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Parent Support Worker (DFV Refuge) - Toowoomba

Save The Children

Every person has the right to live in safety, and yet domestic and family violence is a regular occurrence in Australia.Join us to change this reality in the Toowoomba region.Save the Children is one of the largest providers of DFV refuge services in Queensland - be part of this dynamic network of teams working together to deliver high quality support.

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 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, fixed term position (4 days per week, through to end of June 2023) in our Toowoomba-based Domestic and Family Violence Support Service, you'll work within a team to provide case management and safety planning support to women and children who are escaping or experiencing domestic violence. You'll be part of our Queensland Programs team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing outreach and refuge-based support to women and children escaping domestic and family violence
  • Conducting intakes with new clients, and completing risk / needs assessments within a trauma informed case management framework
  • Working within policies, procedures and relevant legislation
  • Working with families to source appropriate, safe and sustainable accommodation free from violence and/or connecting families with services to meet their needs

Does this sound like you?

We're seeking a qualified, skilled professional who is passionate about women and children's rights. You're able to work independently and within a team, and you take a trauma-informed, child-focused approach to your practice. Your knowledge of the local culture and community will see you promote the benefits of our domestic and family violence services to connect women and children with the help they need, when they need it.

This role requires:

  • A Bachelor of Social Work, Psychology or relevant Human Services qualification and/or significant experience in a similar DFV service
  • Demonstrated experience delivering case management through an outreach model
  • First Aid Certificate or willingness to attain one
  • Experience in mental health and drug and alcohol services would be desirable
  • Current valid driver's licence

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
  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter (addressing the role requirements above) and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the 'Apply' section.

Position Description - Parent Support Worker Toowoomba

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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