Senior Practitioner

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At 54 reasons we know that education, culture and community are powerful protective factors that are proven to reduce offending behaviours. That’s why we help young people who are at risk of offending or reoffending to get back on track by providing flexible, culturally responsive 1-1 support, with a strong focus on re-engagement with education and vocation pathways.


Our programs aim to promote wellbeing; and empower children and young people to create meaningful change in their community.


54 reasons is Australia’s leading child rights organisation – no ordinary not-for-profit.

Proudly part of the Save the Children Australia Group and global movement, we’re here to make sure that everyone understands their rights. So that children and young people have their rights met and thrive, in all their diversity.


We champion the children, young people and families we work with. We are inspired by the curiosity and creativity of children and motivated by the love of those who care for them.


With the child’s voice at the centre, we provide quality services to children and their caregivers, advocating with them so that children develop, learn, and are connected, safe and confident. Our people are proudly local, reflective of the communities we serve – in every state and territory, and across regions, remote areas and capital cities.

cs. We re proudly part of Save the Children Australia Group

Where you come in:

In this full-time maximum term position (through to end of December 2024, with strong potential for extension) based out of our Shepparton office, you’ll work with our dedicated Youth Worker’s to support young people in our Out Teach program reach their potential.


Our ‘Out Teach’ program, a youth outreach program works with young people aged 10-17 years and focuses on educational and vocational engagement as protective factors.


You will make an impact by:

  • Planning, overseeing, and coordinating the program to a high standard
  • Coaching, training, and developing colleagues to increase skill and competency to enable high-quality service delivery
  • Coordinating team meetings and training for the purpose of continual personal and team development
  • Coordinating staff caseloads and program logistics, monitoring and evaluation, risk management and child protection
  • Managing volunteers and student placements

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 children and young people, and their families. Most importantly, you have a strong sense of empathy and an infectious enthusiasm for your job.

This role requires:

  • Degree or diploma in a relevant field and/or significant equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated experience in early childhood, youth, and adolescent development
  • Experience in coaching and mentoring teams and volunteers
  • Prior experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and CALD communities
  • Demonstrated experience in using trauma informed practice
  • Exceptional communication skills and experience in report writing

Working at 54 reasons is more than just a job.

54 Reasons is proudly part of Save the Children Australia. We are a learning organisation that invests in the development and wellbeing of our people. Our workforce is approximately 1100 people strong, and proudly diverse, whether in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, cultures and beliefs.


We are creative, connected and accountable, bringing energy, guts and ideas to all we do to champion children in Australia and partner with families, communities and partners to bring about change.


Our people work from both home and office, with important moments held in-person to foster belonging and support professional development. Our leave provisions include personal, ceremonial and family violence leave as well as the ability to purchase additional leave. Remuneration is benchmarked and we offer full non-profit salary packaging benefits.


Other benefits include:

  • Award rate salary (Level 5.1 – $47.50 per hour) plus full salary packaging benefits – use this link to see how much this benefit could mean to you!
  • Internal employment and development opportunities
  • Additional leave opportunities


For more information regarding our employee benefits, please follow this link.

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: 4pm AEST, 29th of April 2024


Position description: Senior Practitioner


For more information about this position, please contact Gai Campbell at



We have tested our application process with diverse groups in mind, with the intent to ensure its straightforward and accessible for all to apply. Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our culture and improve our ability to reach our most vulnerable client groups. But we also know there is no one-size fits-all when it comes to recruitment – so if we didn’t quite hit the mark for you, please let us know! We’re dedicated to ensuring Save the Children is a workplace suitable for all people and can modify our processes to suit you – no matter your race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, sexuality, neurodiversity, culture and beliefs.


Save the Children 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. We also support the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. You can read about the Scheme and our commitment to Safeguarding here.

Job Location
Shepparton, Victoria, Australia
Shepparton, Australia
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