Aboriginal Statewide Aftercare Caseworker (Aboriginal Identified) Uniting NSW & ACT

JOB DESCRIPTION

About the Opportunity

This is a full-time (35-hour week) permanent opportunity based in Dubbo with  some travel across the region and flexible WFH options 

We are currently seeking a highly experienced and dedicated Aboriginal Aftercare State-wide Case Worker. This role will ideally be based in Dubbo and Central West NSW.

Aboriginal young people leaving care are one of the most vulnerable groups in Australia. This role is responsible for the provision of a responsive, flexible, client focused, intensive, trauma informed case work service for eligible young people who have left out of home care aged 18 – 25 in accordance with the DCJ Guidelines.

 

About you in the role

  • Provide a trauma informed casework service to young people and adults who left out of home care, under the age of 25 years, to assist them to address barriers across all life domains and establish themselves in the community.
  • Provide a client driven and person-centred services approach and a creative approach to find solutions with the young person to difficulties they face in life
  • Provide advocacy, mentoring, practical support and crisis intervention to young people experiencing crisis.
  • Assist the young person to manage intersecting complex issues including suicidal ideation, self-harm, mental health issues, drug and alcohol addiction, homelessness, sex abuse survival, contact with the justice and child protection system (own children), domestic and family violence, disability, etc.
  • Establish and maintain networks to support a holistic service provision and collaborative working relationships with other providers and agencies across the local district region.

 

What you need to succeed

  • 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 qualifications including social sciences, welfare or other areas of study relevant to youth work sector (desirable)
  • Experience in trauma informed specialist aftercare, out-of-home care/child protection case work or other relevant field
  • Demonstrated ability to work in an independent self-directed, flexible manner.
  • Ability to write thorough case notes, be accurate with recording data and follow through on KPI’s.
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate and collaborate for young care leavers with a wide range of government and non-government agencies to provide wrap around support.
  • Must hold a C Class drivers’ licence and have a willingness to work flexible hours

 

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 on; 
0466 801 937 / [email protected]  for more information.

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, Monday 4th September 2023