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Child Advocate

Aboriginal Family Support Services
  • Aboriginal Family Group Conference Service
  • Salary Range - $82,775 to $86,529
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

An Exciting New Program!

Aboriginal Family Support Services (AFSS) is launching an exciting new Family Group Conference Program (FGCP). Referrals will be accepted from the Department for Child Protection (DCP) and AFSS will work with families to bring together all those members of the family that should be included. The FGC is a family led and child focussed process to create a plan to ensure the safe care of the families child(ren). This is a Culturally responsive, trauma informed and family led model that embraces the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle.

This program will be based in the North of Adelaide and provide service to several metro and regional areas.

Child Advocate

The Child Advocate ensures that the developmental needs and cultural rights of the child(ren) are central to the FGC process. If the child(ren) is old enough the Child Advocate will meet with them and present their views and wishes during the FGC process. If a child is too young, or unable to participate directly the Child Advocate will draw on their significant cultural knowledge, their understanding of child development, trauma and attachment to ensure these remain central to the FGC process and that any plan created holds these at its core. The Child advocate will need to have significant experience working with children and young people and have a strong understanding of child development and trauma.

For Further information about essential criteria for any of these roles, please refer to the J&P.

To be successful you will need

  • A Child Related Employment Screening (CRES) or A Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • A Safe Environments for Children and Young People – Through their eyes Certificate
  • A current Drivers License
  • Eligibility to work in Australia

Don’t have a WWCC? You can apply on-line at www.screening.sa.gov.au

Working in a not for profit agency you can salary sacrifice to increase your take home pay.

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For more information please call Kate on 0409 999 623 (Mon - Fri 9am – 5pm)

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