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Senior Practitioner - Intake and Assessment - Mount Isa / Remote

Save The Children

In this newly created role, we need your exceptional assessment skills to enhance the responsiveness of the agency to connect children, their families and individuals to the right supports at the right time. Teamwork and collaboration with colleagues in Child Protection, Family Support, Domestic and Family Violence and Youth Justice Programs is fundamental to the role. Your drive to foster productive working partnerships aimed at best wellbeing and safety outcomes for children, caregivers and individuals, coupled with your exceptional organisational and time management skills make you the perfect candidate for this role!

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 full time, fixed term position (through to end of December 2021, with strong potential for extension), you'll coordinate the administration of referral intake for new families with children aged 0-18 years across Save the Children's Mount Isa/Gulf Programs. Based either in Mount Isa, or remotely from home elsewhere in Queensland, you'll report to our Regional Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Driving quality intake and assessment practices
  • Developing and maintaining operational stakeholder relationships that are critical to the success of the programs
  • Coordinating staff caseloads and program logistics, monitoring and evaluation, risk management and child protection

Does this sound like you?

You're organised, proactive and influential, with exceptional skills in assessing and mitigating harm and working with a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure children, their families and individuals receive the right services at the right time. You're known for your diligence, attention to detail and genuine care and concern in your service to others, particularly those experiencing risk and vulnerabilities connected with appropriate supports. You're action driven and outcome focused, you have a high level of integrity and personal accountability, and you're happiest when you are working in a role that provides others access to supports.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated skills, understanding and experience working within assessment of harm, in Child Protection, Domestic and Family Violence, Youth Justice, substance misuse and/or Mental Health
  • Demonstrated experience in child centred trauma informed practice
  • Experience working in and liaising with rural and remote communities
  • Strong ability to build relationships, liaise and plan with program stakeholders and community members
  • Current valid driver's licence
  • Certificate, Diploma or Bachelor qualification in a relevant human services discipline is desirable

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.

What we offer you:

  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • A great team and flexible work environment
  • Learning and professional development opportunities
  • 4 weeks' annual leave, plus paid Festive Leave, Study Leave and Parental leave

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

Sound interesting?

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

Position Description - Senior Practitioner (Intake and Assessment)

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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