Child and Family Wellbeing Program Assistant
Save the Children International (Save the Children)
Location: Darwin (Australia)
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Do you want to work in partnership with children and families in your community to empower positive change in their lives? Save the Children’s Child Wellbeing Programs work in early intervention and prevention, supporting positive educational and wellbeing outcomes for local children at a critical period in their learning and development. As part of a committed team, you’ll deliver activities to children that promote child and family wellbeing.

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. In the Northern Territory, we support families by tackling issues at a community level to help children get the best start in life. See here for more information on our work across the Territory.

Where you come in:

In this part time (20-22 hours per week for 42 weeks per year) fixed term role for 12 months, you’ll work with Primary School aged children and their families. Your main responsibility will be the co-facilitation of Group Wellbeing Sessions to groups of children alongside the Wellbeing Worker. Based in Darwin, you’ll be part of our NT Programs team and report to the Team Leader.

Please note: Due to COVID-19 border restrictions, this role is currently open only to candidates based in the Northern Territory.

You will make an impact by:

  • Delivering activities to children that promote their social and emotional development and wellbeing
  • Preparing and evaluating sessions and program impact
  • Maintaining effective communication with stakeholders, school staff, families and the community
  • Building collaborative relationships with school staff, families and children
  • Fostering maximum wellbeing for every child referred to the Wellbeing Programs

Does this sound like you?

… Your ability to relate to children and families along with your community knowledge and connections will be invaluable in this role. You’re known for your ability to develop and maintain effective and respectful relationships with parents, carers, children and young people, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or Culturally and Linguistically Diverse families. You have a strong work ethic and you can confidently manage multiple tasks at a time.

* * * We strongly encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates to apply * * *

This role requires:

  • Cert 3 or equivalent qualification in Social Work, Early Childhood or relevant field
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families
  • Cultural and/or community knowledge
  • First Aid Certificate or ability to attain one
  • NT Driver’s Licence
  • NT Working with Children Check (OCHRE Card)

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:

  • Individual learning plans to assist in your career development
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Friendly and flexible work environment
  • Award rate salary
  • Professional supervision training and monthly supervision sessions
  • Full salary packaging benefits

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 Thursday 13th August 2020.

Position Description – Child and Family Wellbeing Program Assistant

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. Our inclusive workplace culture contributes to making Save the Children a great place to work.

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.

Save the Children Australia supports the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. If you are successful in your application, we will request consent to access HR held information pertaining to your last 5 years of employment. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Darwin, 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.