Children's Support Worker

ID: 105344
  • Community Services
  • Regular - more than 6 months

About this opportunity

This role works to promote positive relationships between child/ren and both parents or significant others in the children’s lives by reducing the incident of children experiencing family and domestic violence, and being isolated from other family members

This role is suited to individuals who want experience working with families. The requirement is to be studying in this area or have completed studies in the past, no matter how long ago.

Volunteers need to be impartial, caring, tolerant, sensitive, flexible, discreet, reliable and committed. They must always put children’s needs first and not take sides with either parent or any other adult involved.

Ensuring safety, child-centred within the family, respecting individuals, preserving confidentiality, valuing and supporting voluntary service. Sharing skills and expertise to achieve better outcomes for children and their families.

Good for

  • Centrelink Volunteers
  • Skilled Volunteers
  • Work Experience

Additional requirements

  • Working with Children Check*

Mandatory:

  • Knowledge/understanding of the developmental needs of children and youth.
  • Knowledge of age appropriate activities relevant to children and youth engaged in visitations with the parent they do not live with.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral.
  • Willing to be available to work on weekends and flexibility within working hours.
  • Capacity to work with limited supervision.
  • Permission to work in Australia.
  • Blue card (Working with Children Check) required before beginning.
  • Knowledge of Social Justice Principles and the ability to support children in an empowering, strength-based manner.
  • Understanding of Family and Domestic Violence and childhood trauma.
  • Life experience.

Additional/desirable:

  • Knowledge of or willingness to acquire an understanding of relevant issues e.g. family separation, family and domestic violence and child protection.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to acquire an understanding of cultural issues.
  • Studying towards a certificate, diploma, or a degree or completed no matter how long ago.

* May be arranged by the organisation. Details will be provided after you express your interest.

Time required

Times available Saturday and Sunday. Some Friday's.

Interested in
  • Childcare
  • Counselling & Help Line
  • Mediation & Advocacy
Training

Supervision, observations reports, issues affecting families going through seperation.

Strathpine, QLD