Aboriginal Caseworker – Domestic and Family Violence Galambila Aboriginal Corporation – T/A Galambila Aboriginal Health Service

JOB DESCRIPTION

About us

Galambila Aboriginal Corporation (trading as Galambila Aboriginal Health Service) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in Coffs Harbour, NSW. 

Galambila has been successful in obtaining funding for the Barrmarrany-biin Darruya – Healing Families program which will be focusing on capacity building, safety planning, healing and behaviour change.

This program will stand separate to the primary health services that Galambila provides, however, these roles will be supported within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service that employs over 80 staff across allied and specialist health services including Psychologists, Social Worker, Aboriginal Health Workers, Registered Nurses, and General Practitioners.

There are two roles available in this program which will be focussing on providing primary support to women and children through an intensive case management framework.  The roles will be able to provide culturally relevant case management for individuals and their families.

 

About the role

This is an opportunity for two experienced Aboriginal caseworkers to support clients, their families, and the broader community and to improve child safety, and family connectedness for Aboriginal women experiencing domestic or family violence.

You will have the opportunity to focus on individual capacity building, while undertake case management for individuals and families to achieve their identified goals.  These roles will be able to conduct sessions at Galambila or through an outreach service in a culturally safe space.

These roles are really to focus and empower clients to enable self-determination, adaption, and transformation.  You will need to work with individuals and their families on personal risks and safety plans and ensure clients have necessary referrals for other services such as counselling, family therapy, and advocacy. 

There is opportunity to work within community to undertake community education or co-facilitation of women’s and children’s support groups that meet the needs of Aboriginal people living on Gumbaynggirr lands.

This is a unique opportunity in a successful organisation that will be both rewarding and challenging.  For more information on the tasks and functions of the role please download the position description from the Galambila website www.galambila.org.au/careers

 

Benefits and Perks

A competitive salary package with a base salary negotiable based on experience and the ability to salary sacrifice up to $31,177 as a PBI organisation. Additional benefits include

  • 11% superannuation;
  • Additional 5 days sick leave per year;
  • Additional leave for NAIDOC and Christmas; and
  • Additional 10 days paid study leave per year.

Galambila also provides support for staff with access to employee assistance program and ongoing professional development opportunities.

Whilst the role is advertised as full time there is scope to negotiate an adaptable roster based on personal situation and caring responsibilities.  Galambila is open between the hours of 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday.  There are no after hours or weekend rosters.

This is a competitive package located in a beautiful part of Australia.

 

Skills and Experience

​​​​​​​To be successful in this role you will have a variety of skills including:

Client focused: Prioritises needs of clients; Aims for best outcomes for clients; Is outcome focussed; follows through with commitments.

Supportive: Encourages others to attain goals and achieve outcomes; Listens actively and inspires confidence; Demonstrates empathy when confronted with adversity.

Advocacy: Articulates clear and persuasive messages about key issues when advocating or negotiating for clients.

Communication: Provides considered responses and clear messages to inspire trust and confidence of others.

Client confidentiality and dignity: Creates systems and policies for protection of client confidentiality and fosters a culture of respect for clients’ dignity.

Resilient: Recovers from setbacks; Overcomes obstacles and impediments; Learns from experience and identifies areas for self-development.

Desirable

  • Previous experience in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO).
  • Knowledge of Domestic / family violence services within the Mid North Coast region

 

Licence

  1. Current ‘C’ Class driver’s licence is mandatory for this role.

 

Qualifications 

The successful candidate will have (or working towards attainment)

  • Diploma of Community Services (Case Management); or 
  • Diploma of Counselling or other relevant discipline.

How to apply

To apply for this role you will need to provide:

  • A completed Applicant Details Form;
  • Your updated Resume; and
  • A cover letter addressing the capabilities of the role.

You can submit your application directly by email to [email protected] or online at www.galambila.org.au/careers. 

For further information please ring Jane Lennis or Naomi Ingram on 02) 6652 0850

Applications close midnight Sunday, 7 August 2022.

 

The application package on the Galambila website contains full details of the role and duties.  Please download this at www.galambila.org.au/careers

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Galambila Aboriginal Corporation - T/A Galambila Aboriginal Health Service

Job Salary

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