Community Engagement Worker – Supported Playgroups Save the Children Australia


Love your community and want a way to support Port Lincoln’s youngest children and families to learn, through play and strength-based family support? Join our early childhood and parenting support team and make our Play2Learn program the best it can be!

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 casual position based in Port Lincoln, you’ll help children and families thrive, through fun and meaningful learning activities designed to strengthen family functioning and community connections. As part of our Children and Parenting team, you’ll report to our Regional Manager.

You will make an impact by:

  • Building trusting relationships with families to break down the barriers that prevent them from accessing support
  • Assisting families to connect with services, resources and information designed to meet their needs in culturally appropriate ways
  • Working effectively as part of a team

Does this sound like you?
You want children and families to have access to quality activities and are passionate about the role of culture and community in children’s learning and family wellbeing.

This role requires:

  • Experience working with families from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and/or CALD backgrounds
  • Excellent communication and relationship skills
  • Knowledge of local community services/resources

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 600+ 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 in community hubs with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development.

Other benefits include:

  • Generous casual rates (SCHADS Level 2.1 – $40.26 per hour) and great work life balance
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Health and wellbeing support, including EAP
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual

For more information regarding the employee benefits of the Save the Children Australia group, please follow this link.

Sound interesting?
We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close: 4pm AEST, Wednesday the 16th of August. Please note applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis as they come in, so don’t delay in applying!

Position Description – Community Engagement Worker Port Lincoln

For more information about the program that this role works in, see our Program Profile. For any queries about this position, please contact Carole Carmichael, Team Leader on 0458 947 593 or [email protected].

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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