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Senior Practitioner - DFV Refuge Programs

Save The Children

At Save the Children, we're passionate about supporting those affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) to rebuild their lives. At our Bridges crisis accommodation service in Brisbane, we provide women and children escaping DFV with urgent safe accommodation when they have nowhere else to go.

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 to women and children escaping violence.

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 (30.4 hours), fixed term position through to June 2023 (with potential for extension), you'll join a team of skilled and committed domestic and family and child focused specialists and play a key role in supporting to shape and develop practice within our DFV refuge environments.

You'll provide crisis support within a team-based environment to women and children accessing the service and specialist practice support to refuge staff in these settings.

Reporting to the Team Leader and based in Brisbane, you'll work shifts between 7am - 10pm, Monday to Saturday with additional on call responsibilities.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting the Team Leader to develop, monitor and review practice aimed at improving outcomes for service users including children
  • Providing coaching and mentoring to our DFV Family and Child Support Specialists
  • Supporting and strengthening informal and formal external networks with likeminded organisations and professionals
  • Providing support to women and children within a crisis accommodation context

Does this sound like you?

You have extensive training and experience in the Domestic and Family Violence sector and with working with children and young people.

You're highly adaptable with high levels of initiative and able to confidently assess risk and develop comprehensive safety plans according to individual need.

This role requires:

  • Qualifications in a relevant Human Services field OR significant relevant experience
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills with the ability to lead, coach and develop a team, as well as work effectively in a team
  • Demonstrated skills, knowledge, understanding, and experience working with families that are living with trauma and other impacts of domestic and family violence
  • Demonstrated experience in using trauma informed practice and in working within Practice Frameworks
  • Highly developed verbal and written communication skills

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 (slight above SCHADS Level 5.1) plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Festive leave in addition to regular annual leave
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Significant internal employment, progression and development opportunities

Sound interesting?

We'd love to hear from you. Submit your resume and cover letter by clicking 'Apply Now'.

Position Description - Senior Practitioner Bridges.

For more information about the team and the program that the role works in, refer to our Program Profile.

Save the Children is committed to providing and maintaining a working environment which is safe and without risk to the health of its employees consistent with our obligations under occupational health and safety legislation. If you are successful in this role, prior to commencement of employment you will need to provide evidence that you are vaccinated against COVID-19, or that you have proof of medical exemption from the vaccine. Acceptable evidence of vaccination includes:

  1. COVID-19 digital certificate (available via your myGov account)
  2. Your immunisation history statement (available via your myGov account) or
  3. A letter from the GP who vaccinated you.

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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