Yaaro Case Worker Wandiyali


Wandiyali is seeking people who are searching for

  • A meaningful career within a growing Organisation, that makes a positive difference within people’s lives,
  • Are passionate about supporting children and young people to thrive and remain connected to family, community, and Culture, and
  • Looking for a workplace with a collaborative and supportive culture that supports a true work life balance

The aim of Wandiyali and its services is to ‘Keep our Culture Strong’. As a Wandi Yaaro Caseworker, you will do this by supporting clients to achieve their primary goal of AOD treatment through the coordination of appropriate referrals.

As a Wandi Yaaro Caseworker you will engage with a minimum of 35 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and their families in each period who are assessed as vulnerable to drug and alcohol misuse and do not have sufficient resources or support networks immediately available to prevent them from further social, economic and emotional decline. Client engagement in the program is for a period of 13 weeks.


As a Wandi Yaaro Caseworker, you be supported to develop your individual career path with, 
•    12 weeks induction training 
•    Monthly professional supervision, 
•    Bi-monthly external Cultural supervision, and
•    Ongoing training and opportunities for career advancement.


Wandiyali supports all our employees to maintain their family connections and wellbeing through 
•    5 weeks of annual leave.   
•    Option to take 1 day of flex leave per month, and 
•    Time off in leu arrangements
If you are looking for a career that is dedicated to truly making positive change and you have experienced working with Aboriginal children, young people, families, or communities we would like to hear from you.


How to Apply
To apply for this position please attach a current resume and a cover letter introducing yourself and your experience in:
•    The Community Service sector
•    Your experience supporting vulnerable people 

Applications close: 16/10/2023

Please note applications may close earlier than the stated date if a suitable applicant is found.
For further information please contact;
Talana Kilroy
People and Culture Officer
49575900 or [email protected]

Essential Criteria;

  1. A commitment to the Vision, Mission and Values of our Organisation
  2. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent
  3. Demonstrated knowledge, and or experience working with AOD and the other factors that contribute to AOD misuse
  4. Cert 4 in AOD or willingness to work towards
  5. Demonstrated knowledge and or experience working with Client/families in a case management model
  6. Demonstrated knowledge or experience developing and maintain relationships with other service providers
  7. The ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with other services our community and attend local network events
  8. Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a busy team and be self-motivated.
  9. Demonstrated commitment and ability to maintain confidentiality and accountability, including client records, team and organisational discussions
  10. Demonstrated ability to participate positively in teamwork, training, and supervision processes.
  11. Proven effective written and verbal communication skills
  12. Experience in appropriate record keeping, report writing and working within a data base
  13. Ability and willingness to implement appropriate and respectful conflict resolution strategies within the community and working environment