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Children and Young Person Worker

Part time

About the Role

  • Support the social, emotional, educational and developmental needs of children and young people affected by homelessness and domestic and family violence
  • Provide child and young person-centered support and programs
  • Work within a feminist, multidisciplinary team
  • Permanent part time role, SCHADS 3.2, 30 hours/week, with some flexibility


The Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) is a non-government, not-for profit charitable organisation. We deliver a range of crisis and early intervention accommodation and support services to women, children, young people, and families who are experiencing, or at risk of homelessness and/or domestic and family violence.

For over 40 years we have been doing this work across the lands of the Gadigal and Wongal people of the Eora Nation (Sydney’s inner city and inner west regions), and working in partnership with community, business and government stakeholders.

About the Role

The Children and Young Person Worker will be based in our crisis accommodation refuges and contribute to the overall positive experience of children and young people who are engaged with WAGEC by implementing programs for children and young people as well as interacting one on one with children and parents. The core responsibilities of this role are:

  1. Working closely with children and young people who may display complex issues, possible trauma affectation and disabilities:
  2. Deliver solo or in collaboration with other staff and facilitators, activities and programs for children and/or young people. e.g supported playgroup and school holiday activities.
  3. Work collaboratively and flexibly with the Children and Young People’s Wellbeing Manager.
  4. Contribute to WAGEC’s monitoring, evaluation and reporting activities ensuring ethical data collection.
  5. Actively contribute to WAGEC’s organisational culture.

About You

To excel in this role, you will have experience working with diverse children and young people (0-17 years) who have experienced violence and trauma. You will be confident in working with their parents and other WAGEC staff. You will be self-motivated and able to work effectively in complex and challenging environments. You want to contribute your professional skills to creating a safer future for children and young people.

Applications close at 5.00pm (Sydney time) 1 July 2020.

For Further Information:

Meredith Turnbull WAGEC Recruitment Consultant
Phone: 0437 880 010 Email: recruitment@wagec.org.au