Are you passionate about making a difference in the lives of children and families across the Mount Isa region? As part of our Domestic Family Violence Specialist Support, we need you to join our team of dedicated professionals, helping to maximise their impact on the lives of vulnerable people. In this varied and challenging role, you’ll help give people the tools they need to navigate this tough time and thrive in the future.
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 contract position through to end of December 2022 (with strong potential for extension), you’ll work within a case management framework in an outreach role, providing support to individuals who are experiencing domestic, family or sexual violence. Based in the Mount Isa region, you’ll work flexible hours between 8am and 5pm Monday to Friday, and will report to our Team Leader.
The role is preferably full time (38 hours per week), but we are also open to people who only have part time or casual availability.
You will make an impact by:Provide holistic case management, delivering support to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients and supporting relationships for favourable client outcomes Identify strengths, establishing goals for the program and reviewing clients progress towards these goals Promote skills which increase health, safety and development Ensuring the voices of children and young people are heard
Does this sound like you?
You’re an experienced practitioner who is passionate about supporting families within a child centred, strengths-based framework. Importantly, you have a strong understanding of the impact of trauma on children and their families and you’re keenly aware of the additional impacts and barriers experienced by Indigenous families.
This role requires:Demonstrated experience in case management and knowledge of relevant legislation Demonstrated experience and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and families Strong report writing, analytical and evaluation skills, including data collation and analysis Tertiary qualification in a relevant field and/or significant experience working in a similar service
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 4.1) 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
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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 Thursday 8th September 2022. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in, so don’t delay in applying!
Position Description – Family Support Specialist – DFVSS Mount Isa/Gulf
For more information about the team and the programs that the role works in, see our Program Profile. For any queries, please contact our Team Leader, Kalinda North, on 0473 637 781 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 ensuring 54 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.