Aboriginal Family Worker Specialist Uniting NSW & ACT


About the opportunity

  • This is a permanent Full-time opportunity working 35hours/ week and will be based in Orange or Dubbo with monthly outreach across the Western NSW region

The Aboriginal 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 FCS 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 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.

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.
  • Qualification in Community Services, Social Sciences or Youth Work related field
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and their families in a way that is culturally appropriate
  • 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
  • Current NSW Working with Children Check
  • Current NSW drivers licence
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal community structures and cultural protocols
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Benefits & 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

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.

 Closing date: 11:55pm Sunday 16th October 



Uniting NSW & ACT

Job Salary

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