About the Role
ABOUT MULTICULTURAL CHILD AND FAMILY PROGRAM (MCFP)
The Multicultural Child and Family Program provides a range of services to assist children and young people who have been found to be in need of care and protection to meet their permanent care plan needs – safety, stability and wellbeing through a culturally aware and responsive lens.
The MCFP Program uses a client centred, strengths-based, trauma informed framework to guide its service delivery and facilitate sustainable and practical outcomes for children, young people, families and carers; working in partnership with member agencies and local ethnic and sector partners. Its cultural lens aims to link children and young people with a bilingual worker and/or carer and/or community based matched bilingual support worker.
The MCFP Program has contractual responsibilities with FACS and regulatory responsibilities with the Office of the Children’s Guardian (OCG).
The Project Coordinator is responsible for establishing child and family support services such as the SSI Family Group Conference (FGC), Find –A- Family (FAF) and the culturally responsive Quality Assurance Framework activities. The role will develop SSI policies and procedures, train and guide staff, monitor and coordinate SSI FGC facilitators and monitor program fidelity for FGC.
The overall aim of these projects is to strengthen SSI Multicultural Child’s and Family practices which enhance and sustain children’s relationships with family culture and community and in turn provide them with a stronger sense of wellbeing, identity and belonging
You are passionate about the rights and opportunities to support Children and Families from CALD backgrounds. You have a deep understanding of the issue’s children and young peop le from CALD backgrounds face and have proven project management skills with experience achieving project outcomes against plans. You experienced in developing service delivery models, working in FGC facilitation sector.
You have a Social Work or Social Science degree and want to work for an organisation that values the impact of culture and diversity on our employees and those that we support. Do you have comprehensive experience in project management, child protection and exposure to working with children and families from a CALD background.
We are looking for someone with vision; someone who is engaging, focused on continuous improvement, works collaboratively with others and is an expert in their field.
Please address your relevant skills and experience in your cover letter.
WHAT WE OFFER
We offer the opportunity to engage in meaningful work that makes a real difference to the lives of our clients, their families, carers, and communities. We have a fantastic benefits package that promotes work/life balance; something we are very passionate about! This includes a fortnightly Accrued Day Off (ADO) for full time staff, flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options so you can increase your take home pay!
About the Organisation
Settlement Services International is a leading not-for-profit organisation providing a range of services in the areas of humanitarian settlement, accommodation, asylum seeker assistance, foster care and disability support in NSW. Our vision is to achieve a society that values the diversity of its people and actively provides support to ensure meaningful social and economic participation and to assist individuals and families reach their potential.
Apply for this Job
SSI is committed to being an EEO employer and encourages applications from people from CALD backgrounds, including those from Aboriginal, Torres Strait Island heritage and people with lived experience of disability. All employees will undergo a National Police Clearance and Working with Children Check as a condition of employment.
For more information about SSI, please go to www.ssi.org.au
If you require a reasonable adjustment please email or call Nadia Messaoudine on 02 8799 6772
Applications close date: 30th April 2019
Please quote in application: Project Coordinator via Pro Bono Australia.