Family Support Specialist – Domestic and Family Violence Save the Children Australia


Are you passionate about making communities safer for women and their children? As part of our Domestic Family Violence Specialist Support, we need you to join our team of dedicated professionals, helping to maximise their impact on the lives of vulnerable people. In this varied and challenging role, you’ll help give people the tools they need to navigate this tough time and thrive in the future.

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 fixed term part-time role (9-day fortnight), you’ll work within a case management framework in a refuge and outreach setting, providing support to individuals and families who are experiencing domestic and family violence.

Based in the Moreton Bay region, you’ll work 68.4 hours per fortnight. In week 1, you’ll work 7.6 hours per day from Monday to Friday and in week 2, you’ll work 7.6 hours per day from Monday to Thursday. These hours will be operated from the refuge and in community settings, all located within the Moreton Bay region. This role will be in place until Friday, 17 November 2023. Beyond this date, it is likely that the role will be extended, or other similar opportunities will be available.

You will make an impact by:

  • Providing holistic case management, delivering support to vulnerable and disadvantaged clients and supporting relationships for favourable client outcomes.
  • Identifying strengths, establishing goals for the program and reviewing client progress towards these goals.
  • Promoting skills which increase health, safety and development.
  • Ensuring the voices of children and young people are heard.
  • Enhance stakeholder relationships and partnerships with the view of providing clients with support that will help them to address their needs.
  • Work collaboratively within a small team to deliver best practice to women and children who are experiencing DFV.

Does this sound like you?
You’re an experienced practitioner who is passionate about supporting families within a child centred, strengths-based framework. Importantly, you have a strong understanding of the impact of trauma on children and their families and you’re keenly aware of the additional impacts and barriers experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.

This role requires:

  • Demonstrated experience in case management and knowledge of relevant legislation.
  • Knowledge and previous experience working in the Domestic and Family Violence or closely related human services context.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and families.
  • Strong report writing, analytical and evaluation skills, including data collection and analysis.
  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field and/or significant experience working in a similar service.

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 approximately 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 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:

  • Award rate salary (SCHADS 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!
  • Health and wellbeing support, including EAP and professional supervision
  • Opportunity to work on additional projects alongside business as usual
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities

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 Friday, 4 August 2023.

Position Description – DFV Family Support Specialist

For more information about this position please see the program link here. Any queries please contact Marnie Greer on [email protected].

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

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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