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Community Engagement Worker - Townsville

Save The Children

1 in 5 Aussie kids are living in poverty and 15% of children live in families where nobody has a job. Children are facing more and more challenges to their development. At Save the Children in Townsville, we provide critical support to these children and families through a variety of programs. This is your chance to help children reach their potential and have the best possible chance to thrive.

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 safe, living a life free from abuse and neglect. 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, maximum term position (10 hours a week during school terms, until end of June 2023) you'll help to engage and connect families living in Vincent, Gulliver and Currajong with appropriate support services. You'll build strong rapport with families to help in overcoming the barriers that prevent them from accessing support. With lack of transport often being one of the biggest barriers for families, you'll also be available to provide transport to weekly playgroup sessions.

You will make an impact by:

  • Connecting with local families, building relationships and supporting them to attend programs
  • Ensuring a high level of health and safety standards are maintained at all times
  • Providing transport for families to attend weekly Play2Learn sessions

Does this sound like you?

You have experience working with children and families, and the ability to think on your feet, which allows you to find solutions to complex situations. Your cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with children and families from varying cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You consider yourself a team player, and you have an 'all-hands-on-deck' attitude.

This role requires:

  • Ability to build partnerships with local families and stakeholders
  • Well-developed time management skills
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills
  • Current valid driver's licence
  • Current Blue Card or ability to obtain

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

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the Apply Now button.

Position Description - Community Engagement Worker Townsville

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society - in race, ethnicity, gender, age, 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.  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 Protection 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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