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Family Mental Health Support Worker - Morwell

Employer: Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Indigenous, Mental Health & Counselling, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional VIC

Job posted on: 21 March, 2019.
Applications close: 07 April, 2019. (Expired)

  • Full time position, 6 month Contract
  • Morwell
  • $57,4020- $60,014

The Opportunity:

The Family Mental Health Support Service is a newly funded program which aims to provide intensive or short-term support and community education to children and their families in the Latrobe Valley who are at risk of developing or have a mental illness. This program will provide support to children aged 0-18 years including establishing a family action plan which details the goals for the child and family to work towards achieving.

You will be responsible to provide a culturally appropriate service to Aboriginal children who have or are at risk of developing a mental illness, and their families

About Us:

The Victorian Aboriginal Child Care Agency (VACCA) is the largest organisation of its kind in Australia. VACCA is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that supports and advocates for the Aboriginal community. Our strength lies with our people. Our team is committed to the organisation's vision and values; advocates for our children and other vulnerable community members; and shows respect for, observance and compliance with Aboriginal cultural protocols, practice and ceremony. Our Aboriginality is what distinguishes us from mainstream services and what enables us to deliver the positive outcomes we achieve for our people.

To be considered for this role you must demonstrate:

  • Awareness and appreciation of Aboriginal societies and cultures and an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal people in contemporary Australia and the diversity of circumstances of Aboriginal people
  • Demonstrated ability and experience in the provision of age appropriate activities for individual children or groups of children.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cohesive, responsible and dynamic team.
  • Well-developed written, computer, verbal and communication skills.
  • An ability to undertake case management tasks, such as assessment, referral, case planning, case review and exit planning.
  • An understanding of the range of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal services in the areas of family violence, child welfare, health, mental health, education, housing and well-being.
How to apply for this job

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