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Senior Practitioner - Children and Family Centre - Doomadgee

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We need you to mentor the team and champion creative and innovative solutions at our Children and Family Centre in Doomadgee. Doomadgee is a discrete and very remote Aboriginal community in the Gulf of Carpentaria in North Queensland, located on the Nicholson River.

Doomadgee is the homelands of the Traditional Owners the Gangalidda and Waanyi people and other Aboriginal people including the Garrawa who have made the community their home.

The Children and Family Centre deliver a range of services in early education (Play2Learn, After School Club, School Holiday Programs) working closely with the community members.

54 reasons is Australia's leading child rights organisation - no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we're here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.

With the child's voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve - in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

Where you come in:

In this full-time permanent role, based in our Doomadgee Children and Family Centre, you'll support a team of passionate and talented individuals to accomplish ambitious goals for our children, and families. As a member of our QLD Programs team, you'll report to the Team Leader for the Children and Family Centre.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting and mentoring a dedicated and driven team
  • Supporting the design, implementation and monitoring of our programs
  • Building relationships with the local community and confidence in our programs
  • Providing practical support, mentoring and advocacy for young people and their families with complex needs
  • Organising successful back to country day trips and activities

Does this sound like you?

You're a highly flexible member who is calm under pressure and is driven by the impact that quality programming can have for children, families and youth. You have experience working with vulnerable and at-risk families, including those from Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander backgrounds. You've worked in community-based programs in the past and have experience supporting staff. Your approach to practice is family-centred, strengths-based and collaborative, and you'll easily build relationships with community stakeholders.

This role requires:

  • The ability to mentor and coach a cohesive team
  • Ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate activities
  • Experience in working with children, families and young people
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and complex scenarios
  • Current valid driver's licence
  • Relevant degree qualifications in youth work, social work, social science, education, psychology (highly desirable)

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is 680+ people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.

Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development. Our leave provisions include personal, ceremonial and family violence leave as well as the ability to purchase additional leave. Remuneration is benchmarked and we offer full non-profit salary packaging benefits.

Other benefits include:

  • Award rate salary (slightly above SCHADS Level 5.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

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 Now' section.

Position description - Senior Practitioner CFC Doomadgee

For more information about this position, please contact Anne Hodge, Senior Manager, on 0428 039 104 or at anne.hodge@54reasons.org.au, using the subject line: Senior Practitioner - Children and Family Centre - Doomadgee enquiry via EthicalJobs.

54 reasons 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 ensuring54 reasons 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.

54 reasons 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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