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Aboriginal Caseworker - Walgett

Employer: Sugarman Australia
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Family Services, Indigenous, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NSW

Job posted on: 18 January, 2019.
Applications close: 15 February, 2019. (Expired)

As an Aboriginal Child Protection Caseworker, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Provide an Aboriginal perspective
  • Advocate on behalf of Aboriginal people in your community
  • Provide services to Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • Build strong relationships with partner agencies to support and strengthen families and cultural connections
  • Use your cultural knowledge to help inform and shape service delivery

The role involves:

  • Conducting risk assessments for children and young people who may be in need of protection
  • Developing plans to ensure the safety and wellbeing of these clients
  • Working collaboratively with NSW agencies, NGOs and families to plan, coordinate and negotiate services for our clients and implement effective case plans, to ensure that children, young people and families are provided with the practical and emotional support they need
  • Manage complex cases and situations working with high needs and high risk clients and their families
  • Where necessary you may be involved in court processes, including the preparation of court documents, attending court and participating in evidentiary processes

On offer:

  • Full-time permanent role or 12-month contract
  • Base salary between $70k - $90k + super
  • 35 hours a week
  • Career progression
  • Relocation assistance
  • Position in Walgett - regional NSW

Essential Criteria:

  • Identify and are recognised as an Aboriginal person
  • 2+ years experience working with Aboriginal children, young people and families
  • Case management experience is highly desirable
  • A Valid Driving Licence
  • Willingness to complete a National Police Check

Additional info:

  • Aboriginality is a genuine occupational qualification as authorised by Part 2, Division 2, Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977
How to apply for this job

This job ad has now expired, and applications are no longer being accepted.