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Aboriginal Family Worker, Family Connect and Support (FCS)

  • 493160
  • Aboriginal Identified/Targeted Positions
  • Youth and Families - Casework
  • Full time closed period contract

About the opportunity

The Family Connect and Support (FCS) program is a whole-of-family service for children, young people and their families experiencing or at risk of experiencing vulnerability. The FCS program will aim to assist families who could benefit from support to address and prevent the escalation of current issues. The FSC will primarily work with those families with identified vulnerabilities and concerns that fall below the threshold of statutory child protection intervention.

This role is responsible for managing a caseload of families with children and young people that identify as Aboriginal who have been assessed as having medium to high complexities and require a coordinated approach to accessing and engaging services and supports within the local area that address and prevent the escalation of current issues and concerns. Family Connectors will provide a tiered approach to support which will include; short term case work, case planning, service coordination and active holding.

The incumbent of this role will have significant social experience and engagement with people that identify as Aboriginal, and their communities and cultural practices.

This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. All applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977

About You

  • Identifies as an Australian Aboriginal person, and able to provide appropriate evidence of Aboriginal identity that satisfies the accepted statutory definition of an Aboriginal person.
  • Minimum Diploma in Social Work, Community Services, Youth Work or similar with relevant experience or lesser formal qualifications with 3 years of relevant experience.
  • Can work under general direction and organisation constraints set by Uniting
  • Understands  child protection issues and responds in line with legislative requirements
  • Demonstrated experience working within a range of practice frameworks and theoretical models of intervention
  • Proficient in the development of case plans that acknowledge and utilise the strengths of the client, their family and the community
  • Ability to work within clear objectives in the coordination of short-term case work
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Aboriginal children, young people and their families in a way that is culturally appropriate and responsive
  •   Has an established network within the local Aboriginal community
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal community structures
  •  Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Current NSW drivers licence

Even better

  • Knowledge of service systems and networks in SWS region.
  • Demonstrated experience engaging and working with young and their families who are impacted by mental health issues.

Benefits & culture 

Uniting is proud to be an EEO employer. People with a disability, or who identify as LGBTQI or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.

We work together to ensure that every individual can be the best they can be. We value you and will support you in your career by:

  • Ongoing training and mentoring to improve and learn new skill
  • Family friendly workplace and flexible working hours
  • Salary Packaging

Don’t miss out on this new and exciting opportunity. Apply today!

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

Closing date: Apr 25, 2021

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