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Child Support Worker - Crisis Accommodation

Save The Children

At Save the Children, we're passionate about supporting those affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) to rebuild their lives. At our Bridges crisis accommodation service in Brisbane, we provide women and children escaping DFV with urgent safe accommodation when they have nowhere else to go. Save the Children is one of the largest providers of DFV refuge services in Queensland - be part of this dynamic network of teams working together to deliver high quality support to women and children escaping 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 part time (4 days per week) parental leave cover position through to July 2022, you'll work as part of a team to provide coordinated support to families. You'll provide crisis intervention and support to children who have witnessed domestic and family violence and collaborate with their carer, implementing our trauma informed child-focused framework. You'll be required to take part in a rotating roster working between 7am and 10pm Monday to Saturday. There are also additional rostered on call responsibilities.
You will make an impact by:

  • Directly supporting children and young people experiencing DFV to enjoy safer lives
  • Conducting group activities that will support parent/child attachment and healthy development
  • 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

Does this sound like you?

You have experience within the domestic and family violence sector and are passionate about children's rights. You know how to respond well in crisis and how to work with children who have experienced trauma. You're able to work independently and take initiative while working within the role boundaries.

This role requires:

  • Degree qualification in Children's Services or relevant Human Services field (there may be some flexibility on this requirement if you can demonstrate significant experience in a similar service)
  • 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
  • Flexibility to work required shifts
  • 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:

  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Opportunity to experience working in varied locations and teams

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

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 Safeguarding here.

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