Employment Opportunities: First Nations 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)
Benefits: Great salary packaging options, company car, laptop, phone
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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