Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

About the service

Every Aboriginal child living safely with their family

It is our belief that there is no safer place for our children than living with their family. This stems from the understanding that Aboriginal families and communities at their core are inherently safe. Sadly, colonisation diluted traditional culture to such a level that a lack of safety, stability, violence, drugs and alcohol have become the norm. This is problematic for our children and has led to an overrepresentation of Aboriginal children in Out of Home Care (OOHC).

If you are passionate about leading the solution to this issue and being a part of a team whose short term goal is to become the pinnacle of practice excellence and innovation in working with Aboriginal children and families then this is the role for you.

Wungening Moort is an intensive in-home support service for Aboriginal families who are involved with the child protection system. We provide holistic case management focussed on supporting families to heal and nurture moorditj djerripin koorlungas (strong happy children).

Wungening Moort comprises four Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOs) – Wungening Aboriginal Corporation (Wungening) – Lead Agency, Coolabaroo Community Services, Ebenezer Home Aboriginal Corporation and Moorditj Koort.

About the role

Coordinator Package

Reporting to the Wungening Moort Manager, this position will lead a team of 8-10 staff to deliver Wungening Moort, an Aboriginal In-home Support Service. You will lead your team to support the most vulnerable Aboriginal families in the Perth Metropolitan area to nurture moorditj djerripin koorlungas (strong happy children). You will work with the Manager of the service to promote practice excellence in working with Aboriginal families while adhering to Wungening Moort’s service model. You will foster a learning culture within the team, acting as a coach to support staff to improve practice, while facilitating opportunities for training and professional development. You will be an active contributor to the continuous improvement of the service and contribute to service reports as required by funding bodies.

Essential to the role

  1. A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related discipline or significant relevant experience (5 years) in a child protection / family support setting.
  2. Considerable experience and advanced skills in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote healing and family safety and wellbeing.
  3. Considerable knowledge of the issues and challenges experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander families and children in contact with the child protections system.
  4. Knowledge of contemporary approaches to family empowerment, such as Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making and Family Group Conferencing.
  5. Demonstrated high level communication, facilitation and negotiation skills including written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  6. Demonstrated ability to manage, lead and be part of a team in order to deliver a quality service and achieve set outcomes.
  7. Demonstrated experience facilitating complex case conferences from an anti-oppressive framework that promotes empowerment and self-determination.
  8. Demonstrated experience managing stakeholder relationships and partnership.
  9. Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and act decisively.

How to apply

Apply now

If you would like to discuss an application please contact Mabel on 08 9221 1411 

Wungening Aboriginal Corporation is committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As a measure to achieve equality and support, Section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) will apply to this position.

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