About the role
- Support Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Youth and Families
- 4 days per week/30.4hrs until 31 December 2022 (with the possibility of extension and additional hours)
- Salary packaging is offered with this position
About the role:
We are currently looking for an applicant who identifies as Aboriginal or of Torres Strait Islander background to work with our Navigator program, which is an innovative, research-informed program that assists disengaged learners to re-connect back into education and learning.
You will be working with Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Youth and Families to support young people (12 – 17yrs) who have disconnected from school. With a focus on connection to culture and community, you will help young people identify their skills, interests and aspirations and alleviate barriers to their participation in education alongside their parents/carers. You will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, comprising of a Team Leader, Intake and Assessment Workers, Case Managers, Youth Counsellor, a Groups Facilitator and other relevant services, bringing expertise and valuable understanding of Indigenous culture.
To be Successful in this Role You will:
- Identify as Aboriginal or of Torres Strait Islander person.
- Have the ability and passion to connect the young person with community and culture through knowledge of the Traditional Custodians, whilst understanding cultural values, protocols and other issues relevant to Aboriginal communities.
- Have a relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience is desirable; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level will also be accepted.
- Demonstrate ability and experience in case management with young people, families and/or significant others and to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of student re-engagement plans.
- Have excellent written and oral communication, negotiation and liaison skills and the ability to work with government and non-government organisations, community groups and clients’ families/networks.
- Have knowledge of school environments and educational policy
About the organisation
At Anglicare Victoria our focus is on transforming the futures of children and young people, families and adults. Our work is based on three guiding pillars, Prevent, Protect, and Empower. We offer a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high quality services that will bring about significant improvements in the life experience of the young people, children and families/caregivers with whom we work.
About Working with Us:
In joining our team you will enjoy a positive and supportive team environment, access to extensive professional development and training opportunities and, as part of one of the largest community service organisations in Victoria, outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.
At Anglicare Victoria we understand that working in Community Services can at times be challenging; we have a strong focus on supporting the health, wellbeing and resilience of our staff. In working with AV you will have access to a range of free wellbeing activities including Yoga and meditation, discounted health insurance and access for you and your partner to free and confidential professional counselling and support via our professional Employee Assistance Program.
How to apply
To apply for this position you will need to complete the online application. You will be requested to attach your resume and your responses to the Key Selection Criteria as separate documents.
Click here to view the Position Description: Aboriginal Youth and Family Case Manager PD 2-7-21.pdf
For further enquiries regarding this Navigator position contact Sandra Inserra, Team Leader Navigator, on 9731 2500 or contact our Buldau Yioohgen Cultural Advisors regarding supports available for this position via email BY@anglicarevic.org.au
We would encourage applicants to apply as soon as possible as applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis. If we identify suitable applicants prior to the posted closing date of the advert we may close the position early.
Applications close: 5pm on 2 August 2021
Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.
Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this. Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.
Please quote in application: Aboriginal Youth and Family Case Manager via Pro Bono Australia.