Casual Support Worker - Ceduna

Save the Children Australia

Ceduna, SA

Posted 4/7/2021

Full Job Description
Our Supported Accommodation program provides safe accommodation and outreach for families with young children or during pregnancy. As part of a committed team, you will identify participants strengths and support needs for safety, parenting skills, well-being, and community participation. Your valuable contribution will ensure the activities come together to best support each family’s goals.

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 an earthquake, drought or conflict - we are there on the ground. See here for information on our work across South Australia.

Where you come in:
In this casual position, based in our Ceduna office, you will work in the Supported Accommodation service fulfilling relief weekday, afternoon, or weekend shifts as required. You’ll create a welcoming and responsive service that works in partnership with families to identify and build on their strengths whilst addressing any challenges. You’ll be part of our Ceduna team and report to our Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:
Supporting the day-to-day operations of the service to provide group and individual support to families
Following plans and delivering activities that increase connection to appropriate early childhood development, community, and health services
Working with the Team Leader to help oversee, manage, and maintain the physical resources associated with the service
Ensuring children and families contribute their ideas, knowledge, and experience to influence program development and delivery

Does this sound like you?

You are flexible, quick to learn, and friendly with a demonstrated ability to think on your feet to find solutions. Your relationship and communication skills mean you can work with people from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds. You are happy to work shifts whenever you are needed are available and do not necessarily require regular work every week.

This role requires:
Experience supporting children and families who are in vulnerable or at-risk situations
Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills
Wide availability at short notice with flexibility in your schedule
Child Safe Environments and DECD Responding to Abuse and Neglect Certificate, or willingness to obtain
A current First Aid Certificate, or willingness to obtain
Tertiary qualification in Social Work, Health or Community Services, Children’s Services, 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. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
Generous casual award rate salary
Child friendly work environment
Friendly and flexible working 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.

Applications close Tuesday 20 April 2021.

Position Description - Support Worker

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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