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

Senior Case Worker

As a senior member of the team you will carry a caseload of the most complex families active within the team. You will work through a process of engagement, assessment and planning, intensive support and step down, promoting self-determination and family participation in all aspects of service delivery. You will promote healing within the family system by promoting family and cultural connection, while providing a mix parenting, advocacy and practical in-home support. The support you provide will assist parents/caregivers to resolve personal and family issues and build resilience and capacity to respond to crisis, create a safe, protective environment for their children and improve connectedness to the community.

Skills and experience

Essential

  1. A bachelor’s degree in social work, psychology or related discipline or 3-5 years of significant relevant experience in a child protection / family support setting.
  2. Considerable experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to promote healing and family safety and wellbeing.
  3. Understanding and knowledge of the issues and challenges experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Straits Islander families and children in contact with the child protections system.
  4. Demonstrated high level communication, facilitation and negotiation skills including written, oral and interpersonal skills.
  5. Ability to manage stakeholder relationships and promote the reputation of the Wungening Moort program and work part of a team to deliver a quality service.
  6. Ability to facilitate case conferences and therapeutic groups from an anti-oppressive framework that promotes empowerment and self-determination.
  7. Excellent time management skills, with the ability to work under pressure, meet deadlines and act decisively.

How to apply

Apply now

All Enquiries should be directed to [email protected] or contact Keiren Dent 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