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Manager PSP Ngurambang

  • 493034
  • Aboriginal Identified/Targeted Positions
  • Youth and Families - Management
  • Full time permanent

  • 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
  • We are Uniting Ngurambang
  • 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 Aboriginal child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship and 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 role

  • This role is responsible for leading Aboriginal culturally affirmative operations, practice and outcomes delivery, for planning, budgeting and reporting on activities as well as leading child/young person focused key practice approaches within the Casework team and stakeholder and community engagement. 
  • For more information please refer to the attached position description

About you

  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Proven ability to lead cultural change and innovation
  • Ability to manage cultural complexities of people from differing Aboriginal lands
  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of sector trends
  • Committed to compliance - legal, government and policy
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Committed to continuous improvement
  • Clear understanding of how data informs effective decisions

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

Closing date: Mar 14, 2021

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