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Aboriginal Leadership Capacity Worker (Aboriginal Identified)

Organisation : Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service

Location : VIC Regional (Croydon)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Community Development

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : $70,000

Application closing date : 31 Oct, 2021

About the role

About the Opportunity

BWAHS now has a deadly opportunity for a full-time Aboriginal Leadership Capacity Worker to join their team in Croydon.

Reporting to the Training and Education Lead, your key responsibility will be to support the implementation of the Aboriginal Family Violence Training Calendar. This role includes outreach to Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations as well as promotion and coordination activities within BWAHS workforce to assist with building the overall capacity of the workforces in the area of family violence services.

Your key responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Identifying opportunities to support strong positive connection between BWAHS and Community Controlled organisations to promote training programs focused on safety from family violence, healing and recovery;
  • Engaging with organisations through telephone, email and meetings as appropriate;
  • Developing content to bi-monthly publications as per the project stakeholder engagement objectives;
  • Facilitating workshops associated with stakeholder engagement, project consultations and workforce capacity building; and
  • Providing input into the design and content of training in ways that are appropriate and suitable.

To view the full position description, click here.

This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply.

About You

To be successful in this role, you will need to have proven experience in education or program delivery in a community controlled organisation. You will also need to have demonstrated knowledge and awareness of Aboriginal communities and culture, and have a commitment to continually build knowledge of such, along with a high level of awareness of the key issues which impact Aboriginal communities.

You will need to be a confident individual with strong interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills. You will need to be able to take a personalised approach when working with people, be flexible in your approach, and be understanding, open and transparent. Being able to engage with stakeholders and develop relationships with community members and organisations is paramount.

Although not a requirement, experience in working in the family violence and/or community services sector, and experience in providing training or other activities with community groups in the Victorian or other Aboriginal communities is highly desirable. 

Please Note: You will be required to hold a current Victorian Driver’s Licence, hold a satisfactory Police Check and a Working with Children’s Check or be willing to obtain one, and hold a current basic first aid qualification or be willing to obtain one. 

About the Benefits

In return for your hard work, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary package in line with SCHADS level 4 reward (circa $70,000) PLUS super. You will also receive a great range of benefits including a wellbeing package, in-house training, and ongoing professional development.

This is a highly rewarding opportunity to join a team and make a genuine difference in the lives of Aboriginal men, women, children and families who are impacted by family violence.

For an opportunity to build relationships with families in the community while making a genuine difference in their lives – Apply Now!

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service

Established in 2006, Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service (BWAHS) provides a range of services and programs to Aboriginal individuals and families who are experiencing, at risk of experiencing family violence, or use violence. Currently BWAHS is one of 4 Aboriginal specific state funded healing services in Victoria. 

BWAHS has skilled qualified staff and comprehensive experience with culturally safe delivery of child, youth and family services for Aboriginal people. They provide family violence risk assessment, safety planning, case co-ordination and support including referrals to the Risk Assessment Management Panel. They have developed an excellent record for providing high quality family violence and trauma informed Intensive Case Management, Integrated Family Services responses and evidence-based therapeutic programs to individuals and groups for a whole of family approach.

Boorndawan Willam, derives from the Wathaurong and Woiwurrung languages. Boorndawan (Wathaurong) meaning ‘safe’ and Willam (Woiwurrung) meaning ‘house’, combine to create a ‘safe house’. The healing service acknowledges the use of these words in the development of the organisations name. 

How to apply

To view more details and to apply:


Please quote in application: Aboriginal Leadership Capacity Worker (Aboriginal Identified) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Development

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