Family Contact Worker

Location: Canberra
Area: All Canberra
Worktype: Casual
Salary: $34 - $35 per hour

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a Casual Family Contact Worker for the Contact, Transport & Support Team based at the Barnardos ACT Together Centre in Bruce 2617 and Downer 2602

This role will require broad availability from Monday-Sunday (shifts can be anytime between 7:30am - 5:15pm).

The Family Contact Worker will be responsible for;
  • Providing support to children and families, and facilitate contact between children and their birth family.
  • Preparing written reports in a timely and accurate manner.
About You
As a Family Contact Worker 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
  • Strong written communication skills and ability to prepare reports
  • Working knowledge of child development and the impacts of trauma
  • Demonstrated knowledge of child development and the implications of abuse and trauma
  • Computer skills in a Windows environment and use of Microsoft Word and Outlook and other relevant software applications
  • Working knowledge of social, economic, health and cultural factors affecting client and family situations
  • Demonstrated knowledge and skills in working with families and promoting family-centered strength-based practices.
  • Full and current driver’s licence
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.

Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
  • Development through individual and group mentoring
  • Secondments, acting up and project work
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cultural leave and day off during NAIDOC week
  • Additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break
  • Volunteer opportunities at community events and many more
  • 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.
Salary: SCHADS 2.1

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.

How to apply:
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume. For a confidential discussion please call Gemma Haworth on 02 9218 2354

Date Posted: 03/11/2022 02:46 PM

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