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Family Support Worker - Newman

Save The Children

We need a passionate, committed worker to work with children and their families as part of the Solid Families Program based in the Pilbara town of Newman. Bring your family centred-approach and work with parents' strengths to improve parenting skills and capacity. Foster lasting links with the community and encourage active engagement with all parents. This is your chance to support children to reach their potential and to hone your skills working with vulnerable and isolated families in Western Australia.

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. Across Western Australia, we support families by tackling issues at a community level to help children get the best start in life. See here for more information on our work across WA.

Where you come in:

In this full time, maximum term position (through to June 2023) based in Newman, you'll deliver programs and services that promote positive approaches to parenting and family wellbeing. Reporting to the Team Leader who is based in Perth (but visits regularly), your role will work closely with the community and aim to develop confidence in the support network that we deliver. Newman is the largest inland town in the Pilbara region. A modern town with a thriving population of 5,000, Newman is based in the heart of the Opthalmia ranges and is 192km from Karijini National Park. The traditional owners of the Newman area are the Nyiyaparli people who have conferred custodianship to the Martu people.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing one-on-one support to people in a parenting role, using a child centred approach
  • Delivering group work through formal parenting programs and parenting information sessions
  • Building strong, lasting connections with a diverse range of families, services and community groups
  • Supporting families to access the assistance they need, when they need it
  • Collecting and recording data and information for accountability, evaluation and reporting

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 identify parenting support strategies to support families. Your exceptional cultural knowledge will help you build strong connections with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You have empathy, lots of initiative and thrive on working autonomously on a daily basis with regular direction from management based offsite.

This role requires:

  • Qualifications in Counselling, Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology or related discipline
  • Proven ability to engage effectively with people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds
  • The ability to work independently and to operate with minimal guidance
  • Proven understanding of child development stages and influences
  • Exceptional communications skills and the ability to build lasting connections
  • Driver's licence (own car available 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
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Intrastate / interstate travel if required
  • Internal development and deployment opportunities

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 - Family Support Worker Newman

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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