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Current Vacancies

Balaa (Casework Support) Worker

Lismore Office (service delivery area Tweed Heads to Grafton)
Casual opportunity – 

Ngunya Jarjum’s vision is that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are raised strong in spirit and identity, with every opportunity given for lifelong wellbeing.

We ensure that all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people are provided with the best opportunity to grow up with a strong sense of belonging to their family, culture, community and country.

A generous remuneration package will be negotiated plus superannuation. Hourly rates of $36.95 weekdays, $51.73 Saturday, $66.51 Sunday including casual loading.

Ngunya Jarjum are currently looking to expand our Balaa team to support our suite of service delivery to Aboriginal families. This is a casual role working shifts requiring flexible working hours between 7am and 7pm weekdays and weekends. Flexible hours by design to meet your existing family, community and other employment obligations.

• 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 be required to support Caseworkers to ensure case practice is delivered to a high professional standard and help promote the safety, welfare and wellbeing of the families we deliver services for.
• 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.
• Work in a manner that promotes sound family and community networks as well as positive interagency relationships.
Experience in child protection is preferred and you must be willing to obtain a cert III in Community services within 18 months of commencement of this position.


If you also have –
• Aboriginality
• Current NSW driver’s license (Open license only not provisional)
• Demonstrated ability to engage and work effectively with Aboriginal families and communities
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills
• Effective time management and organisational skills
• Ability to work independently or within a team
• Sound computer skills and working knowledge of Microsoft word and excel
• Willingness to undergo training
Then we would love to hear from you.

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.

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 far north coast

To find out more please contact Michelle Rogers (Programs Manager) or Michelle Hicks (HR Manager) on 02 6626 3700.

All applications should be received via seek online or email recruitment@ngunyajarjum.com

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