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Organisation : Kids First Australia via Big Splash

Location : Melbourne (Thomastown)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 12 Apr, 2021

About the role

  • Opportunity to play a vital role in a vibrant, agile agency
  • Senior role
  • Permanent full-time, will consider part-time 0.8
  • Generous salary packaging

Are you looking for an exciting opportunity to work in an innovative therapeutic program within the community?

This position will provide senior support and leadership within the team. A key component of this role is to provide evidence-based family violence recovery groups for women, children, and young people. This involves responding to the needs of children, young people, and families who are affected by family violence, child wellbeing and other social issues.

You will:

  • Support the Team Leader by coordinating the delivery of a high-quality service that provides safe and effective responses to women, children and families seeking support that is in line with MARAM and the Information Sharing Guidelines
  • Coordinate evidence-based group interventions for vulnerable children and families, and collaborate with internal and external stakeholders in the development and trialling of new group interventions
  • Be required to facilitate groups with Parents, children, and young people
  • Be an active leader in best practice and evidence-based models for vulnerable families

About you:

  • Hold a tertiary qualification in social work, psychology, child and family social welfare or related discipline
  • A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience working with parents and their children who have experienced family violence
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in coordinating group programs and networking with stakeholders
  • Proven experience in the trauma and family violence field within similar organisations, possess a strong knowledge of the service system including all relevant legislation and standards and be tertiary qualified in social work, psychology or a related discipline
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in the use of current theoretical approaches and best practice for working with children, young people and families
  • Demonstrated capability to network and build productive relationships with stakeholders both inside and outside organisational boundaries
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and support change, innovation as well as contribute to quality improvements at an organisational/operational level

What we offer

You will be rewarded with a collaborative and focussed culture, career and professional development, work flexibility and an attractive salary including the opportunity to salary package to increase take-home pay.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Kids First Australia via Big Splash

Kids First Australia (formally Children's Protection Society) is an independent not-for-profit organisation that has been supporting children and families since 1896. Our vision is that all children and young people thrive in resilient, strong and safe families and communities. Kids First has a proud reputation for innovation, high-quality services, and an unequivocal focus on quality outcomes for children.

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