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Specialist Case Worker - Domestic and Family Violence Service - Alice Springs


Employer: NPY Women's Council
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Indigenous, Social Work, Women's Organisations & Services
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 12 September, 2019.
Applications close: 30 September, 2019.

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply. 

Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be female. In this position, an applicant's gender is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by division two, section 14 & 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997, as amended.

About Us:

At its core, NPY Women’s Council is about family and community – Walytja.

Our purpose is to work with women, children and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia. 

Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku’ Service is a domestic and family violence support and advocacy service for Aboriginal women and children living in the NPY region. The service is informed by a holistic relational understanding of violence that acknowledges the key role of family and community relationships in working effectively with indigenous clients. 

About the Role:

We are now recruiting for a Specialist Case Worker to join the Domestic and Family Violence Service (DFVS) on a 12 month fixed term contract.

This position is focused on the provision of narrative therapy support for the Domestic and Family Violence Service with NPY Women’s Council. The role addresses the need for expertise in complex clients (with a particular focus on young women) and narrative therapy for Aboriginal people experiencing trauma because of violence.

This role will contribute to building capacity with caseworkers to use narrative approaches on complex cases and to inform intensive casework. 

About the Candidate:

Ideally, you will have an understanding of and an ability to utilise narrative therapy to address violence from a community development perspective in accordance with NPYWC’s Violence Prevention Practice Framework. The Violence Prevention Practice Framework can be found on our website: https://www.npywc.org.au/publications/.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

This position may be eligible for the Welcome to the Territory Incentive Program. For more information, visit www.theterritory.com.au/incentive.

How to apply for this job

To apply, or find out more information, please go to our website https://www.npywc.org.au/jobs/; complete the online application form and submit a comprehensive resume.

Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday, 30 September 2019.

For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Corrina Graham, Manager (DFVS), on 08 8958 2345.