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Aboriginal Liaison Support Worker

Australian Childhood Foundation
  • First Nations Identified Position

About the Foundation:

The Australian Childhood Foundation has a strong reputation for delivering therapeutic services, professional training, and secondary consultation programs based on current evidence and theoretical frameworks, including the neurobiology of trauma, attachment, and child development. Our commitment to providing culturally safe services is unwavering.

About the Program:

The Back on Track program offers an alternative to detention and other pathways for diverting young people from the youth justice system. It provides assessment, case management, support, restorative justice, and education programs for young people referred to the program. The program uses a trauma-informed and strong cultural approach to build resilience and promote re-engagement in education or employment, with the aim of preventing reoffending and enhancing well-being and safety.

About the Role:

If you are an individual with deep-rooted connections to the Northern Territory and an innate understanding of how local communities and families are affected, we invite you to embark on a profoundly rewarding journey as the Aboriginal Liaison and Support Worker.

This role is not just a job; it is a calling. It's an opportunity to make a genuine, life-changing impact in the lives of vulnerable children, young people, and their families. As an integral part of our team, you will play a pivotal role in nurturing the well-being, stability, and future of these young individuals.

We are looking for a dedicated and compassionate professional who shares our unwavering commitment to empowering and supporting these children and their families. Your local expertise and cultural awareness will be instrumental in ensuring that these young lives are provided with the care and guidance they deserve. If you are driven by a desire to bring positive change, thrive in a collaborative work environment, and are passionate about supporting the community, we encourage you to explore this opportunity further.

We Are Looking for Someone With:

To be considered for this role, you need:

  • A Diploma in Community Services or Youth Justice or equivalent, or significant experience and the capacity to undertake further education.
  • Previous experience in a similar role within a support service setting for children/young people.
  • Experience or strong knowledge in the area of child abuse and working with traumatised children.
  • Proficiency in case planning and the ability to set goals and tasks to address risks.
  • Understanding of the complexity of the service system and the challenges of providing services to statutory clients.
  • Experience working in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Highly developed ability to provide culturally appropriate advice and services.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working collaboratively and the ability to negotiate and liaise with volunteers, Territory Families, other agencies, and the community.
  • Possession of a current Northern Territory driver's licence or equivalent.
  • A current Working with Children Check or equivalent.

Remuneration & Benefits:

The organisation offers the following remuneration and benefits:

  • Competitive Compensation: A competitive salary based on your experience and qualifications.
  • Company-Provided Vehicle: Access to a company vehicle to facilitate your work.
  • Tailored Salary Packaging: Flexibility in how you receive your rewards.
  • Employee Assistance Program: Access to a wide range of support services for personal well-being.
  • Comprehensive Wellbeing Program: A holistic approach to wellness, both physically and mentally.
  • Individual and Group Supervision: Regular sessions for guidance and support.
  • Collaborative Connections: Join forces with the Foundations National Therapeutic Services Team.
  • Access to an Extensive Resources Library: Dive into a wealth of knowledge and insights, including resources and wisdom from leading experts in the field, to continually enhance your impact.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please upload your resume and a cover letter addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the advertisement.

For further information about the role or to request a copy of the position description, please contact Bree Roberts, HR Coordinator, at [email protected] using the subject line: Aboriginal Liaison Support Worker enquiry via EthicalJobs.

ACF is dedicated to protecting children and young people from harm. All applicants will undergo a comprehensive screening process before appointment. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, strongly encouraging applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LBGTQIA+, and those with disabilities.

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