Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply

About the Service

Wooree Miya Women’s refuge is a 24/7 crisis service that provides safe, culturally secure, short termed accommodation for women and children who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to family and domestic abuse. All residents, including children, can access specialised in-house services to help address their needs around safety, advocacy, counselling, therapies, planning, future goals, training and skills enhancement.

About the role

Coordinator Package

Reporting to the Manager Family Support, you will be committed to providing an outstanding child-centred, family focused, and therapeutic service to women, children, and young people who reside at a Women’s Refuge which provides short term crisis accommodation predominantly for Aboriginal women and their children escaping family and domestic violence.

A strong and effective leader, you will organise and monitor all Refuge programs to ensure they support successful outcomes that are responsive to individual client needs. You will oversee your team’s contribution to the quality of program outcomes, quality of data management and efficiency with reporting. You will also monitor the 24/7 Roster and the day-to-day systems and operations of the service to ensure delivery of a safe and culturally appropriate Refuge service.

Skills and experience

  1. A qualification in Developmental Psychology or related field.
  2. Significant (2 years or more) and demonstrated experience working with children, young people and families who have been impacted by trauma and the demonstrated ability to provide a child centred, family focused therapeutic response, utilising appropriate therapeutic approaches and interventions.
  3. Strong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills and an ability to work both autonomously and within a team environment.
  4. Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  5. Experience working with diverse groups and communities; knowledge of, and skills to work within, diverse Aboriginal cultures, protocols and terms of reference.
  6. Ability to work some flexible hours to meet business demands.
  7. Understanding of family and domestic violence, homelessness and alcohol and other drug issues and skills to provide intervention and crisis management for women and children affected by these issues
  8. Demonstrated skills and experience working with children and/or families in crisis.

How to apply

Apply now

All applications submitted through www.seek.com.au

Contacts for enquiries

Enquiries should be directed to Trina Slater on 08 9221 1411 or via email [email protected]

Applications close Friday 11th June 2021

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