Careers at yourtown

Casual Family Support Officer

Job no: 492358
Work type: Casual
Location: North Richmond
Categories: Child & Family Support

Based in an idyllic rural setting in North Richmond, San Miguel family residential service provides intensive, individualised support to vulnerable young parents and their children. San Miguel is a unique service that plays a critical role in keeping children safe and well and keeping young families together. Parents and children receive support from a multi-disciplinary team through a combination of on-site and community based interventions that ensure children are engaged in safe, developmentally appropriate activities and their parents are supported to set and pursue family and personal goals.

The Family Support Worker provides practical support to young parents and their children to assist them to maintain a safe and positive environment. This includes supporting young parents in evening activities such as meal preparation, feeding, settling and sleep routines, providing assistance and advice when children are unwell and supporting young parents with the demands of their young children and managing independent living.

This is a casual position so you will need to have flexibility to work hours across a seven day, 24 hour service, including possible sleepover shifts. At times, you may be called in to work at short notice to cover staff leave etc

About you:

You will have certificate level qualifications in a relevant field or be studying towards a Diploma or Bachelor level qualification. You will have demonstrated ability in working with children and young people with complex needs and to support them in challenging situations. You will demonstrate excellent child protection skills and the ability to assess risk and act accordingly. You must be able to keep calm in a crisis, work unsupervised and have practical problem solving skills.

At yourtown our town is your town. We’re all about people, how we work with each other and the hundreds and thousands we care for each year. We take the time to listen, understand and encourage people to find their place. We offer attractive employment conditions including access to salary packaging arrangements and paid parental leave. Find your place at yourtown.

Contact: Marnie Elliot, Talent Acquisition Specialist on 07 3867 1376
Closing date: 12 July 2020

All applications are to be made online through our careers portal. A full position description is attached to the advert on our careers website: https://careers.yourtown.com.au

The yourtown Workplace Immunisation Policy requires personnel in this position to evidence or obtain mandatory immunity requirements for the following diseases: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, Measles/Mumps/Rubella, Tetanus/Diptheria/Pertussis (whooping cough), Influenza. yourtown will provide successful applicants with information regarding mandatory vaccinations, and supporting information about the immunization and access to a general practitioner, pharmacist, or local clinic for individual consultation regarding immunisation.

All final applicants for this position will be asked to consent to a Working with Children Check and a National Criminal History Check. Please note that people with criminal records are not automatically barred from applying for this position. Each application will be considered on its merits.

In line with yourtown's diverse workplace culture, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

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