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Family Support Worker - Hobart

Save The Children

Across Tasmania, children are facing more and more challenges to their development. At Save the Children, we provide critical support to families who need it most.Through a variety of programs and individual case management, you'll provide professional support to families with complex needs.This is your opportunity to help children reach their potential and give them a 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 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 full time, fixed term role (until end of June 2022, with strong potential for extension), you'll work on addressing the needs of vulnerable and disadvantaged families who are assessed as at risk via the Strong Families Safe Kids Advice and Referral Line. You'll aim to build family capacity by providing professional support using partnership, outcomes-based, strengths' perspective and family-centred approaches. Based in Hobart, you'll work with our Integrated Family Support Services team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged families in their homes in Southern Tasmania
  • Providing case management support to families through outreach and home visits
  • Building family capacity in a family partnership service model, using strengths' and family-centred approaches.
  • Providing evidence-based parenting information and education material

Does this sound like you?

You're truly passionate about standing up for children. Your experience in case management roles 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)
  • Demonstrated experience working alongside families using partnership, strengths-based and family-centred approaches
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and families
  • Understanding of the importance of the "early years" and the impact of trauma on child development

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
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Award rate salary and full salary packaging benefits

Sound interesting?

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

Position Description - Family Support Worker Hobart

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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