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  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • $83,274.17 (pro-rata) + super, generous salary packaging benefits and ‘bonus’ leave
  • Part-time approx. 20 hrs pw fixed term 12-month contract (extension subject to funding)
  • Relocation support available for interstate candidates
  • First Nations identified role



About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life.

About the Job

Central to Children’s Ground strategy is community wellbeing and development. Family and community environments influence children’s early learning and development. Supporting people to realise their priorities for their community is paramount. Community development and wellbeing relates to all our operational areas.

The Family Support Worker is part of a small team working to ensure that the Family Support Service is delivered with quality and integrity in accordance with the Children’s Ground Approach. The role is responsible for day-to-day support of community members, supporting programs to ensure they are delivered with quality and integrity, and ensuring appropriate administration is maintained.

About You

You are a First Nations person who has experience and or a relevant qualification in social work, community development and social science. You will have experience working with First Nations Communities and understand the effects of colonisation, disempowerment with the ability to implement strength based and trauma informed approaches.

You will be passionate about social justice and improving outcomes for First Nations Communities as well as being a self-starter who thinks systematically and thrives in an environment that is ambiguous and complex.

Essential selection criteria

1. Relevant qualifications and experience, such as social work, community development and social science, with experience in case management.

2. Experience working with First Nations communities and an understanding of the effects of colonisation, disempowerment, and intergenerational trauma.

3. Strong understanding of strength-based and trauma-informed approaches.

4. Excellent communication and community engagement skills, and ability to adapt communication style as required.

5. Experience in early intervention in relation to child, family, and community safety.

6. Knowledge of child protection issues and the NT child protection system

7. The ability to develop a strong network for service provider referral.

8. Ability to work in a flexible team environment.

9. High computer and digital literacy to work across multiple computer systems.

10. Current Driver’s Licence

11. Willingness to undergo a National Police Check and obtain an NT OCHRE Working with Children Check

How to Apply

We invite you to walk with us on this unique journey…

Please apply via SEEK where you will be asked to upload a cover letter responding to the key selection criteria in the position description, and your current resume.

Applications close on Tuesday 12 March, 2024



Position Description

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