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Caseworker (Aboriginal Identified)

Balaa (Casework support) worker (Aboriginal Identified)

Caseworker (Aboriginal Identified)
Ngunya Jarjum Aboriginal Child and Family Network
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.

To succeed in this role you will need a minimum of 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 – 

  • You identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
  • Experience working in a permanency support program environment with strong casework skills/ case management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage & work effectively with Aboriginal families, children and young people.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of child and adolescent behaviour and development.
  • Ability to manage and prioritise tasks in a high-volume work environment to meet a number of competing deadlines.
  • High Level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications. 
  • Cert IV or Diploma in Community Services or related field or be willing to obtain this within 12 months of commencement. 
  • 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
  • Located on beautiful Bundjalung Country 

To find out more please contact Michelle Hicks on (02) 6626 3700 Human Resources Manager.

All applications will be received via SEEK or email recruitment@ngunyajarjum.com 

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

The closing date for this role is 5.00pm on Wednesday 22nd September 2021

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

Balaa (Casework support) worker (Aboriginal Identified)

 

NGUNYA JARJUM ABORIGINAL CHILD AND FAMILY NETWORK

Lismore Office (service delivery area Tweed Heads to Grafton)

Ngunya Jarjum’s Balaa Team are here to support our Aboriginal Families.

Are you any of the following or so Deadly you are all of them?

  • Passionate about working with and supporting Jarjums, families and communities on Bundjalung Country?
  • Enthusiastic about working amongst Mob?
  • Committed to ensuring Jarjum’s have the opportunity to stay connected to Country and culturally strong?

If you are keen to apply, send through your Resume and application letter outlining your experience and how you meet the following selection criteria to recruitment@ngunyajarjum.com OR submit via SEEK– 

Selection Criteria

  • You identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Current NSW driver’s license (Open license only not provisional)
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and work effectively with Aboriginal people and communities.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member demonstrating effective time management and personal organisational skills
  • Sound level of literacy and numeracy with demonstrated attention to detail
  • Sound level of computer literacy; sound working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365.
  • Willingness to complete minimum training requirements.

Experience in child protection is preferred and you must be willing to obtain a Cert III in Community services within 12 months of commencement of this position. 

This is a casual role working shifts requiring flexible working hours between 7am and 7pm weekdays and weekends. The Corporation will pay you as a casual employee, at the ordinary hourly rate of $38.67, which includes any applicable casual loading. Any weekend shift loadings will be paid in accordance with the Award.

More about the Balaa worker role

  • Casual employees provide supervision to family time and transport services for children and their families, and the delivery of other Balaa services such as youth mentoring and mapping mob.
  • You may support Caseworkers to ensure case practice is delivered to a high professional standard.
  • Become familiar with work practice in line with Ngunya Jarjum policies and procedures as well as Office of Children’s Guardian standards in compliance with relevant legislation/s.
  • Work in a manner that promotes sound family and community networks as well as positive interagency relationships.

Appointment to this position will be subject to a National criminal history record check and a clearance for a working with children check. Two reference checks as well as one from a recent supervisor is required.

If you would like to talk to someone at our office please call 02 6626 3700 and ask for Michelle Rogers (Programs Manager) or Michelle Hicks (HR Manager) 

Applications will be accepted up till 9am Wednesday 6th October 2021.

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

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