Senior Practitioner - Case Management
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
Location: Australia
Occupations: Legal Affairs
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We need you to join our dedicated program team to maximise its impact on the lives of young people in the beautiful Kimberley town of Kununurra. In this varied and challenging role, you’ll coordinate and develop the intensive youth mentoring programs in the East Kimberley. You’ll support young people to develop lasting links with the community and encourage active engagement with the services we are proud to deliver.

Save the Children is no ordinary not-for-profit.

We’re ambitious, creative and outspoken. We stand up for children’s rights. We want all children to be educated, healthy and live a life free from violence. See here for more information on our work across Western Australia.

Where you come in:

In this full-time fixed term position (through to end December 2021), based in our Kununurra office, you’ll work in partnership with local youth justice stakeholders to support targeted young offenders aged 10-17 to reduce offending. You’ll be part of our Kununurra Youth Team and report to our Regional Manager - Kimberley.

You will make an impact by:

  • Supporting the design, implementation and monitoring of the program
  • Building relationships with the local community and confidence in the program
  • Providing practical support, mentoring and advocacy for young people and their families with complex needs
  • Organising successful back to country day trips and activities
  • Mentoring and supporting one Youth Worker, and additional casual staff when required

Does this sound like you?

… You’re a highly flexible practitioner who is calm under pressure and loves to have a positive impact working with traumatised youth. You’ve got plenty of energy and a can-do attitude, which will help you make long-lasting relationships with disengaged youth and their families. Most importantly, you have a strong sense of empathy and an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • Ability to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate activities
  • Experience in case management and working with young people, particularly Aboriginal young people
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and complex scenarios
  • Knowledge of the complex issues facing Aboriginal communities and families in the Kimberley region
  • Current valid driver’s licence
  • Relevant degree qualifications in youth work, social work, social science, education, psychology, or progress towards (highly desirable)

Working at Save the Children is more than just a job.

It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for children and working with others who feel the same. In addition to a connection to social causes, you will have access to:

  • Award rate salary plus full salary packaging benefits
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • One-week additional annual leave (5 weeks in total per annum)
  • Relocation assistance (if applicable)
  • Remote location allowance
  • Remote allowance of one flight per 12 months continued service
  • Air-conditioning subsidy
  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Friendly and flexible work environment

Sound interesting?

We’d love to hear from you. Submit your cover letter and resume by clicking on one of the buttons in the ‘Apply’ section.

Applications close Monday 17th August 2020.

Position Description – Senior Practitioner, Case Management

At Save the Children, we seek a workforce that is as diverse as our society – in race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexuality, cultures and beliefs – and reflects the communities we work in. We believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and core values and we demonstrate this commitment through all our employment practices.

Save the Children Australia is a child-safe organisation. All employees are required to undergo a National Police Check, a Working with Children Check where necessary, and sign our Child Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct.

Job Location
Kununurra, Western Australia, Australia

About Save the Children


Around the world, too many children start life at a disadvantage simply because of who they are and where they come from.

Millions of children are dying from preventable causes, face poverty, violence, disease and hunger. They are caught up in war zones and disasters they did nothing to create. And they are denied an education and other basic rights owed to them.

All children deserve better.

We champion the rights and interests of children worldwide, putting the most vulnerable children first.

With 25,000 dedicated staff across 120 countries, we respond to major emergencies, deliver innovative development programmes, and ensure children's voices are heard through our campaigning to build a better future for and with children.


Our ambition for 2030 is to create a world in which all children:

  • Survive: No child dies from preventable causes before their fifth birthday
  • Learn: All children learn from a quality basic education
  • Are Protected: Violence against children is no longer tolerated.

Our bold ambition builds on 100 years' experience of bringing communities, civil society, governments, businesses and donors together to achieve lasting change for children.

We believe this is the only way that we can inspire real progress and breakthroughs in the way the world treats children.


We are a global membership organisation, made up of Save the Children International and 29 national members.

We share one name, one strategy and one ambition for all children to survive, learn and be protected.