Aboriginal Family Support Worker

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Wollongong, Illawarra and South Coast
Worktype: Part Time
Salary: $67,268 - $77,592 per annum

About the Role
Barnardos are looking for a part-time (28 hours per week) permanent Aboriginal Family Support Worker for the Family Support Services based in Warrawong, 2502.

The Aboriginal Family Support Worker will be responsible for;
  • Provide direct family support and casework services to families in their homes.
  • Deliver early intervention, family support and case management services to children, young people and families in accordance with program guidelines, Barnardos policies, procedures and practice guidelines,
  • Co-facilitate the delivery of evidence, culturally and therapeutically informed parenting group work (parenting) programs in partnership with the Family Support Services team.
  • Co-facilitate the Family Circle Playgroup, in partnership with other practitioners.
  • Provide respectful advocacy and targeted referrals, as required and appropriate.
  • Work within an evidence-based practice framework and deliver a service guided by family support principles,
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethos of Safety and Prevention by providing meaningful and demonstrable child centered and family focused information and support.
  • Use trauma informed and strength-based practice, including an understanding of the impact of attachment-based disruption of parent child relationships.
  • Participate in program evaluation, planning and reporting.
  • Participate in learning and development to ensure that practice is informed and aligned with contemporary evidence and models.
  • Participate in Case co-ordination, individual and group supervision.
About You
This position is Aboriginal identified. To perform this role, it is essential that the person who holds the role be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

As an Aboriginal Family Support Workeryou will ideally have;
  • A tertiary qualification in Social Work, Social Studies, Psychology or related discipline, or working towards. (Community Services diploma/certificate and relevant experience will be considered)
  • Demonstrated experience in individual and group child and family casework.
  • Demonstrated experience in working with vulnerable children and families.
  • Minimum of 12 months experience in child & family case management with children and families.
  • Knowledge and understanding of child development and the impact of childhood trauma on child development, safety and wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging with, assessing and working with families where there are multiple, complex and intersecting issues.
  • Experience implementing outcome-focused case management plans aimed at supporting children and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and respond to child protection issues including ability to assess and manage risks to ensure the safety of children and their families.
  • Proven ability to actively engage with vulnerable and hard to reach families.
  • Demonstrated experience in the delivery of evidence-informed practice, including group work programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to connect and maintain strong professional relationships within the Child & Family and Aboriginal service networks.
About the Organisation
Barnardos Australia is one of Australia’s leading children’s social care agencies, focused on building relationships between children, young people, their families and the community. Over the next 5 years, Barnardos commits to supporting more vulnerable children to thrive through effective evidence-informed and research-based programs.

Applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Benefits of Working for Barnardos
  • Development through individual and group mentoring
  • Secondments, acting up and project work
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cultural leave
  • A day off during NAIDOC week
  • Additional annual leave during Christmas/New Year break
  • Volunteer opportunities at community events and many more
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff are further supported by the Aboriginal Cultural Unit (ACU) and Barnardos Indigenous Group (BIG) to meet their cultural needs within the organisation. 
Salary: Base $67,268 to $77,592 (pro rata) per annum plus leave loading plus superannuation.  Packaging available to receive $15,860 of your salary tax free. Motor vehicle packaging available on selected roles.

To be considered for roles with Barnardos you will need to have (or be willing to have conducted) a National Police Clearance and current Working with Children check Clearance (or APP number) and for the ACT a Drivers History Check, Working with Vulnerable People Card and CYPS Check.
Vaccination for COVID-19 is a condition of employment and engagement with Barnardos.

How to apply:
To register your interest hit APPLY NOW and submit your Resume. For a confidential discussion please call Zoe Banbury 02 9218 2346

Date Posted: 14/09/2022 04:56 PM

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