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Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Child and Family Network
Caseworker (Aboriginal Identified)
Lismore office (Service delivery area Tweed Heads to Grafton)

We value building meaningful relationships and work to build trust with families, communities and our partners.

Our Vision is for a connected, culturally rich and thriving community where Ngunya Jarjum support our local families to nurture their children, raise them on country, and preserve our culture and strength into the future.

The Office of the Children’s Guardian has recently awarded Ngunya Jarjum five years accreditation giving great stability and further growth opportunities.

To support this growth Ngunya Jarjum is looking to further expand our team.

Reporting to Manager Casework, your focus will be providing support and supervision to children in Ngunya Jarjum’s permanency support program (PSP) and to achieve quality outcomes for the children placed with the service.

The key objectives of the role include to:

  • ensure case practice is delivered to a high professional standard and in a manner that promotes the safety, welfare and wellbeing, family and community connections of children placed in Ngunya Jarjum’s care
  • ensure services are delivered in line with established Ngunya Jarjum policies and procedures, Office of Children’s Guardian (OCG) standards and in compliance with relevant legislation
  • work in a manner that ensures sound community networks and fosters and maintains positive interagency relationships.
  • You will need a Minimum 3 Years’ Experience in child protection, early childhood development, Youth and/or Family Work or related sectors.
  • Also, Cert IV or Diploma in Community Services or related field or be willing to obtain this within 12 months of commencement.

Please submit your Resume and application letter outlining the following selection criteria –

  • Aboriginality
  • Experience working in a permanency support program environment and strong casework skills
  • Demonstrated ability to engage & work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Effective time management and personal organisational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • High Level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • First Aid Certificate, or Willingness to obtain within 3 months of commencement
  • Current NSW driver’s licence (open licence only, not provisional)
  • Appointment to this position will be subject to a National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check clearance.
  • Two reference checks will be required including one recent supervisor.

A generous remuneration package will be negotiated plus superannuation, leave loading and salary sacrifice.

We offer an excellent range of benefits including:

  • Full non-profit status with salary sacrifice available to reduce tax and increase your take home pay
  • An opportunity to make a difference to Aboriginal Jarjum’s and families across our community
  • A beautiful location on the flourishing NSW North coast.
To find out more please contact Michelle Hicks on (02) 6626 3700 Human Resources Manager. All applications will be received via seek online or email 

70 hour Fortnight Full-time 12 month maximum term contracts available.

The closing date for this role is 5.00pm on Monday 19th April 2021.

This position is identified for Aboriginal people and exemption is claimed under 14d of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.
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