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Aboriginal Community & Family Worker - Traineeship

  • 499886
  • Youth and Families - Community Development and Engagement
  • Part time closed period contract

About the role:

Uniting’s ‘Future Horizon’s Strategy seeks to maximise our impact by designing, piloting and providing new solutions for some of our communities most pressing challenges. Our goal is to transform unjust social structures and we see social innovation as an important means for achieving positive change. The Aboriginal Families Together is one of our key Uniting social innovation projects.

As the Aboriginal Community and Family Worker, you’ll have the opportunity to contribute to the ‘Aboriginal Families Together’ project based in Nambucca Valley through a traineeship/mentorship. The key focus is working with community and families to co-design better ways of improving the lives and futures of Aboriginal families.

Day to day you’ll;

  • Work closely with the Aboriginal Families Together project team to develop and increase your skills in community development
  • Work with Aboriginal and non Aboriginal families in the project to assess and identify their strengths, needs and prioritise goals under with supervision and mentorship of the Coordinator
  • Availability and flexibility to provide services to families, children and young people that are suitable to their needs
  • Actively work with Aboriginal service providers to attract appropriate providers to work with Aboriginal families and increase networking opportunities

About You

  •  This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977.  Successful applicants will be required to provide appropriate evidence of identity as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
  • Currently enrolled or completing a relevant community services qualification
  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Ability to build positive, honest and productive relationships.
  • Good communication skills

Further to this we offer:

  • Ongoing professional and personal development opportunities across our varied service streams
  • Work within an organisation that has a positive impact on our clients and the communities in which they live
  • A focus on employee well-being, with regular reflective and practice supervision opportunities
  • Salary packaging benefits to receive up to $15,900 of your salary tax-free.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check and Covid Vaccinations.

For more information about the role, please contact Soraya Kauhiva, Talent Acquisition Specialist 0466 867 721 /


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