Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island Peoples are strongly encouraged to apply

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.

The role

Family Support Worker Package

To provide a culturally appropriate family support outreach service to assist families with children aged 0-17 to engage and assist 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.

Applicants are asked to provide a maximum 3 page covering letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined below, as well as a copy of your resume including current referees.

Skills and experience

  • Experience working in family support, including parenting skill development and a qualification in a relevant area at Certificate IV or higher
  • Demonstrated experience providing intensive in-home support to children, young people and families, especially Aboriginal families.
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with other organisations to achieve positive community outcomes.
  • Demonstrated experience providing strength-based and culturally secure services to children, young people and families.

How to apply

Apply now

All applications must be submitted through www.seek.com.au.

If you would like to discuss an application, please contact Mabel Hayles 08 9221 1411 or email [email protected]

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