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Aboriginal Youth & Family Case Manager - Navigator Program

Anglicare Victoria
  • Support young people who have dis-engaged from school and their families.
  • 4 days per week/30.4hrs until 31 December 2023 (with the possibility of extension and additional hours)
  • A senior level position with a salary starting at around $74,000 plus super

This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander designated position, classified under Section 12 Special Measures of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. This employment opportunity is only available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 

About the role:

We are currently looking for an applicant who identifies as Aboriginal or of Torres Strait Islander background to work with our Navigator program, which is an innovative, research-informed program that assists disengaged learners to re-connect back into education and learning.

You will be working with Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander Youth and Families to support young people (12 - 17yrs) who have disconnected from school. With a focus on connection to culture and community, you will help young people identify their skills, interests and aspirations and alleviate barriers to their participation in education alongside their parents/carers. You will work collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team, comprising of a Team Leader, Intake and Assessment Workers, Case Managers, Youth Counsellor, a Groups Facilitator and other relevant services, bringing expertise and valuable understanding of Indigenous culture.

Who we are looking for:

  1. Identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. [Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (VIC) – Special Measures s.12]
  2. Have the ability and passion for connecting the young person with community and culture through knowledge of the Traditional Custodians, whilst understanding cultural values, protocols and other issues relevant to Aboriginal communities.
  3. Have a relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Psychology, Early Childhood Specialist and/or related behavioural sciences at degree level with substantial experience is desirable; or associate diploma level with substantial experience in the relevant service stream, or less formal qualifications with specialised skills sufficient to perform at this level will also be accepted.
  4. Demonstrate ability and experience in case management with young people, families and/or significant others and to contribute to the development, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of student re-engagement plans.
  5. Have excellent written and oral communication, negotiation and liaison skills and the ability to work with government and non-government organisations, community groups and clients’ families/networks.
  6. Have knowledge of school environments and educational policy.

Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement.  AV employees are required to either be fully vaccinated against Covid 19 or have a medical exemption. AV will require evidence that you are compliant with these requirements.

About Working with Us:

In joining our team you will enjoy a positive and supportive team environment, access to extensive professional development and training opportunities and, as part of one of the largest community service organisations in Victoria, outstanding opportunities for career growth and development.

At Anglicare Victoria we understand that working in Community Services can at times be challenging; we have a strong focus on supporting the health, wellbeing and resilience of our staff. In working with AV you will have access to a range of free wellbeing activities including Yoga and meditation, discounted health insurance and access for you and your partner to free and confidential professional counselling and support via our professional Employee Assistance Program.

What you need to know:

  • A salary at SCHCADS level 6 which equates to around $74,000 plus super
  • Flexible through the increments up to 6.3 (dependent upon experience)
  • Part time 4 days a week
  • Based at our office in Werribee
  • Access to discounted health insurance, free Employee Assistance, Salary Packaging and a range of other employment benefits supporting your physical and mental health
  • Anglicare Victoria are leaders in the industry
  • Unrivalled career progression, professional development, training, support and a culture of inclusivity and resilience
  • Recognition as innovators
  • Our Rainbow Tick Accreditation
  • A leadership team that are passionate about achieving the best possible outcomes.

Ready to take the next step:

Click apply below and submit your resume with a cover letter that describes your passion for working with vulnerable children, young people and their families and any experience you have in the Education sector.

Detailed Position Description: Position Description - Aboriginal Youth and Family Case Manager (Navigator - Part-Time Limited Tenure July 2022).pdf

For further enquiries regarding this Navigator position contact Sandra Inserra, Team Leader Navigator on 03 9731 2500 or email sandra.inserra@anglicarevic.org.au using the subject line: Aboriginal Youth & Family Case Manager - Navigator Program enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Anglicare Victoria acknowledges Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we operate. We commit to working respectfully to honour their ongoing cultural and spiritual connections to this country.

Diversity and inclusivity are important to Anglicare Victoria and we are committed to ensuring our workplace and services reflect this.  Everyone is welcome at Anglicare Victoria, regardless of age, ethnicity, cultural background, gender, sexual orientation, religious affiliation and physical ability.

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