About the Service

Wungening Moort Consortium comprises four Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) – Wungening Aboriginal Corporation (Lead Agency), Coolabaroo Community Services, Ebenezer Home Aboriginal Corporation and Moorditj Koort, and is a first of its kind In-home Support Service. The service will provide intensive in-home practical support to Aboriginal families throughout the metropolitan area to address safety issues, strengthen family functioning and parenting skills and create possibilities for significant change within high-risk families in contact with the child protection system.

About the role

Family Support Worker

The Wungening Moort program operates out of four hubs – As a Family Support Worker you will provide a culturally appropriate in depth family support outreach service to assist Aboriginal families with children aged 0-17 in contact with the child protection system within the Perth metropolitan area. You will work within a small team to engage and assist parents/caregivers to build their capacity to provide ongoing support and protection for their vulnerable and at risk children in a home setting. The service will encompass strengths based therapeutic approaches to resolve personal and family issues and build resilience and capacity to respond to crisis, create a safe, protective environment and improve connectedness to the community and to available resources.

Skills and experience

Essential

  1. Aboriginality
  2. Experience working in family support, including parenting skill development, and a qualification in a relevant area at Certificate IV or higher.
  3. Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and community.
  4. Understanding and knowledge of working with Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander families and children in contact with the child protections system, or a related field.
  5. Demonstrated ability to be part of a team in order to deliver a quality service and achieve client outcomes.
  6. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.

Required Clearances

  • Working with Children Card prior to commencement
  • Drivers Licence
  • National Police Clearance 

How to apply

All Enquiries should be directed to [email protected] or contact Keiren Dent on 08 9221 1411

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation reserves the right to appoint this position prior to the application closing date or by invitation