Family Support Worker
Family Support Worker
Zest Care have been providing quality children's services into the homes of families for the past 16 years, providing education, care, early intervention & child protection services.
We support families across New South Wales with families where a child’s well-being is at risk. Every family is unique and the risk may stem from a child, a parent (or guardian) or a combination of physical, mental and social factors.
About The Role
We are seeking experienced individuals to join our specialised team to provide support, care & education to children and their families who have been referred to the service due to child protection and welfare issues.
Our Family Support Workers are passionate about child protection, flexible and adaptable to the particular needs of each family. Whether that would be improving parenting capacity, implementing routines, programming activities and/or promoting the children’s safety, development & welfare; thus reducing the risk.
Often working with children with additional needs, disadvantaged families, or families struggling with illness or mental health, we are keen to engage individuals who can make a great impact in a short space of time.
Ideally, you will have:
• Tertiary Qualifications (Or working towards):o Early Education / Child Careo Community Serviceso Social Work / Welfareo Youth Work
• A minimum of 12 months experience working with children/families in one of the following:
o Early educator within a childcare service - child care centre / preschool etc.o Child related social work / family support / Case worko Special needs / additional needs / disability care / support
• Current or willing to obtain:
o CPR, First Aid Certificate, Asthma & Anaphylaxis Certificateso Working With Children Check (WWCC)o Police Check (issued within 6 months)
• Skills & Attributes:
o Resilient & Capableo Excellent interpersonal & communication skillso Exhibits a high level of accountability & confidentialityo Diplomatic & resolve problems in a timely mannero Reliable, proactive & child focusedo Aware of issues pertaining to child protection & children "at risk"o Understand the requirements of mandatory reportingo Ability to engage with people appropriately across a range of cultureso Have access and basic computer skills to be able to complete and submit typed daily shift summaries
What we offer
• Base rate $27.55• Penalty Rates evenings and weekends
So, if you put children's well-being first and you want to truly contribute positively to a family's future then apply now!