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Child Support Worker - Ceduna

Save The Children

At Save the Children's Supported Accommodation service in Ceduna, we provide safe accommodation, and work to strengthen parenting knowledge and skills, family health and wellbeing. Families under stress from a wide range of challenges need our safe and nurturing support. We need you to be part of our passionate local team and help families to address their challenges and work towards their goals.

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 run programs in Australia and overseas and, if there's a disaster - like an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground. See here for information on our work across South Australia.

Where you come in:

In this part-time fixed term (30-38 hours per week through to end of September 2021) position, based in our Ceduna office, you'll support positive outcomes for families by assisting with the delivery, implementation, and review of the program's operations with particular attention to support for children and their rights. You'll be part of our Ceduna team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Identifying and responding to the needs of children in the program in partnership with their caregiver/s
  • Providing direction for the Supported Accommodation team around tailored support plans, age-appropriate activities and progress
  • Supporting and promoting attachment within families accessing the service
  • Assisting with day-to-day operations of the program

Does this sound like you?

You are passionate, flexible, and friendly with a demonstrated ability to think on your feet to find solutions. Your relationship and communication skills mean you can work with people from a variety of backgrounds. You're committed to ensuring service delivery to children and their families is of high quality. You're active, creative and flexible in your approach to working with children and families and are not afraid of a challenge.

This role requires:

  • A strong passion for service quality with a solution-focused mindset
  • Experience working with Aboriginal families
  • Experience working collaboratively with clients and other services/agencies
  • Strong interpersonal skills and an honest, friendly approach
  • Availability to work Saturdays or Sundays on roster basis
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A valid 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
  • Award rate salary and full salary packaging benefits
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Friendly and flexible working environment
  • After hours remuneration benefits for weekend work

Sound interesting?

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

Position Description - Child Support Worker

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, disability, 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. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work. 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 Safeguardinghere.

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