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

  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Attractive salary and excellent benefits package including a vehicle, phone, tablet and salary packaging
  • Dubbo – full time

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of clinical services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up to date and evidence and based upon theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the therapeutic care programs.

The opportunity:

    We currently have a Therapeutic Specialist position available in Dubbo and the surrounding area. The Therapeutic Specialist will aid in supporting the implementation of the new OurSPACE therapeutic program to be rolled out across NSW.

    The OurSPACE program has been funded under Their Futures Matter reforms implemented by the NSW Government. It recognizes that through the relationships they form, Foster-carers and Kinship carers provide continual moments of repair for the children who they look after. It includes the implementation of a statewide helpline for carers as well as provide therapeutic intervention to children and carers which aims to increase placement stability and improve developmental outcomes of children in care. It uses the Foundation’s integrated model of evidence informed trauma based therapeutic practice. It will employ an additional 17 staff in NSW, including a program manager, 3 team leaders and 12 therapeutic specialists.

    The locations of regional staff is flexible and depend on program need, staff home locations and availability of co-location opportunities.

    OurSPACE also includes a partnership with Ngaoara to provide specific assessments and support for children and young people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island backgrounds and their carers.

About the role:

    We are seeking passionate and energetic Therapeutic Specialists who will act as specialist therapeutic consultants and practitioners, working in partnership with children, carers, and networks of professionals to deliver the OurSPACE program. As a Therapeutic Specialist at ACF you will be responsible for providing specialist therapeutic intervention with children/young people as well as prvoding therapeutic support to foster carers, kinship carers, and other members of the child’s care team.

    As the Therapeutic Specialist you will be responsible for the key areas of:

  • Program development, implementation and review
  • Specialist therapeutic support and advice
  • Therapeutic work with children
  • Delivery of training on trauma and therapeutic care
  • Advocacy and research

About you:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or working with traumatised children.
  • Willingness to undergo a Criminal Records Check.
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check
  • Current drivers licence

    Remuneration & Benefits:

    The salary package is based on the terms and conditions of a Social and Community Services Employee Level 6 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

    Depending on personal circumstances, the total value of the package is approximately $104,496 – $110,261, including superannuation, motor vehicle and salary packaging.

    In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to ongoing Professional Development and an Employee Assistance Program.


     

    To apply:

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

    Please email recruitment@childhood.org.au to request a copy of the position description for this role or for more information on the role. Then to apply please email recruitment@childhood.org.au with a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria (located in the position description).

    The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to E.E.O principles and a smoke-free workplace. The Australian Childhood Foundation meets all of its obligations as a Safeguarding Children organisation. The successful applicant is required to comply with all of its policies, including its Code of Conduct and child protection policies.

    Applications will be assessed and continued until the right candidates are sought, no close date will be issued; if you are interested please apply as soon as practicable.

  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Exciting and innovative role
  • Abbotsford location- full time fixed term will possibility of extension

Australian Childhood Foundation was established originally in 1986 with its primary aim to advocate on behalf of children who have suffered abuse and neglect. It is a non-profit, non-government organisation that has made substantial achievements in the prevention of child abuse through education, advocacy, research and specialised therapeutic services to abused children and their family members.

The opportunity:

    ACF has an exciting opportunity for a new Marketing Manager. The Marketing Manager will work closely with our Executive Manager, Partnerships, Fundraising and Marketing to drive the development and implementation of our marketing strategy, optimising stakeholder and corporate partnership engagement.

About the role:

    As the new Marketing Manager you will be responsible for:

  • Produce a marketing calendar as part of the marketing strategy, to drive the integration of digital communications, social media, PR.
  • Ensure the integration of data as a tool to drive an integrated digital marketing plan, incorporating social media calendar and activity.
  • Ensure the delivery of traditional collateral for the program including writing content and ensuring the design of kits, annual report, documents and proposals in line with the brand guidelines. This includes managing the integration and uniformity of the style guide across the various program areas.
  • Assess and recommend community engagement opportunities with a view to increasing awareness of the organisation and its services. Implement and deliver functional low-cost platforms for such engagement.
  • Drive communications strategies and new marketing initiatives.
  • Develop plans and communications to further attract and grow corporate partnerships.
  • Management of marketing plans and activities including public relations, events, website development and social media activation-outreach.
  • Expand social media influence and reach through data driven strategies and plans- Tracking of donors, partners, key stakeholders through their social media activity and communicating with them with tailored relevant content. Working alongside the Professional Community Engagement Manager, Community Engagement Manager, Fundraising Manager and Corporate Partnership Manager and other leading stakeholders internally.

About you:

  • An appropriate qualification or relevant experience suited to Marketing or related disciplines.
  • Strong organisational and project management skills.
  • Proven ability to produce a marketing strategy and implement said strategy.
  • Strong stakeholder engagement and negotiation skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with the ability to develop reports and presentations.
  • Knowledge of digital marketing including search engine optimisation, website design, optimising social media presence.
  • A proactive self-starter who thrives on finding innovative methods to reach a variety of audiences.
  • A current and valid Working with Children Check and National Police Records Clearance.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience in the management of a CRM – Salesforce, WordPress is ideal.

    Remuneration & Benefits:

    The salary for these roles consists of a competitive base salary + superannuation + salary packaging + Surface Pro + Mobile Phone. 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 ongoing Professional Development and an Employee Assistance Program.


     

    To apply:

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

    Please email recruitment@childhood.org.au to request a copy of the position description for this role or for more information on the role. Then to apply please email recruitment@childhood.org.au with a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria (located in the position description).

    The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to E.E.O principles and a smoke-free workplace. The Australian Childhood Foundation meets all of its obligations as a Safeguarding Children organisation. The successful applicant is required to comply with all of its policies, including its Code of Conduct and child protection policies.

    Applications will be assessed and continued until the right candidates are sought, no close date will be issued; if you are interested please apply as soon as practicable.

  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Attractive salary and excellent benefits package including a vehicle, phone, tablet and salary packaging
  • Full time Albury based role, initial 16-month contract

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of clinical services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up to date and evidence and based upon theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the therapeutic care programs.

The opportunity:

    We currently have a full time Therapeutic Specialist role available in our Albury office providing services across Albury and Wodonga. This is an initial 16 month contract initially.

    The Therapeutic Residential Care programs (TRC) seeks to provide a care context for young people who have experienced abuse related trauma that addresses the impact of the trauma on the child’s emotional, psychological, behavioral and social functioning. Through the provision of care that has a deliberate therapeutic intent, the placement seeks to actively promote the recovery of the child from the effects of his/her trauma.

    Therapeutic Residential Care is intensive and time-limited care for a child or young person in statutory care that responds to the complex impacts of abuse, neglect and trauma. This is achieved through the creation of positive, safe, healing relationships and experiences informed by a sound understanding of trauma, damaged attachment, and developmental needs. Therapeutic residential care seeks to provide a healing environment for children in statutory care that is sensitive and responsive to the trauma, attachment, loss and developmental history of the young person. The model is underpinned by recognition of the importance of specialist supports, healthy relationships and good communication between all stakeholders. The therapeutic specialist provides training and support to staff teams in trauma informed care and the development of programs for children and young people.

About the role:

    We are seeking a passionate and energetic Therapeutic Specialists who will act as a specialist therapeutic consultant and practitioner within the therapeutic residential care program and for other children/young people referred to ACF. You will be a key member of the support team for residential care staff and other professionals working with the children and young people.

    As the Therapeutic Specialist you will be responsible for the key areas of:

  • Program development, implementation and review
  • Specialist therapeutic support and advice
  • Therapeutic work with children
  • Delivery of training on trauma and therapeutic care
  • Advocacy and research

About you:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or working with traumatised children.
  • Willingness to undergo a Criminal Records Check.
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check
  • Current drivers licence

    Remuneration & Benefits:

    The salary package is based on the terms and conditions of a Social and Community Services Employee Level 6 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

    Depending on personal circumstances, the total value of the package is approximately $104,496 – $110,261, including superannuation, motor vehicle and salary packaging.

    In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to ongoing Professional Development and an Employee Assistance Program.


     

    To apply:

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

    Please email recruitment@childhood.org.au to request a copy of the position description for this role or for more information on the role. Then to apply please email recruitment@childhood.org.au with a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria (located in the position description).

    The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to E.E.O principles and a smoke-free workplace. The Australian Childhood Foundation meets all of its obligations as a Safeguarding Children organisation. The successful applicant is required to comply with all of its policies, including its Code of Conduct and child protection policies.

    Applications will be assessed and continued until the right candidates are sought, no close date will be issued; if you are interested please apply as soon as practicable.

  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Attractive salary and excellent benefits package including a vehicle, phone, tablet and salary packaging
  • Morwell location – full or part time

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of clinical services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up to date and evidence and based upon theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the therapeutic care programs.

The opportunity:

    We currently have a full and/or part time Therapeutic Specialist roles available in our Morwell office providing services across the Gippsland area..

    ACF currently has an exciting vacancy for a Therapeutic Specialist to join our small team based in Morwell. In this role you will act as a specialist therapeutic consultant and practitioner, working in partnership with out of home care providers to deliver therapeutically enriched home based care to children. You will be responsible for providing specialist therapeutic support to the carers and other members of the care team, the delivery of specialist training about trauma and therapeutic care to professionals, carers and volunteer support people, including direct therapeutic work with children where appropriate.
    This position has a key leadership role with regard to the development and implementation of appropriate therapeutic support for each child.

Your primary responsibilities:

  • Work in partnership with foster care workers to ensure a coordinated, effective and timely response to children, carers and families of origin providing clinical leadership in the implementation of the program. This includes assessment procedures, needs identification, risk assessment, practice guidelines, case documentation and transition planning.
  • Provide referral and assessment advice to Child Protection, Placement Co-ordination Unit, foster care providers and other referrers regarding the eligibility and placement matching of children into the program.
  • Participate with the foster care provider in the accreditation of carers into the therapeutic foster care program and attend and co-facilitate, where necessary, at any regular forums held for carers with the purpose of peer support and exchange of information.
  • Participate as an active member of the care team in all relevant care team meetings, operational groups and panels and maintain regular planned telephone consultation with care team members as agreed with regard to the needs of the child, care family and other key stakeholders.
  • Provide secondary consultation concerning the mental health needs of children referred to the program to all members of each child’s care team, network and others involved in the child’s life, as appropriate.
  • Undertake specialized trauma assessments for children and young people referred into the program from other sources.
  • Contribute to the collaborative development of specialist trauma-based training to carers, staff and all relevant network members.
  • Deliver training programs to out of home care staff and carers as required.

About you:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or working with traumatised children.
  • Willingness to undergo a Criminal Records Check.
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check
  • Current drivers licence

    Remuneration & Benefits:

    The salary package is based on the terms and conditions of a Social and Community Services Employee Level 6 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

    Depending on personal circumstances, the total value of the package is approximately $104,496 – $110,261, including superannuation, motor vehicle and salary packaging.

    In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to ongoing Professional Development and an Employee Assistance Program.


     

    To apply:

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

    Please email recruitment@childhood.org.au to request a copy of the position description for this role or for more information on the role. Then to apply please email recruitment@childhood.org.au with a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria (located in the position description).

    The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to E.E.O principles and a smoke-free workplace. The Australian Childhood Foundation meets all of its obligations as a Safeguarding Children organisation. The successful applicant is required to comply with all of its policies, including its Code of Conduct and child protection policies.

    Applications will be assessed and continued until the right candidates are sought, no close date will be issued; if you are interested please apply as soon as practicable.

  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Attractive salary and excellent benefits package including, phone, tablet and salary packaging
  • Full or part time available initial 12-month contract

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of clinical services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up to date and evidence and based upon theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the therapeutic care programs.

The opportunity:

    We currently have a Therapeutic Specialist role available in our Darwin office on a full or part time basis providing therapeutic services across two Territory Family houses. This is an initial 12 month contract.

    The Foundation has a partnership with Territory Families to deliver therapeutically informed Residential Care for two of their houses. The Therapeutic Specialist will assume the role of clinical lead and work closely with staff in each of the residences to support the implementation of a trauma-informed model and therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families.

    The residential care program seeks to provide a care context for children and young people who have experienced abuse and trauma that addresses the impact of the trauma on the child’s emotional, psychological, behavioural and social functioning. Through the provision of care that has a deliberate therapeutic intent, the placement seeks to actively promote the recovery of the child/young person from the effects of the trauma. A therapeutic care plan is developed for each child within the program and reviewed regularly.

    The major elements of the therapeutic residential care program include the provision of an enriched, therapeutically intentional environment throughout all staff interactions. This will be achieved by an inclusive team approach, and the provision of specialised therapeutic support and training to carers/staff.

About the role:

    We are seeking a passionate and energetic Therapeutic Specialists who will act as a specialist therapeutic consultant and practitioner within the therapeutic residential houses in partnership with Territory Families. You will be a key member of the support team for residential care staff and other professionals working with the children and young people.

    As the Therapeutic Specialist you will be responsible for the key areas of:

  • Program development, implementation and review
  • Specialist therapeutic support and advice
  • Therapeutic work with children
  • Delivery of training on trauma and therapeutic care
  • Advocacy and research

About you:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or working with traumatised children.
  • Willingness to undergo a Criminal Records Check.
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check or equivalent
  • Current drivers licence

    Remuneration & Benefits:

    The salary package is based on the terms and conditions of a Social and Community Services Employee Level 6 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

    Depending on personal circumstances, the total value of the package is approximately $104,496 – $110,261, including superannuation, and salary packaging.

    In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to ongoing Professional Development and an Employee Assistance Program.


     

    To apply:

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

    Please email recruitment@childhood.org.au to request a copy of the position description for this role or for more information on the role. Then to apply please email recruitment@childhood.org.au with a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria (located in the position description).

    The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to E.E.O principles and a smoke-free workplace. The Australian Childhood Foundation meets all of its obligations as a Safeguarding Children organisation. The successful applicant is required to comply with all of its policies, including its Code of Conduct and child protection policies.

    Applications will be assessed and continued until the right candidates are sought, no close date will be issued; if you are interested please apply as soon as practicable.

  • Make a difference in the lives of children
  • Attractive salary and excellent benefits package including, vehicle, phone, tablet and salary packaging
  • Flexible full or part time opportunity available

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivery of clinical services, professional training and secondary consultation programs built upon up to date and evidence and based upon theoretical frameworks including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment and relational theories and child development. This theoretical framework provides the foundation upon which all elements of care and intervention are provided by the therapeutic care programs.

The opportunity:

    We currently have a Therapeutic Specialist role available in Katherine on a full or part time basis providing therapeutic services in a residential care setting in partnership with Anglicare.

    The Foundation has a partnership with Anglicare NT to deliver a therapeutically informed Residential Care and Intensive Youth Support Services to children and young people subject to the involvement of the Territory Families. The Therapeutic Specialist will assume the role of clinical lead and work closely with staff in each of the programs to support the implementation of a trauma-informed model and therapeutic interventions to children, young people and their families.

    The major elements of the therapeutic residential care program include the provision of an enriched, therapeutically intentional environment throughout all staff interactions. This will be achieved by an inclusive team approach, and the provision of specialised therapeutic support and training to carers/staff.

    The Intensive Youth Support Service will work with young people deemed to be at risk and vulnerable. The Therapeutic Specialist will be responsible for working with a small team of youth support workers in the development of intervention plans for young people that take account of and address the impacts of trauma and disruption in the lives of the young people.

About the role:

    We are seeking a passionate and energetic Therapeutic Specialist who will act as a specialist therapeutic consultant and practitioner within the residential and intensive youth support programs in partnership with Anglicare. You will be a key member of the support team for care staff and other professionals working with the children and young people.

    As the Therapeutic Specialist you will be responsible for the key areas of:

  • Program development, implementation and review
  • Specialist therapeutic support and advice
  • Therapeutic work with children
  • Delivery of training on trauma and therapeutic care
  • Advocacy and research

About you:

  • An appropriate tertiary qualification in Psychology, Social Work or a related discipline.
  • Substantial experience in the area of child abuse and/or working with traumatised children.
  • Willingness to undergo a Criminal Records Check.
  • Current and valid Working with Children Check or equivalent
  • Current drivers licence

    Remuneration & Benefits:

    The salary package is based on the terms and conditions of a Social and Community Services Employee Level 6 under the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.

    Depending on personal circumstances, the total value of the package is approximately $104,496 – $110,261, including superannuation, and salary packaging.

    In joining a strong, values based organisation, you will also have access to ongoing Professional Development and an Employee Assistance Program.


     

    To apply:

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

    Please email recruitment@childhood.org.au to request a copy of the position description for this role or for more information on the role. Then to apply please email recruitment@childhood.org.au with a copy of your current resume along with a cover letter addressing each of the Key Selection Criteria (located in the position description).

    The Australian Childhood Foundation is committed to E.E.O principles and a smoke-free workplace. The Australian Childhood Foundation meets all of its obligations as a Safeguarding Children organisation. The successful applicant is required to comply with all of its policies, including its Code of Conduct and child protection policies.

    Applications will be assessed and continued until the right candidates are sought, no close date will be issued; if you are interested please apply as soon as practicable.