About the Service

Wungening Moort Consortium comprises four Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) – Wungening Aboriginal Corporation (Wungening) – 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

Senior Family Support Worker

Reporting to the Team Leader you will work in tandem with the Aboriginal Family Support Worker to provide culturally appropriate counselling services and crisis support to resolve issues and assist Aboriginal families with children aged 0-17 in contact with the child protection system within the Perth metropolitan area. You will provide practical in-home supports, assist parents/caregivers to resolve personal and family issues and build resilience and capacity to respond to crisis and assist with creating a safe, protective environment.

Skills and experience

Essential:
1. Clinical and counselling experience in a child protection/family support setting, and a qualification in a relevant area at Diploma level or higher.
2. Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities.
3. 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.
4. Demonstrated ability to be part of a team in order to deliver a quality service and achieve client outcomes.
5. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills.
Desirable:
6. Aboriginality
7. Ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and act decisively.
Required Clearances:
- Working with Children Card prior to commencement
- Drivers Licence
- National Police Clearance (current within 3 months)

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