About the role
- Permanent part time role,
- SCHADS 3.2,
- 30 hours/week, with some flexibility
The Children and Young Person Worker will be based in our crisis accommodation refuges and contribute to the overall positive experience of children and young people who are engaged with WAGEC by implementing programs for children and young people as well as interacting one on one with children and parents.
The core responsibilities of this role are:
- Working closely with children and young people who may display complex issues, possible trauma affectation and disabilities:
- Deliver solo or in collaboration with other staff and facilitators, activities and programs for children and/or young people. e.g supported playgroup and school holiday activities.
- Work collaboratively and flexibly with the Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Manager:
- Contribute to WAGEC’s monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities ensuring ethical data collection:
- Actively contribute to WAGEC’s organisational culture.
To excel in this role, you will have experience working with diverse children and young people (0-17 years) who have experienced violence and trauma. You will be confident in working with their parents and other WAGEC staff. You will be self-motivated and able to work effectively in complex and challenging environments. You want to contribute your professional skills to creating a safer future for children and young people.
To be considered for this role, you can demonstrate experience or extensive professional knowledge in these areas:
- A minimum of two years working directly with children and young people of varying ages.
- A thorough understanding of child development
- Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with complex and high-needs families around issues of the safety, welfare, development and wellbeing of children and young people
- Experience implementing play-based programs.
- High-level written and verbal communication skills, with experience developing case plans
- Ability to work effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse individuals and communities
- Commitment to continuous improvement and WH&S Principles
- Flexibility to work some evenings
- Current NSW or national driver’s license and Working with Children Check
It is desirable that you have:
- Experience working in the area of domestic and family violence
- Experience applying attachment theory and family systems theory when working with clients
- Working knowledge of the local child and family support sector in Inner- West Sydney
You also have achieved or have made progress toward:
- Qualifications and/or equivalent experience in the areas of child-care, child education, youth work, counselling, social work, social science, or related fields.
**If you think you have what it takes to do this role, but you don’t meet our selection criteria, please get in touch anyway to discuss your situation. We recognise that sometimes the right candidate for a job is based in personal qualities not just qualifications**
About the organisation
The Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a non-government, not-for profit charitable organisation. We deliver a range of crisis and early intervention accommodation and support services to women, children, young people, and families who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.
For over 40 years we have been doing this work across the lands of the Gadigal and Wongal people of the Eora Nation (Sydney’s inner city and inner west regions), and working in partnership with community, business and government stakeholders
How to apply
Applications not allowed for this job listing.
Please quote in application: Children and Young People Worker via Pro Bono Australia.