Work For the Foundation

The Australian Childhood Foundation was formed in 1986 with its primary aim to advocate on behalf of children who have suffered abuse and neglect. We work to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. We provide specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care to child victims of abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

An attractive salary package will be offered to the right candidate. The successful applicant must have a Working with Children Check (or equivalent) and be willing to abide by the Foundation’s Safeguarding Children Policies. The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to EEO principles, anti discriminatory practice and a smoke-free workplace.

Current Positions Available

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Full-time and part-time
  • Canberra and Queanbeyan based roles
  • Possible relocation costs for the right candidate

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

 

THE ROLES:

2 Therapeutic Specialists positions (Full-time, ongoing) – Canberra
We are seeking an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist or related discipline to work within a consortium to create and integrate a trauma informed service that improves outcomes for children in the Out Of Home Care System. The Program aims to deliver a holistic and predictable therapeutic environment for children and young people. This role will take a clinical leadership role and will work closely with residential staff, foster carers, kinship carers and other critical stakeholders working directly with children when required.

1 Therapeutic Specialist position (0.8 FTE, 12 month contract) – Queanbeyan
We are seeking an experienced Social Worker, Psychologist or related discipline to work within and deliver a therapeutic care program in residential care. The role will focus on providing training and support to residential staff team in trauma informed care, along with the development of programs for children and young people. This role will take a clinical leadership role and will work closely with residential staff and other critical stakeholders working directly with children when required.

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community.

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for these roles is up to $75, 858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car. The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the Closing Date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Newly created positions
  • Full-time (4 days may be considered)
  • 12 month contracts, possibility of extension
  • Melbourne, Warrnambool, Shepparton and Wodonga

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

 

THE ROLES:

The Child Trauma Counsellor/Therapeutic Specialist positions will carry a varied caseload across the range of therapeutic programs offered by the Foundation. As such the role will provide:

  • Counselling to children, young people and their carers
  • Clinical leadership with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for children and young people in out of home care
  • Training for professionals and carers in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches to out of home care

 

ABOUT YOU

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for these roles is up to $75,858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car (dependant on location). The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the closing date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Full-time, ongoing
  • Melbourne location

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

 

THE ROLES:
The Child Trauma Counsellor/Therapeutic Specialist positions will carry a varied caseload across the range of therapeutic programs offered by the Foundation. As such the role will provide:

  • Counselling to children, young people and their carers
  • Clinical leadership with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for children and young people in out of home care
  • Training for professionals and carers in trauma-informed therapeutic approaches to out of home care

 

ABOUT YOU:

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for these roles is up to $75,858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car (dependant on location). The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the Closing Date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP Organisation

  • Alice Springs
  • Ongoing, permanent position
  • Possible relocation costs for the right candidate

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

 

THE ROLE:
The key responsibility of the role is to act as a specialist therapeutic consultant and practitioner across the residential and intensive youth support programs which are delivered in partnership with a range of providers. This position will be a key member of the team in each program and is primarily responsible for the provision of:

  • Specialist therapeutic support to the carers (residential) and other members of the care team
  • The delivery of specialised training about trauma and therapeutic care to professionals, carers and volunteer support peopleDirect therapeutic work with children/young people where appropriate
  • Direct therapeutic work with children/young people where appropriate

 

THE ROLE:

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community.

 

REMUNERATION & BENEFITS:
The salary for these roles is up to $75, 858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car. The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications. In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

 


 

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office). Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 2nd August 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the Closing Date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

It’s an exciting time to join this highly regarded and growing national NFP organisation.

  • Alice Springs
  • Ongoing, permanent position
  • Possible relocation costs for the right candidate

The Australian Childhood Foundation is a national children’s charity aiming to prevent child abuse and reduce the harm it causes to children, families and the community. It provides specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care programs to children and young people affected by abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

The Role:

The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to the delivery of trauma-sensitive, culturally strong services to children, young people and their families. Using these approaches, this role will join a growing team of Senior Clinicians/Therapeutic Specialists in Alice Springs and surrounding areas. The role will support our current service delivery and be part of expanding counselling services for children, young people and families. The role will work with our growing number of partner agencies to support the delivery of therapeutic models of out of home care and intensive support services for children, young people and families. The role will be responsible for undertaking therapeutic assessments and developing therapeutic plans for children and young people which will form the basis of direct work with the child/young person/family and clinical consultancy, using a care team approach, to resource the care and school environments to be trauma-sensitive in how they understand and respond to the needs of traumatised children and young people in their programs.

 

About you:

  • Tertiary qualified in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Eligibility for membership of the relevant professional association.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direct service in the clinical assessment and treatment of children, young people and families.
  • Highly developed ability to provide secondary consultation and advice to clinicians and other professionals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to lead and manage in an area of challenging and complex practice.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma, attachment and neurobiology frameworks and theories.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or in working with traumatised children.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the capacity to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, including carers, DHHS, other agencies and the community.

Remuneration & Benefits:  The salary for these roles is up to $75, 858 + superannuation + salary packaging + use of a fully maintained car.  The salary is determined on the basis of the employee’s experience and qualifications.  In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to:

  • An additional $3000 for a Masters degree/$5000 for a Doctorate in a relevant discipline
  • Professional Development (up to $1000 (pro-rata) per year)
  • Employee Assistance Program

Interested in this new opportunity to make a difference in the lives of children?  

For position descriptions, please contact: Holly Macdonald via HOBAN Recruitment on hollym@hoban.com.au or please call Holly on 08 8111 8500 (via Adelaide Office).   Written applications, including responses to each key selection criteria, with an up to date resume, should be forwarded to Holly Macdonald by email no later than 5.00pm EST, 22nd September 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the Closing Date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

  • Dynamic role you can make your own
  • Abbotsford location
  • Act as key point of contact for a National Not for Profit

Children need us to stand up for them, understand and protect them. Together we can ensure all Australian children have a childhood.

The Australian Childhood Foundation believes in a world where all children are safe from the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect. We provide specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care to child victims of abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

We are seeking a dynamic and self-motivated Reception/Administration Officer who will provide administrative support to all areas of the orgnaisation. You will be the face of the organisation, acting as the key initial point of contact for the Foundation’s head office.

Your main duties will include answering and directing all incoming calls and enquiries across the organisation through management of the national number, managing all incoming and outgoing correspondence and greeting and managing all visitors, training attendees and contractors to the site.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Answer and appropriately direct all incoming telephone enquiries to national 1300 number and email enquiries in a professional and timely manner, recording and delivering messages where required
  • Act as initial point of contact for all internal and external site visitors while providing professional and pleasant customer service experience
  • Coordinate and record all incoming and outgoing correspondence
  • Provide general administrative support across the organization regarding accurately recording and making outgoing calls, word processing, filing, faxing, scanning and photocopying
  • Provide administrative support to ensure the processing of students for on-site training delivered by the organisation

Key Selection Criteria:

  • You will have previous experience managing a national switchboard and reception
  • Excellent computer proficiency and experience using Microsoft Office Suite
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional time management skills, including capacity to prioritise workload
  • Demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain strong relationships/partnerships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • Ability to resolve issues and conflicts with a logical and sustainable approach
  • Ability to work with confidential and private information respectfully

 

You will also have a Working with Children check, and be willing to undergo a National Police Check.

With an attractive salary on offer, a professional development allowance and salary packaging benefits, this opportunity is one not to be missed.

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, please forward your resume and cover letter (including addressing each of the above Key Selection Criteria) to Georgia Pattison – HR Advisor gpattison@childhood.org.au or if you would like more information on this opportunity, please email Georgia Pattison or call 0409 648 566.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the closing date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.

  • Dynamic role you can make your own
  • Abbotsford location
  • Lead a small team of admin professionals

The Australian Childhood Foundation believes in a world where all children are safe from the trauma of abuse, violence and neglect. We provide specialist trauma counselling and therapeutic care to child victims of abuse, as well as running research, education and community awareness programs.

We are seeking a dynamic Support Services Team Leader who will provide leadership to a small team of geographically dispersed administrative staff.

You will be responsible for leading your team to support the Professional Education, Fundraising and Corporate Services Teams in providing efficient and effective seamless point of contact for all students, donors and event attendees.

The key focus will be the areas of customer database, event, student and donor management. You will be instrumental in coordinating the implementation and ongoing maintenance of effective administrative systems and procedures across these areas.

Your key responsibilities will be to:

  • Coordinate and provide leadership to a small and geographically dispersed administrative team responsible for supporting identified Professional Education, Fundraising and Corporate Services Customer interfaces
  • Implement a seamless one touch point customer experience for all students, donors and event attendees
  • Coordinate all training/event administrative support across the foundation
  • Coordinate the planning and delivery of events in all locations across the organization
  • Provide leadership and direction to a drive a high performing team by providing feedback and appraising performance against annual departmental and organisational goals/objectives as determined by the Strategic Plan
  • Coordinate the processing of donations and relationship management with donors leading to an enhanced donor experience
  • Coordinate the team to liaise with students and act as lead end to end contact for all training enquiries, enrolments and processing

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Substantial previous experience in managing a team of administrative officers.
  • You have experience in managing a small geographically dispersed team.
  • You hold an appropriate qualification or relevant previous experience in an administrative leadership role.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a customer database and act as custodian of the organisations data.
  • You have the ability to delegate workload appropriately across a small team
  • You have excellent time management skills, including capacity to prioritise workload and manage multiple projects concurrently
  • You have demonstrated capacity to establish and maintain strong working relationships/ partnerships with key stakeholders, both internally and externally
  • You have the ability to work flexibly and responsively in a dynamic environment
  • You have an understanding of Salesforce – highly desirable

You will also have a drivers’ license and Working with Children check, and be willing to undergo a National Police Check.

This is a significant opportunity to grow both your role and the organisation. With an attractive salary on offer, a professional development allowance and salary packaging benefits, this opportunity is one not to be missed.

How to apply:

If this sounds like you, please forward your resume and cover letter (including addressing each of the above Key Selection Criteria) to Georgia Pattison – HR Advisor gpattison@childhood.org.au or if you would like more information on this opportunity, please email Georgia Pattison or call 0409 648 566.

Applications close 5pm EST Friday 13th October 2017.

Applications will be assessed as they are received. The Foundation may stop recruitment before the closing date if it is able to fill these positions earlier. Applicants are advised to apply as soon as they can.