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Organisation : Boorndawan Willam Aboriginal Healing Service

Location : VIC Regional (Box Hill)

Work type : Full-time

Sector : Community Development, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 6 Nov, 2021

About the role

About the Opportunity

BWAHS is currently seeking a full-time Aboriginal Practitioner to join the Orange Door team in Box Hill on a permanent basis. Because of the nature of the role, BWAHS is only accepting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants. 

Reporting to the Orange Door Team Leader, your main responsibility will be to provide intake, assessment and planning to Aboriginal community members seeking support regarding Family Violence and Child wellbeing. 

Your day-to-day duties will include (but are not limited to):

  • Working within a specialist discipline to deliver Orange Door services and develop an understanding and the capabilities to work safely across family violence, perpetrator responses and child wellbeing;
  • Delivering screening and triage, assessment, crisis responses, service planning, targeted interventions, allocation and coordinated referrals consistent with the Integrated Practice Framework, Operational Guidelines, Services Specifications and relevant risk assessment tools and frameworks;
  • Identifying, assessing and prioritising risk and needs of woman and children, families, and perpetrators, drawing on the expertise of different practitioners in a multi-disciplinary team; and
  • Navigating the broader service system for clients by referring clients to services and providing information and support.

To view the full position description, click here.

Please note: Under the Equal Opportunity Act (H143/2018) BWAHS have an exemption and for this reason are accepting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants only

About You

To be considered for this role, you will have experience working in the Family Violence or a related sector. You will also need to have sound knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values and the ability to effectively community with Aboriginal people.

You will have demonstrated experience in working successfully with Aboriginal people to address a range of complex and diverse needs including the understanding of the importance of culture and community connection.

It is important that you are an empathetic and understanding individual, with the ability to navigate often difficult or complex situations with clients. You will need to have strong communication and interpersonal skills, and be able to effectively engage with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.

Please note: You will need to hold or be willing to obtain a current National Police Check, Working with Children Check and basic First Aid Qualification. You will also need a current Driver’s Licence.

About the Benefits

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

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a highly attractive salary, commensurate with your skills and experience. You will also have access to salary packaging.

As a growing organisation, BWAHS offers fantastic job security and is committed to investing in its staff, with ongoing training and professional development opportunities.

Finally, you’ll also benefit from a fantastic work/life balance, with flexible work arrangements negotiable depending on your needs.

BWAHS is committed to providing ongoing professional development opportunities for their staff. 

Please note: Under the Equal Opportunity Act (H143/2018) BWAHS have an exemption and for this reason are accepting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander applicants only


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 the culturally safe delivery of child, youth and family services for Aboriginal people. They provide family violence risk assessment, safety planning, case coordination 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 organisation's name. 

How to apply

Applications not allowed for this job listing.


Please quote in application: Aboriginal Practitioner (Aboriginal identified) via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Community_Development, #Families

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