Sisters Inside

Current Vacancies

Children’s Violence Prevention Worker NQ

Children’s Violence Prevention Worker (NQ) Part Time – This position aims to reduce the rates of violence affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Violence prevention education and support will be delivered through art-based healthy relationships playgroup with mothers and their children in prison or the community. The Children’s Violence Prevention Worker is responsible for coordinating the playgroup, seeking out sessional staff to run the group, and providing individual resourcing and support to mothers and children outside group activities. Whilst the activities will be located in Townsville, the Worker may be required to provide outreach support to families throughout North Queensland and (if resources allow) more widely.

The Children’s Violence Prevention Worker is part of the Sisters Inside (SIS) NQ Violence Prevention Team, which includes a Youth Violence Prevention Worker. The Team will work closely with, and be advised, by the 2 workers in the existing SIS NQ Anti-Violence Program, and will be supported by a qualified Circle of Security Facilitator and our 2 Women and Children’s Workers. The Worker is expected to work closely with other SIS staff in accordance with the Mission, Values & Vision, model of service, and policies and procedures of SIS.

Women with relevant lived experience (including lived prison experience) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are encouraged to apply.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 8th June 2020.  To view full Job Description please click on the image.  Please send your application to:  [email protected].

 

Youth Violence Prevention Worker NQ

Youth Violence Prevention Worker (NQ) Full Time – The position aims to reduce the rates of violence affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. Violence prevention education and support will be delivered through arts/sports activities to young people affected by criminalisation (i.e. either they, or a parent, have been in the criminal/youth legal system). The Youth Violence Prevention Worker is responsible for coordinating arts/sports groups, seeking out sessional staff to run the groups, and providing individual resourcing and support to young people outside group activities. Whilst the activities will be located in Townsville, the Worker may be required to provide outreach support to young people throughout North Queensland and (if resources allow) more widely.

The Youth Violence Prevention Worker is part of the Sisters Inside (SIS) NQ Violence Prevention Team, which includes a Children’s Violence Prevention Worker. The Team will work closely with, and be advised, by the 2 workers in the existing SIS NQ Anti-Violence Program, and will be supported by a qualified Circle of Security Facilitator. The Worker is expected to work closely with other SIS staff in accordance with the Mission, Values & Vision, model of service, and policies and procedures of SIS.

Women with relevant lived experience (including lived prison experience) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are encouraged to apply.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 8th June 2020.  To view full Job Description please click on the image.   Please send your application to:  [email protected].

 

Youth Art Worker NQ

This position aims to reduce the number of young people in, and returning to, prison in North Queensland (NQ).  We know that the children of criminalised families are at much greater risk of ending up in child or adult prisons.  The Youth Arts Worker will support 13 – 25 year olds affected by personal and/or family criminalisation to address multi-generational family breakdown and associated criminalisation.  The worker will facilitate mother/youth relationships whilst either/both are in prison and support post-release family reunification and community connections.  This includes reducing the exclusion and isolation of young people through strengthening relationships with their family, peers, culture, school, work or volunteering.  The position will mainly work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people and their families.

The Youth Connect Thru Art Program will trial using a multi-cultural, multi-gender art group as a mechanism for engagement, peer support  and development with young people.  The Youth Arts Worker will facilitate a weekly art group and will provide individual resourcing and support to participants outside the group.  Whilst the art group will be located in Townsville, the Worker may be required to provide post-release outreach support throughout North Queensland and (if resources allow) more widely.

Women with relevant lived experience (including lived prison experience) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women are encouraged to apply.  

Applications close at 5pm on Monday 8th June 2020.  To view full Job Description please click on the image.   Please send your application to:  [email protected].

 

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