- Duration: 12 months Fixed Term (Part Time 0.6 FTE)
- Location: Darwin, Northern Territory
About the Organisation
AMSANT is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the Northern Territory and advocates for equity in health, focusing on supporting the provision of high quality comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal communities.
- Develop collaborative, consultative relationships with relevant stakeholders and promote an understanding of the objectives of the project
- Engage key organisations to inform, upskill and equip a range of support workers who are in direct contact with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups who may be at higher risk including young people, those who are socially vulnerable or otherwise at risk or those seeking help
- Strengthen community capacity to identify, respond to, and safely intervene in an Indigenous trauma informed way where there is an identified risk of self-harm and/or suicide
- Alongside other team members, develop and finalise training resources about trauma informed care
- Coordinate and deliver a CRTIC program that is specifically tailored to meet the learning needs of staff working with populations where there is an identified risk of self-harm and/or suicide
- Increase access to Indigenous trauma informed care training opportunities to community members and front line workers
- Improve understanding of how complex trauma, and intergenerational trauma is experienced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
- Improve capacity to apply an Indigenous trauma informed approach to managing the risk of self-harm and suicide.
- Academic and/or work experience in one of the following disciplines or other relevant qualifications – psychology, social work, allied health, mental health, alcohol and other drugs, or counselling
- High level understanding of trauma- informed practice, the impact of complex childhood trauma, vicarious trauma and implications for service providers
- Capacity to deliver training in an engaging and supportive way
- Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to positively contribute to the implementation and evaluation and improvement of a new program
- Demonstrated ability to reflect on own skills and knowledge base in relation to meeting training outcomes
- High level knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture, history, understanding of impact of colonisation and how this history relates to current social, emotional and health issues for Aboriginal communities, families and individuals
- Demonstrated appropriate interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, including the ability to liaise with a range of health services, management, health professionals, elders, and community members
- Identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
- Understanding and/or experience in working in Aboriginal Primary Health care
- Understanding and/or experience in working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.
A position description is attached.