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In Home Support Worker (Intensive Family Support) - Cairns


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Johnathan Thurston Academy

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Our client: Act for Kids

About us...

Act for Kids is a prominent provider of free prevention, professional therapy and support services for children who have suffered abuse and support for families at risk. With over 25 centres nationally, we have supported thousands of children and their families for more than 30 years. In 2019 - 2020 we provided services to 44,894 people, including over 29,000 children.

Our unique multidisciplinary teams provide integrated therapy, sexual abuse counselling, safe houses in remote Indigenous communities, information, advice and referral services, intensive family support and early learning centres designed for children with additional development needs to ensure we set them up for success at school.

About the job...

We are seeking an In Home Support Worker to join our Intensive Family Support (IFS) team.

Based in Cairns, this position is full-time, fixed-term until 30 September 2021. Extension of employment contract beyond September 2021 is subject to the continued successful government funding of the program.

Key responsibilities

  • Maintain a regular case load of client families.
  • Assist families to develop practical home-making and child-rearing skills.
  • Facilitate school work and positive relationships between parents and schools.
  • Regularly attend and participate in case reviews.
  • Work with other professionals and agencies utilising an ecological model.
  • Work collaboratively with other professionals and agencies to ensure families’ goals are achieved.

About you...

  • A Certificate III in Community Services or similar vocational qualification is desirable
  • Extensive experience maintaining a successful family household, including budgeting, hygiene and cleanliness, safety, nutrition, cooking and shopping.
  • Provide non-judgmental and respectful coaching for families in learning practical skills.
  • Cultural awareness and an understanding of how to work with families from different backgrounds, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • The ability to develop an understanding of current child protection legislation and policy reforms.

With over 30% of our employees identifying as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, we encourage and welcome applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

About the pay...

  • Position is classified Level 3.1 - 3.4 under the SCHCADS award;
  • Salary range is $62,743 - $67,270 plus 9.5% superannuation (pro-rata for part-time);
  • In addition, as a registered Not for Profit/Charity, we offer excellent salary packaging options through RemServ which can significantly increase your take home pay.

About the benefits...

  • Overall winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 (100-499 employees)
  • Winner of HRD Employer of Choice 2019 in (1) Health & Wellbeing (2) Leadership (3) Work-Life Balance
  • Strong values based organisation
  • Excellent professional development options (including annual professional development fund opportunities)
  • Employee Assistance Program including Health & Well-being Portal
  • Excellent family friendly work environment.

Blue Card Requirement

From 31 August 2020, you are required to have a current blue card to commence employment at Act for Kids in Queensland. Please visit Queensland Blue cards for more information.

About applying...

Click on ‘Apply for this job’ to submit an application or for more information about the role, contact Elise Brady on 0458 794 444 or Elise.Brady@actforkids.com.au

Click here to see a full copy of the position description.

Closing date: 4 June 2021

To apply online, please click on the appropriate link below. Alternatively, for a confidential discussion, please contact Main Account on , quoting Ref No. 962284.