About the Role
- Full Time Position
- Eastern Suburbs Location
- Not-for-profit Organisation
About the role:
Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) is seeking a person who has a good understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and society, who is qualified and/or has experience working in the family violence field, to work as part of a diverse team of professionals to deliver quality care to the community in the Eastern Metropolitan Region. The practitioner provides early intervention case management support to vulnerable Aboriginal children, young people and their families.
To succeed in this role, you will hold and be able to demonstrate the
- Tertiary Qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or equivalent or a relevant tertiary qualification in a related social science discipline.
- Demonstrate complex needs case management skills with at risk Aboriginal women and their children
- Have an understanding of contemporary Aboriginal culture and the history of intergenerational trauma
- Possess excellent family and child assessment skills including assessment of risk
- Have a good understanding of therapeutic models and theories that enable positive change and demonstrated ability to apply these in family violence practice
- Are able to engage families with multiple and complex needs and to support them to take agency of their lives and develop strategies that enable them to live free from violence
- Understand State and Regional Aboriginal Family violence strategies and frameworks
- Have basic computer skills including: Outlook, Word and data reporting applications (such as SHIP/IRIS)
- Able to work independently and as part of a small team
- Willing to embrace opportunities for professional development where appropriate for this role.
Why You Should Apply?
- Join a vibrant and innovative not for profit organisation committed to an integrated approach to service, and help make a positive difference in the lives of our clients.
- Values and the way we interact with each other and our customers are extremely important to us.
- We Care, We Listen,
- We Engage, We Deliver.
- We strive to provide seamless coordinated trauma informed, culturally inclusive care.
- We offer a family friendly workplace
- Not For Profit Salary Packaging Available
- One extra weeks paid leave at Christmas time.
- Aboriginal applicants are encouraged to apply.
About the Organisation
Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service provides culturally safe services that assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, women, men and families in their healing journey to address the impacts of family violence. BWAHS is currently in the process of transiting to an independent organisation from EACH which has held oversight responsibility for the service since 2006.
Apply for this Job
Applicants are requested to submit a resume and cover letter outlining their suitability for the role and responses to the selection criteria.
For specific information about the role, please contact: Caroline MacDonald or Rachel Foster on (03) 9212 0200
Shortlisted Applicants will be contacted by Wednesday 7 November 2018. Interviews are expected to take place from Monday 8 October 2018.
Vacancy closes 9pm, Sunday 28 October 2018.
We recognise the benefits that diversity and inclusion brings, and in turn encourage people from all backgrounds, abilities and identities to apply to our vacancies.
Please note that all appointments are subject to one or more of the following forms of pre employment safety screening checks including; Police Record Check, Working with Children Check, Disability Work Exclusion Scheme Check, Reference Checks and APHRA Registration Check.
Please quote in application: Family Violence Practitioner via Pro Bono Australia.