About the Service

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation in partnership with Centrecare Incorporated, have established an integrated approach to delivering the Department of Communities – Child Protection and Family Support (CPFS) Building Safe and Strong Families: Earlier Intervention and Family Support Strategy (the EIFS Strategy).
The overarching outcome will be to have children living in safe, stable nurturing environments, achieving good life outcomes, protecting from abuse and neglect and to support families and individuals who are at risk of crisis. These services focuses on the needs of vulnerable Aboriginal children and families experiencing significant disadvantage and adverse consequences. Providing culturally secure, family focused services to support families to minimise risk to children and young people and to divert them from the child protection system.

About the role

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To provide a culturally appropriate family support outreach service to assist families with children aged 0-17 in engaging them to build their capacity as parents and provide protection to their vulnerable and at risk children. The service will work holistically with families and priority access will be given to Aboriginal families. The service encompasses strength based approaches to enhance capacity of families, children and individuals to create a safe, protective environment, to develop skills to enhance their safety and life skills and improve their connectedness to the community and to available resources.

Skills and experience

Essential
- Demonstrated experience in a similar capacity.
- Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with other organisations to achieve positive community outcomes. 
- Demonstrated experience providing intensive, in-home support to children, young people and families, especially Aboriginal families.
- Demonstrated experience providing strength-based and culturally secure services to children, young people and families.
Desirable
- Aboriginality
- Experience delivering outreach based services

How to apply

All Enquiries should be directed to [email protected] and all applications submitted through www.seek.com.au

Closing date for applications is Wednesday 25th September 2020

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