Facilitator- Family Group Conferencing Aboriginal Family Support Services Ltd



Aboriginal Family Group Conference Service

Salary Range – $93,880 

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Your new employer 

Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) is a lead, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that has been providing services to Aboriginal families and communities across South Australia for over 40 years.

Family Group Conference Program

Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) Family Group Conferencing Program (FGCP) accepts referrals from the Department of Child Protection.  The FGCP provides a culturally safe and independent process for families to come together and create plans that will address Child Protection Concerns. This child focused plan seeks to involve all relevant family members and can draw in support from other community members or services as identified by the family. This is a culturally responsive, trauma informed and family led model that embraces the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle.

This program will be based in the North of Adelaide and provide service to several metro and regional areas.

Your new role

The Facilitator is responsible for working alongside the family and DCP to ensure all necessary participants are identified and included in the FGC process. The Facilitator will work to support families to create a plan that addresses the Child Protection Concerns held by DCP and will facilitate the FGC in line with the model.  Facilitators will have a strong understanding of the historical and contemporary factors impacting Aboriginal children and families, demonstrate a high level of culturally responsive practice and have experience in mediation or family counselling. AFSS will provide accredited FGC Facilitator training to the successful candidate 

Who we are looking for

You will have a strong understanding of the needs of Aboriginal families impacted by the Child Protection System and be passionate about empowering families to make informed decisions for the wellbeing of their children. You will also bring your highly developed communication, relationship building and listening skills to support families to create plans. 

To be successful you will need

  • A South Australian Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • An NDIS workers check
  • A Safe Environments for Children and Young People – Through their eyes Certificate
  • A current South Australian Drivers License
  • Unrestricted eligibility to work in Australia
  • Confirmation of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Don’t have a WWCC or NDIS check? You can apply online at www.screening.sa.gov.au

Working in a not for profit agency you can salary sacrifice to increase your take home pay.

If this sounds like you view the Job & Person (J&P) Specification document under ‘AFSS Employment’ section at afss.com.au 

To apply please tell us in a 2 page cover letter, that reflects the specific KPI’s, skills and experience as identified in the J&P, why you’re a good fit for this job and send this with your resume to [email protected] 

For more info please call Kylie O’Connell on 0439 210 270 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm)

Applications close 9 am Monday 4 September 2023

Previous applicants need not apply

We look forward to receiving your application, however if you do not provide a 2 page cover letter addressing your skills and experience against the Job and Person Specification we are unlikely to consider your candidacy.



Aboriginal Family Support Services Ltd

Job Salary

Full time