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Facilitator, Children and Youth - Tamworth Region

Save The Children

When disasters strike, children are always the most vulnerable. That's why Save the Children stands ready to deploy, providing immediate psychosocial support and staying as long as it takes to help children and families recover from their losses, restore their lives and build their resilience for years to come. Our Journey of Hope (JoH) program works with children to help them manage the impact of COVID-19 and the 2019-2020 bushfires, led by facilitators who are professionally trained in managing child trauma.

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 a bushfire, earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground.

Where you come in:

In this part-time, fixed term position (15.2 hours over Monday and Tuesday, until April 2022, with potential for extension), you'll work in partnership with a Senior Facilitator to deliver the JoH program throughout the Tamworth region - covering areas such as Walcha and Armidale as well. You'll work in collaboration with schools and early childhood providers, ensuring high quality service delivery in accordance with the agreed implementation plan. The role is based partly remotely (e.g. from home or on the road, travelling between delivery locations) and partly in schools and early learning centres.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering Journey of Hope sessions together with a Senior Facilitator to pre-school, primary and secondary school-aged children in the allotted geographical area, as well as running sessions with parents and caregivers
  • Ensuring quality service delivery in-line with Journey of Hope guidelines, contractual requirements and stakeholder expectations
  • Reporting concerns of participants who are suspected to be in need of mental health support
  • Consulting regularly with local communities, professionals, service providers and referral services to ensure our programs / services are meeting local needs

Does this sound like you?

You respond calmly to crisis situations, and your background is in Early Years, Social Work or a similar field. Your strong interpersonal skills mean you'll work seamlessly in partnership with a Senior Facilitator, and you're committed to high standards of service delivery. You're proactive and creative, and you're comfortable working with children of all ages. Finally, you're an independent self-starter who is happy to work remotely when not delivering programs.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in working with children and families who have experienced trauma
  • Experience working in stressful and changing environments
  • High level of communication and organisational skills
  • A degree or diploma qualification in a relevant field would be desirable
  • Valid driver's licence and willingness to travel to schools and early childhood providers in the region to deliver programs

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:

  • Festive leave in addition to regular leave benefits
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Child friendly work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions

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. Please note that previous experience working with children and/or teenagers is a mandatory requirement for this role.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis so please don't delay in applying!

Position Description - Facilitator, Journey of Hope

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 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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