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We are currently seeking Children and Young Persons Advocate on a fixed term, part time basis (0.5FTE). The position is based at our Northern suburbs site and will be responsible for delivering crisis intervention, case management services and work plan activities associated to children and young people and their mothers and carers experiencing domestic & family violence.

Reporting to the Program Manager you will be team focused and involved with coordinated approaches to service delivery across key stakeholder groups. You will also need to be available for rostered out of hours on call duties.

Key accountabilities of the role will include:

  • The provision of specialist intervention, case work and group work programs to facilitate holistic responses to families in a variety of settings.
  • The development and implementation of service responses that enhance parent/child relationship and build resilience and capacity to deal with the effects and impact of violence.
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of good practice in service delivery across the team.
  • Contributing to the development of coordinated approaches to service delivery across key stakeholders groups.
  • Building community to respond to the children and young people affected by domestic and family violence.

About you

We are looking for someone with the passion, drive and experience of working with women and children affected by domestic and/or family violence.

The following are essential for this role:

  • Tertiary Qualification in Social Work, Psychology or Counselling and/or equivalent
  • Relevant qualifications and/or experience in child development and youth issues.
  • Excellent knowledge of theoretical approaches and foundations applicable when working with women and children experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Strong ability to assess risk undertake safety management in partnership with clients
  • Demonstrated empathy and ability to build relationships with a diverse range of clients
  • Strong ability to negotiate successful outcomes for clients
  • Understanding of the gendered drivers of domestic and family violence
  • In depth knowledge and understanding of the particular needs of children, young people and their mothers and carers experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Understanding of risk assessment and safety management as it relates to children, young people and their mothers and carers experiencing domestic and family violence
  • Understanding of the diversity of client experiences and client needs

Benefits of joining WSSSA

  • Part time, fixed term position until 30 June 2021
  • Salary sacrifice options available
  • Enjoy wellbeing initiatives such as Bring Your Pet to Work and free flu shots

To Apply

Applications must include a resume and cover letter, briefly addressing the selection criteria within the Position Description which can be found HERE

Applicants must:

  • Hold a current full drivers licence
  • Current or eligible for DHS Working with Children check and National Police Clearance

APPLICATIONS CLOSE: 14 June 2020

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Declaration

Women’s Safety Services SA requires that all applicants complete a declaration before their application can be further processed. Failure to complete the whole document or failure to fully disclose all requested information may result in your application being rejected. If information disclosed by you in this form is found to be inaccurate, then your application may be rejected. If you obtain a position with WSSSA in part on the strength of this application and information is found to be inaccurate, then you may face disciplinary action up to and including termination of your position. This declaration will need to be sworn or affirmed before a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for taking Affidavits (a legal practitioner) or a Proclaimed Police Officer before being submitted as part of your application.

 

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Application Files and Additional Information

Please attach your cover letter, resume, your completed declaration and a document addressing the selection criteria. All declarations must be sworn or affirmed before a Justice of the Peace, a Commissioner for taking Affidavits (a legal practitioner) or a Proclaimed Police Officer before submitting. Maximum file size 2MB. Allowed formats DOC, DOCX, PDF, JPG, PNG.

You cannot complete your application if any of these documents are missing.

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Important Note

Please note that the Women’s Safety Services SA contact email is only supervised between 9AM-5PM, Monday to Friday, and you will not receive a response outside these times.

If you are in urgent need of assistance or are concerned for your safety, please call 000 or call our Domestic Violence Crisis Line on 1800 800 098 or 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732)

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