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Aboriginal Coordinator Ngurambang- Permanency Support Program

  • 500758
  • Aboriginal Identified/Targeted Positions
  • Youth and Families - Coordinator
  • Full time permanent

This is a permanent full-time (35 hours / week) opportunity and will based in Dubbo

  • 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
  • Uniting is committed to the transition of Ngurambang to an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO)
  • Be part of a passionate and collaborative team advocating for Aboriginal children, young people, carers and families


About the role

  • This role is responsible for leading a team of Caseworkers and support staff to make a real difference in the delivery of quality, culturally appropriate, strengths based, trauma informed, collaborative casework services
  • In this role you will ensure that the PSP Caseworker team/s are delivering a contemporary, permanency and restoration focused PSP Practice Framework that implements a range of evidence based, trauma informed, culturally competent and responsive services to ensure that all Aboriginal children and young people are able to achieve permanency and are supported to meet their full potential

 

About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  •  The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every Aboriginal child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship or quality long term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for Aboriginal children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for Aboriginal 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 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
  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Skilled decision maker for children’s best interests underpinned by a demonstrated commitment to hearing the voices of children and young people
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to manage cultural complexities of people from differing Aboriginal lands
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge and understanding of sector trends
  • Committed to compliance - legal, government and policy
  • Continuous improvement champion

 

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 Ngumba-Dal 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 273 Uniting employees who identify as Aboriginal click here -

https://www.uniting.org/community-impact/aboriginal-inclusion

 

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

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, Monday 28th November

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