Family Contact Worker

Location: Canberra
Area: All Canberra
Worktype: Part Time
Salary: $60,000 - $75,000 per annum

About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for Part Time Contact Workers for the Contact, Transport & Support Team based at the Barnardos ACT Together Centre in Bruce and Downer, Canberra, ACT.  You will need to have broad availability for shifts from Monday-Sunday.
Reporting to the Manager – Child and Family Support, the Part Time Contact Worker will be responsible for;
  • Providing support to children and families and facilitate contact between children and their birth family.
About You
To be successful in the Contact Worker role, you will ideally have;
  • Qualifications in Community Welfare, Mental Health, Early Childhood, Childcare or related qualification and/or relevant experience in the field
  • Demonstrated experience in managing challenging behaviours when working with children
  • Experience in supporting parents to care for children and build strong relationships
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with families and promoting family-centred strength-based practices
  • Strong written communication skills and ability to prepare reports
  • Working knowledge of child development and the impacts of trauma
  • A current full driver’s license with a minimum of one year’s driving experience
Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. For more information on how Barnardos support Aboriginal staff wanting to work for Barnardos please get in touch.
Salary: $60,000 to $75,000
To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
Expressions of interest
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume.  Please note adverts will expire once we receive enough suitable applications. For a confidential discussion please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354

Date Posted: 12/10/2021 10:46 AM

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