 38 hours per week Monday to Friday, you'll be flexible to work weekdays between the hours of 8.30am and 5pm.

You will make an impact by:

  • Directly supporting children and young people experiencing DFV to enjoy safer lives and healthy relationships through conducting risk and needs assessments and providing case management support
  • Enhancing child focused practice in the region both within Save the Children and more broadly in the community
  • Connecting families with the services they need and providing appropriate referrals
  • Working in collaboration with the broader DFV team to provide support to parents and carers

Does this sound like you?

You have experience within the domestic and family violence sector and you're passionate about children's rights. You respond well in a crisis, and you have a deep understanding of how to work with children and young people who have experienced trauma. You're able to work independently and take initiative while working within the role boundaries.

This role requires:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field (Diploma in Community Services or similar as minimum requirement)
  • Solid understanding of child development and the impact of trauma on children and young people
  • Experience working with children and young people from a child-centred framework
  • Excellent cultural awareness and knowledge, including the ability to work effectively with and within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities
  • Current driver's licence

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It's the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 4.1) plus 10% super
  • Full salary packaging benefits
  • Additional annual leave options available

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking Apply Now and selecting one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Child Support Specialist, DFV Programs

More information on the team and program that the role works in is available in our Program Profile.

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs - and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices. We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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