Employment Opportunities: Aboriginal Family Dispute Resolution Service Caseworkers

  • Fully paid training opportunity to complete qualifications to achieve FDR Practitioner accreditation
  • Two positions available
  • Location negotiable (Central Coast or Cessnock)
  • Full Time
  • Benefits: Great salary packaging options, company car, laptop, phone
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    Bungree Aboriginal Association is an Aboriginal community based organisation which provides a wide range of services to help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. As the largest Aboriginal not for profit organisation on the Central Coast, Bungree is a multi-service organisation delivering programs and services to the Central Coast, Newcastle and Hunter areas in New South Wales.

    The Family Dispute Resolution (FDR) Service is a new program that commenced in 2023 to establish culturally safe and appropriate family dispute resolution for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, with the aim of resolving family law disputes out of court. The FDR Service provides families continuous multi-faceted and individually tailored casework and assistance services. The FDR Service will be undertaken in a confidential, ethical, collaborative, transparent, respectful and culturally responsive manner and always prioritises children’s safety, welfare and wellbeing.

    The Opportunity:

    This is an opportunity for two exceptional applicants who meet the eligibility requirements below to access the training, tuition and mentoring required to achieve accreditation as a registered Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner.

    To be successful in this role, Caseworkers will need to:

  • Provide a range of integrated support and information services under supervision to assist families, individuals and children with issues relevant to Family Dispute Resolution
  • Conduct intake assessments, develop case plans and parenting agreements
  • Facilitate effective referral and promotion of services
  • Participate and engage in regular practice supervision
  • Participate in, and represent Bungree at networking events and activities with stakeholders, other agencies, and staff
  • Contribute to practice supervision, case supervision and decision making
  • Obtain relevant Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner qualifications.
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    We are looking for attributes and mindset of ‘can do’, diplomacy, energy, professionalism, confidence, approachableness. Our team places a strong emphasis on sustaining a positive, respectful and collaborative culture throughout our business.

    Eligibility Requirements:

  • Willingness to attain Family Dispute Resolution qualifications
  • Cert 4 qualifications in Social Science, Law, Community Services or related field
  • Ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of people
  • Commitment to supporting people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong problem-solving skills; high level communication and negotiation skills
  • Administrative skills including use and accurately entering information onto systems, databases
  • An understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • An ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Mandatory Requirements:

  • Confirmation of Aboriginality (COA)
  • Flu Shot – Bungree is a mandatory flu shot workplace (if for medical reasons you cannot get the flu shot, please provide evidence)
  • COVID-19 Vaccinations (minimum 2 doses) – Bungree is a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination workplace (if for medical reasons you cannot get the COVID-19 vaccination, please provide evidence)
  • National Police Check
  • NSW Working with Children’s Check clearance
  • Valid First Aid Certificate
  • Valid Drivers Licence
  • Working with us:

  • Salary Packaging options
  • Great team environment and organisational support
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program
  • Safe and inclusive culture
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive leadership
  • Apply Now:

    We welcome applications from all suitable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates and request that you provide a current copy of your resume and a cover letter telling us why you would like to work with Bungree Aboriginal Association, highlighting your suitability based on the role requirements and skills.

    Applications and resumes can be addressed to:
    Fiona Hobbs, Recruitment Specialist at Standard Candle HR
    Email: fiona@standardcandlehr.com.au

    Applications close 5 April 2023.