- Permanent Full Time
- Malak, NT
CAAPS Aboriginal Corporation is the Parent Organisation for the Darrandirra Child & Family Centre; part of a Territory wide network committed to strengthening families and communities through activities and services that reflect our CORE values of caring, openness, respect and empowerment. You will be working in a strengths-based, person-centred, culturally safe centre focused on family and community.
About the position
We are seeking someone to provide culturally appropriate, trauma informed support to children, young people and families accessing the Darrandirra Child and Family Centre (CFC).
As part of the team, the SEWB Support Worker will be first point of contact for Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) men, inclusive of children, young people, and families.
In addition to facilitating support and referral pathways, the SEWB Support Worker will provide community, program and group work facilitation for all activities and programs for children, young people, men, and families within the CFC.
Some of your responsibilities will be:
- Work collaboratively with vulnerable families and young people; supporting participation in activities and case coordination within the Darrandirra Centre and appropriate local services.
- Conduct strengths-based intake and assessments following CAAPS Intake Framework, identifying strengths, needs and barriers to ensure appropriate referral pathways are provided.
- Facilitate culturally appropriate, evidence based early intervention groups, activities and play experiences for children, young people, and families.
- Support the development of strong partnerships with relevant external services to support engagement, referral pathways, and advocacy for families (supported by coordinator).
- Maintain accurate data and case notes in line with program requirements.
Your skills, experience and qualifications include:
- Identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
- Relevant qualification –VET qualification (e.g., Cert III or IV Community Services), Aboriginal Primary Health Care or equivalent tertiary qualification or working towards.
- Demonstrable awareness of and sensitivity to Aboriginal culture and history and current issues impacting on the lives of Aboriginal people and community, inclusive of an understanding of the local Darwin region and people of the Stolen Generations.
- Experience with working collaboratively with vulnerable families and young people.
- Demonstrable experience in conducting thorough strengths-based intake and assessment.
- Demonstrable ability to co-design and develop grassroots programs and activities for children, young people, and families.
- Current First Aid Certificate
- Current NT Driver’s License (minimum C Class)
- Current Criminal History Check
- Current Ochre Card (Category E)
Why work for CAAPS?
- You are committed to the health and wellbeing of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander peoples
- You will receive immense job satisfaction working for a values-based organisation.
- Work in a family friendly and supportive work environment
- Receive training and mentoring with the opportunity to improve and learn new skills.
- Take advantage of Salary Packaging Benefits that increases your take home pay!
- Receive 6 weeks annual leave (pro-rata)!
To be considered for this position, you must identify as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.
To apply please email [email protected], include your resume and a 1 page cover letter addressing the selection criteria.
Applications will be assessed upon receipt.