Children’s Contact Service Family Support Worker

About UsRelationships Australia Queensland (RAQ) is a leading provider of relationship and family support services.  We believe healthy relationships are essential for the well-being of children, families and communities.  We are committed to offering the best possible counselling, mediation, education and support services, and are committed to social justice and inclusion. About the RoleWe are currently seeking applications for a part-time role (22.5 hours per week) covering parental leave until November 2023 of Children’s Contact Service (CCS) Family Support Worker located at our Ipswich venue. The purpose of this role is to assist with the activities of the CCS, which helps facilitate contact arrangements, supports children and their family members during changeovers or supervised visits, and provides a safe and secure environment for the child/ren.The key responsibilities of this position include:Apply theoretical models of supportive human interaction, developmental stages of children, conflict resolution, and other relevant frameworks when working with children and parents, whilst maintaining child inclusive practiceUndertake assessment and intake processes, including parent interviews, explanation of safety procedures, and familiarisation visits for childrenOrganise a safe and appropriate environment, and activities for children that maximise parent/child interaction and engage children in an interesting, calming and positive mannerEvaluate the effectiveness of interventions for parents and children accessing CCS, assess the future need of the family in managing the ongoing parental relationship, and refer parents to appropriate services and programs as required.Work days/hours will be negotiated with the successful applicant, however please note the successful applicant will need to be available Sundays, Mondays, and Tuesdays weekly, with some flexibility, to meet the CCS program requirements.About You To be successful in this position, you willHave appropriate tertiary qualifications in the social or behavioural sciences, with studies in child development being essential.Have demonstrated experience working with children and their parents/carers and have theoretical knowledge of the issues regarding child development, abuse and/or neglect; andExperience working with people in crisis and/or parents in conflict. In addition, you will have possession of, or willingness to obtain a Senior First Aid certificate.What We Can Offer YouWork-life balance and flexible working hoursAdditional annual leave over the Christmas period, annual leave loading and study leaveA supportive team environment and opportunity for professional developmentSalary packaging options available of up to $15,900, which will significantly increase the value of take-home payPaid parental leave and additional benefits such as medical insurance discountsHow to ApplySend us your resume and a cover letter outlining your demonstrated experience in the key areas included in the advertisement. Click Apply now! Applications close at 5pm on 13 October 2022.HR - PD - Children's Contact Service Family Support Worker AUD Ipswich 4305