Employment Opportunity: Aboriginal Family Preservation Service Caseworkers
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, as well as parts of Newcastle and the Upper Hunter in New South Wales.
Bungree Aboriginal Associations’ Aboriginal Family Preservation Services (AFPS) is an intensive program to assist eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families that are a) at risk of having their child or children removed, or b) those needing intensive intervention to facilitate reunification and the safe return of children from out of home care to their families. The AFPS program is undertaken in a confidential, ethical, collaborative, transparent, respectful and culturally responsive manner and always prioritises children/young person’s safety, welfare and wellbeing.
The case management role is a core program component and can be important to providing integrated and coordinated services tailored to address parental vulnerabilities and keep children and young person’s safe in their home. The case management role is aligned with Bungree policy and guidelines, it also must:
• Apply a child-focused and strengths-based approach to practice.
• Build relationships and work collaboratively with families, children and young people, other services and professionals.
• Ensure services and supports provided to families are tailored and do not duplicate other universal and/or specialist services the family may access.
• Have the appropriate tertiary qualifications, experience, skills and current evidence-based practice knowledge to perform their role.
• Hold a Working with Children check (WWCC) clearance or have a current application.
• Hold a current National Police Criminal record check clearance.
• Respect the privacy of children, young people, and their families.
• Access/consult with a dedicated Aboriginal identified position.
• Build their cultural capacity and capability.
• Participate in professional supervision.
• Alignment with Bungree values of Respect, Trust, Leadership, Excellence.
The position will work within funding and legislative guidelines and services will be delivered in accordance with the Children and Young Persons (Care and Protection) Act 1998 and the Community Welfare Act 1987 and associated regulation. This requires DCJ and the wider community to work with families and the wider community to minimise the risk of significant (ROSH) harm to children and young people.
The position will work closely with the Team Leader making decisions regarding the utilisation, management, and evaluation of resources in those areas for which the position is responsible.
You will have demonstrated experience and qualifications in delivering outcomes-based services that have consistently achieved performance targets, as well as multi-faceted human services programs in the child protection sector.
You will fit right into the team if you also have diplomacy, energy, professionalism and a sense of humour. Our team place a strong emphasis on sustaining an open, positive and collaborative culture throughout our business.
There is an expectation that you will comply with any reasonable health and safety policy or procedure and participate in meetings, training and other relevant activities.
• Qualifications – Certificate IV Community Services or equivalent
• Confirmation of Aboriginality
• 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 – Bungree is a mandatory COVID-19 SHOT workplace (if for medical reasons you cannot get the COVID shot please provide evidence)
• National Police Check
• Working with Children’s Check
• 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.
We welcome applications from all suitable 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 mentioned above.
Applications close 30th June 2023
Applications and Resumes can be addressed to: Fiona Hobbs, Recruitment Specialist at Standard Candle HR using the seek application process. APPLY HERE.
We thank all applicants for your interest in our organisation and this role however please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.