About the role
Providing a direct link between community and government, you will co-convene family decision making meetings with DHHS, working with children, young people and families in contact, or at risk of contact, with Child Protection services. Advocating and educating families about the processes and requirements of Child Protection ensuring children remain in the care of family. SCHADS Award Level 4. Full-time.
What we are looking for
- Cultural knowledge and connectedness to the community
- Ability to work with Aboriginal families and Elders in culturally appropriate ways
- Demonstrated ability to convene and mediate outcomes with groups
This is an Indigenous Identified role only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), and s12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).
Generous annual salary, including 9.5% superannuation, attractive salary packaging benefits (salary package your home loan, car loan, superannuation etc.), annual leave loading, early finish Fridays, free car parking, plus additional paid leave over Christmas / New Year. Warrnambool offers low cost living and affordable housing and is a well serviced regional hub of South West Victoria. Surrounded by a stunning coast line and lush countryside with extensive bushwalking tracks, we have a wide range of sporting opportunities and a thriving arts community.
About the organisation
Gunditjmara Aboriginal Cooperative is a not for profit Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (ACCHO) providing culturally attuned, integrated health and community services in Warrnambool and regional South West Victoria.
How to apply for this role
Specific queries about this role should be directed to Skye Munro, Acting Manager, Children’s Services, 5559 1234, firstname.lastname@example.org. General enquiries and applications to Elizabeth Pinson, People and Wellbeing Officer, 5559 1234, email@example.com.
Applications must include your CV, a covering letter, 2 referees and how you meet the essential criteria. Current vacancies & position descriptions are listed on our website www.gunditjmara.org.au
Application deadline is Sunday 22 December 2019.
Gunditjmara is a Child Safe Organisation
Please quote in application: Aboriginal Family Led Decision Making Community Convenor (AFLDM) via Pro Bono Australia.