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Organisation : The Alannah & Madeline Foundation

Location : Melbourne (Frankston)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Children

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 24 Jun, 2022

About the organisation

Organisation Name : The Alannah & Madeline Foundation

About the Alannah & Madeline Foundation:

For 25 years, national charity the Alannah & Madeline Foundation has worked to safeguard every child’s right to live free from violence and bullying. We recognise the dangers children face today are increasingly complex, so we innovate, adapt and respond.  The Foundation also supports Dolly’s Dream, educating and empowering families and communities to prevent the devastating effects of bullying.


What we offer you:  

  • Access to full NFP salary packaging benefits. 
  • Genuine flexibility with wellbeing time each week. 
  • Additional leave during the end of year break. 
  • A purpose-led culture, with a supportive and friendly team environment. 

About the role

The team:

Our team is passionate, authentic and above all, we are motivated by the important work that we do. The Foundation fosters a culture of respect, enthusiasm and high work standards. Our values We act with courage, We are stronger together, We are curious, We believe accountability matters and We act with empathy, always, are embedded into how we operate individually and together as a Foundation.

At the Foundation, we support our staff to work flexibly, both in location and hours, based on the premise that work will remain the focus of any arrangement. This 1-year contract role may be extended and is based in the southern suburbs of Melbourne. Attendance to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation head office in South Melbourne to connect with the team may be required occasionally.


The role:

Reporting into the Trauma Consultancy Service (TraCS) Program Manager, this part time (0.6) role will deliver trauma informed support to a number of kindergartens in the southern region of Melbourne. 


Some responsibilities include:

  • Provide coaching and support to teachers and early childhood educators to work with children whose lives have been affected by trauma.
  • Creating plans which support children to develop pro-social skills.
  • Support referrals and links to relevant services that support children and families experiencing vulnerability.
  • Maintain accurate and up to date client management and statistical records.
  • Proactively contribute to program developments and improvements.


Experience required:

  • A tertiary qualification in social welfare, with eligibility for membership of professional organization
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience providing high quality, complex case management to children, youth and families in the context of violence or abuse and trauma.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practice models and theories relating to children, families, trauma and violence or abuse.
  • Demonstrated experience in translating relevant and emerging knowledge and theory into practice.
  • Hold a current drivers’ license and willingness and ability to use own vehicle (expense reimbursement provided).


Important – please note:

  • The Alannah & Madeline Foundation has the highest commitment to child safety. A police check and current Working with Children Check (or equivalent) are required for the successful applicant.
  • The Foundation takes all reasonable steps to prevent any risk to the health and safety of staff. In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation requires all staff who perform ‘in-person’ work or who are required to attend the office to be fully vaccinated and to provide evidence of their vaccination, or medical exemption, prior to commencement.

How to apply

Position Description : PD_Child & Family Consultant

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Child & Family Consultant via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Social_and_Support_Work
Sector: #Children


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