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Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program

Organisation : Kids First

Location : Melbourne (Thomastown)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services, Social & Support Work

Sector : Children, Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 9 Jan, 2022

About the role

                                                                     Full Time, 12 months in 2022

Thinking about what’s next after your studies? What if your new job was helping children and families affected by family violence and sexual assault? Paid Graduate year on offer with Salary Packaging of $15,900 per annum available! Gain practical skills and knowledge as well as receive extra training and development support. Numerous positions are available across Epping, Thomastown or Heidelberg locations (Wurundjeri Country).


About the graduate year

The role is part of the 2022 Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program.

We have a number of graduate opportunities available within Kids First, working across our specialised programs including: Sexual Abuse and Counselling Prevention Program (SACPP), Northern Healing Recovery Program (NHARP), Caring Dad’s and The Orange Door.

With the guidance and support from our highly qualified staff, you will receive additional training from external and internal providers, while consolidating your expertise gained through your social work studies.
Our programs will enable you to gain practical skills and knowledge, allowing you to make a significant difference within the sector. This includes an induction session at the commencement of the Program and monthly community of practice sessions. Graduates also have access to a funding allocation to support their ongoing learning and development over a 12-month period.


What we are looking for?

  • Tertiary qualification in Social Work completed within the last 2 years.
  • Exposure to working with families and children presenting with complex needs and risk issues in any of the following areas:
  • Family Services, Child Protection, Intake and Assessment and/or other services working with vulnerable families and children.
  • A passion to make a difference!

Why join us?

This is a fantastic opportunity to be part of a collaborative and outcomes-focused culture within an independent not-for-profit organization that has a legacy of more than 120 years of community

At Kids First we want to see you grow and thrive. You will:

  • Take home an attractive salary with the option to salary package to increase take home pay
  • Have access to flexible work options and our staff wellbeing program
  • Have access to regular supervision and professional development
  • Be entitled to 3 days ex-gratia leave each year
  • Be working in a friendly, supportive work environment
  • If you are relocating for the Program, you may also be eligible for a $1,500 contribution towards costs associated with your relocation

Want to know more?

For further enquiries about the role please contact HR at:

For more information on the Program, you can visit:

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Kids First

Kids First is a child and family services provider and early years education specialist. We have proudly been at the heart of community care in Victoria since 1896.

Our proud history is matched with a progressive mindset as we continually deliver Australian-first and sector leading programs designed to strengthen family relationships, support healing and recovery from trauma and set children up for brighter futures.

We nurture an inclusive and rewarding culture that attracts and retains talented people, bound to a common purpose. Built on our legacy of more than 120 years of community service, we actively support our people to make a significant difference to the lives of children and families. Every. Single. Day


How to apply

Want to apply?
You can access a full position description and apply for this role by visiting us at: & enter ref code: 5750035.

Please include a Cover letter & a copy of your CV, which must list two professional referees.

Kids First is an Equal Opportunity employer that respects and values diversity and inclusion.
Kids First welcome everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background,
gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability.

Kids First is a Child Safe Organisation, employment is conditional on satisfactory referee
checks, a current Working with Children Check, National Criminal History check, proof of the
right to work in Australia, evidence of double dose of Covid-19 vaccination and a pre-employment medical (if applicable).

Kids First is a child-safe organisation and is committed to maintaining a child-safe environment for children and young people who access our services.

As an Equal Opportunity employer, we respect and value diversity and inclusion. We welcome everyone to apply, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation, and physical ability. Reasonable adjustments will be made for people with disabilities where operationally viable.


Please quote in application: Family Violence and Sexual Assault Graduate Program via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services, #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children, #Community_Support_Services, #Families

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