Aboriginal Program Manager

Location: Regional NSW
Area: Blue Mountains & Central West
Worktype: Full Time
Salary: $76,429 - $109,161 per annum

The Role
Barnardos are looking for a permanent full-time Aboriginal Program Manager for the Yuranha Walan Out Of Home Care (OOHC) Program based in Orange 2800

Reporting to the Senior Manager, the Aboriginal Program Manager will:
  • Provide day-to-day management, support and oversight of the program operations, human resources management and administration of the Yuranha Walan Aboriginal OOHC Program based in Orange
  • Support children placed with statutory kinship and foster carers
  • Oversee and promote safety and permanency outcomes for Aboriginal children in the program. This includes worker supervision and support, convening regular team meetings and conducting regular reviews of practice and procedures
  • Be responsible for ensuring that the children in the program have individualised cultural support plans that are regularly reviewed as well as developing and maintaining links and connecting children with their family, culture and local Aboriginal Community
The Candidate
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.

The successful Aboriginal Program Manager will ideally have:
  • Minimum Diploma/Bachelor Degree in social welfare or related human services field. Consummate experience in the OOHC field will also be considered.
  • Demonstrated leadership and management experience
  • Minimum 3-5 years case management practice in related field
  • Experience of providing practice supervision to Case Managers on complex case management matters
  • Demonstrated commitment to ethical practice, working with Aboriginal community and cultural diversity
  • Demonstrated understanding and knowledge of current legislation and practices in NSW child protection and OOHC
  • High level communication skills including written, verbal, interpersonal, negotiation, mediation and conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the issues faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and effective strategies to redress the disadvantage suffered by Aboriginal children, their families and communities
  • Current NSW unrestricted Class C drivers license
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 and 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.
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).
Salary: Base $76,429 - $109,161 per annum inclusive of salary packaging (FBT), plus leave loading and Superannuation on top

How to apply:
To request an application pack, please hit APPLY NOW or for a confidential discussion please contact Zoe Banbury 02 9218 2364

Date Posted: 21/06/2022 10:03 AM

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