Child Support Specialist – DFV Refuge Save the Children Australia


At 54 reasons, we’re passionate about supporting those affected by domestic and family violence (DFV) to rebuild their lives. Our Domestic and Family Violence Refuges provide women and children with urgent safe accommodation when they have nowhere else to go. 54 reasons are one of the largest providers of DFV refuge services in Queensland – be part of this dynamic network of teams working together to deliver high quality support to women and children escaping violence.

54 reasons is Australia’s leading child rights organisation – no ordinary not-for-profit.
Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we’re here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.

We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.

With the child’s voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve – in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

Where you come in:
In this part time, fixed term position (8 days per fortnight, through to 30 June 2026) you’ll work within a team to provide specialist support to children and their families within the DFV refuge program. You’ll provide crisis intervention and support to children who have witnessed domestic and family violence and collaborate with their carer, implementing 54 Reasons Child iView framework. As part of the SEQ DFV Refuge team, you’ll work on a rotating roster between 7am – 10pm Monday to Sunday and will report to a Team Leader.

You will make an impact by:

  • Directly supporting children and young people accessing crisis accommodation with their immediate needs after experiencing DFV
  • Conducting individual and group activities that will support parent/child attachment and healthy development and transitions
  • Enhancing child focused practice in the region both within 54 reasons and more broadly in the community
  • Connecting families with the services they need and providing appropriate referrals

Does this sound like you?
You have experience within the domestic and family violence sector and are passionate about children’s rights. You know how to respond well in crisis and how to work with children who have experienced trauma. You’re able to work independently and take initiative while working within the role boundaries.

This role requires:

  • Degree qualification in Children’s Services or relevant Human Services field (or significant experience in a similar service)
  • Solid understanding of child development and the impact of trauma on children and young people
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and young people from a child-centered framework
  • Current drivers’ license

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.
We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is 680+ people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.

We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.

Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development. Our leave provisions include personal, ceremonial and family violence leave as well as the ability to purchase additional leave. Remuneration is benchmarked and we offer full non-profit salary packaging benefits.

Other benefits include:

  • EBA rate salary (Level 4.1 – $41.52 per hour) plus full salary packaging benefits. use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Opportunity to experience working in varied locations and teams

For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?
We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter (addressing the role requirements above) and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section. For more information, please speak to Belinda Reber, Team Leader on 0437 440 390.

Applications close: Thursday the 7th of September 2023

Position Description – Child Support Specialist

For more information about this program click on this link. For any enquiries, please contact Kristin Micallef on 0418 861 161.

It is a genuine requirement of this position that it be filled by a woman as permitted in sections 25, 104 and 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1991.

54 reasons is committed to providing and maintaining a safe working environment for its employees and client groups, consistent with our obligations under OH&S legislation. Successful applicants are required to provide evidence of vaccination against COVID-19, or proof of medical exemption.

We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure it’s straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment – so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring 54 reasons is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.

54 reasons is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.



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