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Organisation : Junaya Family Development Services

Location : Sydney (Blacktown, NSW)

Work type : Part-time

Sector : Children, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 25 May, 2021

About the role

Are you a passionate Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander looking to make a different in your local community?


Do you have experience working with Aboriginal children & their families?


If you also have qualifications in the field and an enthusiasm to identify community needs then don’t miss out on this great opportunity to join this local service strengthening local families.


About the job…

This position provides case management services to Aboriginal children, young people and families in the local community as well as identify community gaps and service needs and be a support to the staff in the organisation providing information and learning opportunities on cultural competency.


The role Part Time role at 3 days per week (days negotiable), with the view of increasing to Full Time after 6 months. Salary for this role is classified at level 4 in the NSW SCHADS Award (Pay Point to be determined based on experience). The role is based in Blacktown but covers the whole of Blacktown LGA therefore some travel will be necessary, therefore you will need a current driver’s licence.


What you will bring to the team…

You will be a dynamic, proactive and experienced professional with relevant tertiary qualifications as well as experience in all areas of case management, group work facilitation especially with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.   


Selection Criteria…

  • To identify as an Australian Aboriginal, having been accepted as an Australian Aboriginal in the community in which you live
  • Minimum Certificate IV in Community Services or equivalent experience
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in case management working collaboratively with Aboriginal communities and the provision of services to Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • Sound knowledge of local Aboriginal communities and an understanding of issues facing Aboriginal families and communities
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and have knowledge of Aboriginal kinship systems, and cultural issues and, be committed to a high level of service to the Aboriginal communities and share information/resources with JFDS staff
  • Ability to identify community needs and service gaps, advocate for clients and be responsive to client/staff feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a strengths-based, person-centred framework & ability to build good rapport with clients working in a sensitive and respectful manner
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, delivering and evaluating group work activities
  • Highly developed communication and interpersonal skills
  • Cultural competence and ability to work with diverse communities
  • Demonstrated experience in developing sustainable collaborative partnerships with other services
  • IT skills and experience working with client information electronically
  • Ability to preserve & maintain confidential information
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding and working knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g. Keep Them Safe)
  • Current driver’s licence and regular access to own comprehensively insured vehicle
  • Current NSW Working with Children check clearance and willingness to participate in a National Police Background check


JFDS considers being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification for this position and are authorised under Section14(d) and Section 31(2h) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 to set this as criteria for this role specifically.


What you’ll get in return…

  • Salary Packaging – increase your take home pay!
  • Some above Award conditions
  • Opportunities for multi skilling and up-skilling
  • High level of diversity in role
  • Supportive team environment


If you’re an experienced and passionate Aboriginal person with a strong background in case management and a passion to help the community then this is the role for you!

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Junaya Family Development Services

About the organisation…

Junaya Family Development Services is a community organisation located in Blacktown and provides a range of services for families to assist in strengthening and building capacity. 


JFDS offers a Target Early Intervention program (TEI) providing information and advice for families who have children 0-18 years, as well as a 12-week home visiting program for families who have children 0-18 years and who live in the Blacktown LGA. In addition, they have a Learning Difficulties/Disability project also for families who have children 0-18 years who experience a learning difficulty or disability and who reside in the Blacktown LGA.

How to apply

Position Description : Information Pack_012JUN

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Family Worker (Aboriginal Families) via Pro Bono Australia.



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