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Aboriginal Carer Engagement and Support Consultant (Aboriginal Identified)

  • 500953
  • Aboriginal Identified/Targeted Positions
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Youth and Families - Community Development and Engagement
  • Full time permanent

About the role 

This is a permanent full-time (35 hours week), opportunity where you will be based in our Carer Engagement and Support team in Oatlands (North Parramatta) 

  • We inspire Aboriginal peoples.  We enliven Aboriginal communities. We confront injustices impacting Aboriginal peoples and communities
  • We do this by being compassionate, respectful, imaginative and bold
  • Be part of a passionate and collaborative team advocating for Aboriginal children, young people, carers and families


About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  • The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship, adoption or quality long-term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for young people 18-25 years who have left foster care and for the next 4 years will collaborate with Uniting’s Extended Care Pilot program team to provide holistic support to young people using the Advantage Thinking approach

About the opportunity

This position is all about engaging with potential Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal foster carers and supporting existing foster carers. It is a busy role which will see the successful applicant conducting carer reviews, delivering tailored education to carers, and helping potential carers to negotiate the compliance requirements to become authorised.

About You

  • This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People All applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977
  • Provide evidence of Aboriginal identity, and be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively with Aboriginal peoples and communities
  • Relevant qualification in Community Services, Social Work or a related field
  • Experience facilitating groups or individual training (Eg: PPP, Circle of Security, Bringing up Great Kids, Tuning into Teens).
  • Able to meet with carers in their home and online to deliver engaging education and training using videos, podcasts and activities individually or in groups
  • Willing to travel to meet prospective carer applicants and engage them in the exciting process of becoming a foster carer
  • Manage heavy work demands and deadlines.
  • The ability to do all this, applying administrative-style precision, order, documentation, attention to detail and time management

Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are
  • If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, you’ll be welcome at Uniting

·       Work you’ll be proud of

  • Join a collective of Aboriginal employees knows as the Ngumbadal Network
  • Attend regular Aboriginal Staff Gatherings and Yarning Circles
  • Help implement our Reconciliation Action Plan
  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including -
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings


For more information about what it’s like to be one of the 350 Uniting employees who identify as Aboriginal click here -


Should you have any questions, please contact Alex Sullivan from Uniting's Talent Acquisition Team at 0466 801 937/

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.  

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Closing date: 11:55pm, Sunday 11th December


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