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Support Officer - Aboriginal Families Thrive Program

Australian Red Cross
  • Full time to 30th June 2022 months due to funding
  • Work for the world's largest humanitarian movement
  • Identified role

The filling of this position is intended to constitute a special / equal opportunity measure under section 8(1) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and section 65 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA).  This position is therefore only open to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander applicants.

About us

Australian Red Cross is part of the largest humanitarian movement in the world seeking to build a better society based on people helping people.  

The Aboriginal Families Thrive Program has been designed by Red Cross and Tiraapendi Wodli. Tiraapendi Wodli is the Port Adelaide Aboriginal Leadership Group (established in 2018) working to improve community safety and wellbeing for Aboriginal families living in the Port Adelaide and western area, using a justice reinvestment approach.

The Aboriginal Families Thrive Program is a strengths-based, early intervention program which connects Aboriginal families with ‘Aboriginal Community Advocates’ and other services to work side-by-side with the family to improve their ability to foster positive learning and education experiences for their children.

About the role

The Support Officer role is responsible for working closely with the Aboriginal Families Thrive Coordinator and Aboriginal families involved in the program to improve the ability of the families to foster positive experiences of learning and education for their children.

The position will work closely with Aboriginal family members, Aboriginal community-controlled organisations, schools, children’s centres, non-government organisations and government services to deliver coordinated and culturally connected support to Aboriginal families living in the western Adelaide metropolitan area.

What you’ll bring

  • Demonstrated experience working in Aboriginal family support and case management role/s
  • Well-developed understanding and skills in using strengths-based approaches to working with Aboriginal families and communities
  • Well-developed understanding of issues that impact on the health, wellbeing and safety of Aboriginal families including factors which influence the ability of families to support positive learning pathways for their children
  • Demonstrated experience working collaboratively with diverse community, non-government and government stakeholders and networks which promote positive and trusted relationships
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including the ability to communicate key messages in diverse community and stakeholder environments (including network meetings, community forums)
  • Ability to adapt to evolving work environments whilst maintaining a flexible and professional work ethic and approach
  • Well-developed ability to exercise initiative, discretion and judgment in working both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Good written communication skills including experience preparing written reports
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office products and the use of web-based information and communications platforms.
  • Some out of hours work may be required and interstate travel may be required.
  • Current Drivers Licence and a current Working with Children check is a requirement for this role

Why work for us?

Work for purpose, know that the work you do enables Red Cross to support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability.

You can access flexible working arrangements and generous salary packaging options that can increase your take home pay by paying certain expenses using pre-tax dollars.

Further information

For further information please see the position description below.  For additional enquiries, please contact Simon Talanskas on 0420 450 295

Position Description: Download File Aboriginal Families Thrive Program Support Officer Sept 2021.pdf  

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