Pre and Post Release Aboriginal Senior Case Coordinator Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women’s Services Inc


About the role

Part Time .8FTE

This position has been assessed as a special measure under Section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and will be limited to female applicants only.

This position has been assessed as a special measure under Section 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 and preference will be given to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. 

The Aboriginal Senior Case Coordinator will work as part of the Elizabeth Morgan House (EMH) Pre and Post Release Services Team supporting the implementation and delivery of our pre and post release services to women and trans and gender diverse people exiting prison. EMH is working in partnership with Drummond Street Services to deliver these services. 

The pre and post release program delivers a range of integrated and targeted services to eligible women and trans and gender diverse people exiting prison. These services take a holistic approach and work towards improving the social and emotional wellbeing of people as a strategy to reduce recidivism and incarceration. The service will be delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of qualified and skilled practitioners, with and affirmative employment and training framework for people with lived experience of the criminal justice system including women and Aboriginal people. 

The Senior Practitioner, with support from the team, will also provide secondary consultation, reflective practice, training and co-work to other staff and programs across EMH and the sector.

Your responsibilities

  • Using a therapeutic trauma informed model to service delivery, manage Case Workers and Peers to deliver all pre and post release program activities for women, trans and gender diverse people exiting prison. 
  • In consultation with the client, develop and implement a transition plan to build social and emotional wellbeing. 
  • Ensure accurate and timely data is recorded into all required client record management systems.
  • In consultation with the client identify and make appropriate referrals to other service providers.
  • Ensure ongoing collaboration and coordination with Drummond Street practitioners and team.
  • Liaise with staff from CV at the appropriate times along the pre and post release client journey.
  • Oversee risk and safety screening, ensure case coordination planning, linkage to and the provision of intensive case management support for higher risk cases. 
  • Undertake review of cases and case management meetings with in-scope service sectors. 

About you 

  • Be a female of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent 
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
  • Highly skilled and experienced senior practitioner
  • Highly developed supervisory and leadership skills in complex care settings
  • Sound knowledge of public health approaches, the social determinants, and impacts of justice system involvement 
  • Understanding of and experience in working within a therapeutic trauma counselling and recovery practice framework
  • A values-based and client focused approach to service delivery informed by a demonstrated commitment to social justice issues. 

Selection Criteria

  • Minimum degree level qualification in Social Work or equivalent
  • A minimum of two years’ experience in senior program roles and three years’ experience in the social services sector
  • Strong leadership skills and alibility to support and develop staff, including peer workers
  • Demonstrated experience supervising and developing multidisciplinary staff
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally appropriate crisis intervention support, case management and advocacy for Aboriginal women
  • Knowledge of Aboriginal culture, history, and self-determination with the ability to apply this in a contemporary setting. Demonstrated connection to Community desirable.
  • Highly skilled and experienced practice lead working with justice involved people experiencing multiple and complex needs
  • Demonstrated understanding of the systemic issues and challenges when working with justice involved women and trans and gender diverse people
  • Demonstrated capacity to work within integrated, collaborative and systemic approaches
  • Ability to handle pressured situations with resourcefulness, adaptability, and creative thinking
  • Capacity to work creatively, demonstrate initiative, contribute ideas and be active in a supportive team environment

Application process

  • Applications close at midnight on Sunday 23rd October 2022
  • All applicants must include a resume and with a cover letter addressing all the key selection criteria for the position

Please contact Melissa Morgan on 0428 471 917 or [email protected] to discuss your application or for a copy of the position description



Elizabeth Morgan House Aboriginal Women's Services Inc

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