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Family Support Worker

Save The Children

Across Tasmania, children are facing more and more challenges to their development. At Save the Children, we provide critical support to these vulnerable families. Through a variety of programs, you'll provide professional support to families with complex needs. This is your chance to help children reach their potential.

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 operating in Tasmania for nearly 70 years, working with families, communities and children themselves to give them the best possible start. More information on our work in Tasmania is available here.

Where you come in:

In this part time, fixed term position (4 days per week, until June 2023), you'll collaborate with a Child Development Specialist to deliver services that promote positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing and strengthen links to the community. While based in Hobart, you'll provide support to families in Glenorchy and Clarence local government areas, and will report to our Children and Family Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing individual strengths-based and trauma informed support to families
  • Building strong, lasting connections with people from diverse cultural and economic backgrounds
  • Supporting families to access the assistance they need, and proactively developing strong relationships with other service providers
  • Actively encouraging vulnerable, detached or fearful families to engage with our programs

Does this sound like you?

You're truly passionate about standing up for children. Your experience working with families and ability to think on your feet will see you find solutions to complex situations. Your cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You have empathy, a 'can-do attitude' and most importantly, an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • Formal tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Health or allied areas (Diploma as minimum requirement)
  • Well-developed time management, organisational and data collection skills
  • Understanding of the importance of child development
  • Exceptional communications skills and the ability to build lasting connections
  • Driver's licence (a car will be provided for work use)

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
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits

Sound interesting?

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

Position description - Family Support Worker

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. 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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