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Senior Facilitator - Children and Youth, COVID-19 Response - Darwin / Katherine

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, caregivers and teachers to help them manage the impacts of COVID-19, and is 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 full-time, fixed term position (through to the end of June 2023), you'll work in partnership with a Facilitator to deliver the JoH program throughout the greater Darwin or greater Katherine region. Working in primary schools with children aged 5-12, you'll be based in the communities around either Darwin or Katherine that were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 over the past two years, and will report to our Team Leader - Journey of Hope. The role is based partly remotely (e.g. from home or on the road, travelling between delivery locations in the region) and partly in schools.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering Journey of Hope sessions together with a Facilitator to primary school-aged children, 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
  • Ensuring children are connected with appropriate services as needed
  • 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 you have credible expertise in working with children who have experienced traumatic events. Your strong interpersonal skills mean you'll work seamlessly in partnership with a Facilitator, and you're committed to the highest standards of service delivery. You're proactive, creative and flexible in your approach to working with families and children, using a trauma-informed, strengths-based framework. 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
  • High level of facilitation experience with the ability to deliver information to children
  • High level of communication and organisational skills
  • A degree or diploma qualification in a relevant field, or significant relevant experience
  • Strong level of computer literacy
  • Valid driver's licence and willingness to travel in the region to deliver the program

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:

  • Award rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 4.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to grow within one of Australia's biggest not-for-profit organisations
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

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. In your application, please specify whether you are interested in the Darwin or Katherine position.

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

Position Description - Senior Facilitator, Journey of Hope

For more information on the Journey of Hope program, see our Program Profile. For any queries, please contact Regional Manager, Travis Borsi on travis.borsi@savethechildren.org.au using the subject line: Senior Facilitator - Children and Youth, COVID-19 Response enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it's straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment - so if we didn't quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We're dedicated to ensuring Save the Children Australia is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you - no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

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. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

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