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Aboriginal Support Worker

Organisation : SHINE for Kids

Location : (Kempsey)

Work type : Part-time

Profession : Social & Support Work

Sector : Families

Salary type : Hourly

Salary : 33-35 per Year

About the role

  • Lead Aboriginal Support Programs
  • Strengthen Macleay Valley Communities
  • Get life balance - work part-time 3 days (15 hours/week)!

Your exciting new employer
SHINE for Kids is the only national charity provider of infancy, youth, and family programs for families impacted by incarceration. To lead the aboriginal support programs, you will need to identify as indigenous and have experience providing initiatives that strengthen family and community bonds.

The impact you will have
This pivotal role reports to the NSW Aboriginal Programs Manager, who supports you as you build a team of Volunteers and rollout programs designed to reduce recidivism and build families and community.

The Belonging to Family Program has run the Kempsey region since 2010. This program empowers inmates serving 6 – 12-month sentences. It is designed to inspiring repair self-esteem and improves connections with family, communities, and culture.  

Your typical day  

  • Promoting the safety and emotional wellbeing of the young aboriginal people and their parents in custody
  • Running program sessions for parents in custody and their children
  • Planning programs to be insightful, fun, age-appropriate, culturally sensitive, and safe
  • Regular stakeholder communications to review progress
  • Assessing risk, making assessments, and documenting case notes
  • Supervising program rollouts, and coordinating with other staff
  • Continuously developing networks with Serco staff and community-based networks
  • Provide referrals to the RISE Education Support Coordinator

What you need to succeed
Your social work background will be a testimony to your commitment to continuously developing culturally appropriate programs that are designed to break the fragmenting cycle of parent and child separation.    

  • Understanding the unique needs of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders
  • Social work, youth/family outreach, and/or criminology qualifications
  • Ample practical experience working and collaborating in a related field
  • Experience working with people experiencing domestic violence
  • Prior knowledge of how to provide drug and alcohol-related support
  • Professional, warm, and inclusive written/verbal communication skills
  • Professional liaison with parents, carers, corrective services personnel
  • Recruiting, training, coordinating and mentoring volunteers
  • Clear Working With Children and Criminal Record Checks
  • A current driver’s licence and able to provide transport support 

What you will receive

  • 3 days per week (5 hours per day, Tuesday – Thursday)
  • $32.66 + super + generous salary packaging
  • 12-month fixed term contract with possibility of extension
  • Ongoing training and professional development
  • The satisfaction of a massive difference in the lives of vulnerable young people

What you need to do now
Please apply without delay by sending your updated resume and optional cover letter to Shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 3 business days to discuss.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : SHINE for Kids

How to apply

Please quote in application: Aboriginal Support Worker via Pro Bono Australia.


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