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Aboriginal Caseworker - Brighter Futures Program

  • 494800
  • Aboriginal Identified/Targeted Positions
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time permanent

About the Opportunity

This is a full-time permanent position working 35 hours/ week based in Campbelltown.

About the Brighter Futures Program

Brighter Futures is a voluntary, targeted program for families experiencing challenges that impact on their ability to care for their children.  Brighter Futures provide families with support and services to help address the struggles they are facing, and recognise that supporting families before a crisis improves family resilience, promotes healthy child development, and reduces harm to children.

This role is responsible for providing long term, culturally responsive case work to vulnerable families with children aged 0 to 9 years. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide intake and assessment of families into the program.
  • Provide support for families to set and achieve their goals through home visiting, advocacy, life skills, child development, parenting, routines, budgeting.
  • Deliver evidence based parenting programs.
  • Assist families to connect socially in the local community.
  • Provide culturally responsive and strengths based support to families in all aspects of service provision.

Essential Requirements

  • 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
  • Strong advocate for children, young people and families
  • Demonstrated experience working with children and families using a strengths-based approach.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the principals of early intervention.
  • Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families when required
  • Experience of working with diversity including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and culturally and linguistically diverse families.
  • Proven communication skills and the ability to identify needs, strengths and potential risks.

 

Should you have any questions, please contact Soraya Kauhiva from Uniting’s Talent Acquisition Team on; 0466 867 721 / skauhiva@uniting.org  for more information.

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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