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Aboriginal Hub Practitioner - The Orange Door (Identified)

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-op

About BDAC

BDAC is an ACCO (Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation) registered as a member under the umbrella of VACCHO (Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation) and represented nationally through NACCHO (National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation).

BDAC was founded to represent and provide services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people living on Djaara Country.

BDAC has a responsibility to ensure growth of services, development of our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, better and improved health outcomes for our people, improved quality of life and be a lead agency in providing self-determination employment and career pathways for Aboriginal people.

What We Are Offering

  • Full time with option of part time 0.8 FTE  
  • SCHADS award Grade 5 Level 1
  • Access to Salary Packaging
  • 11% Superannuation
  • Supportive work environment
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities

About the Position

This role is an identified position, only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants may apply.

The Aboriginal Hub Worker works with families, individuals and children who are referred to the Loddon Orange Door. The work is short term crisis support, assessment, planning and referral work. The Orange Door is a fast paced environment and we require a highly motivated Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander to join and compliment our team. The Aboriginal Hub Worker is a new opportunity for a candidate to join the Aboriginal Response Team at Loddon Orange Door, within the BDAC Family Safety and Healing Program, providing culturally safe case support to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander service users and their families. The Aboriginal Hub Worker, as an entry level position, will be provided with support from the Aboriginal Response Team Leader and Aboriginal Hub Practitioners to develop strong skills to work within the Family Violence Sector

Key Responsibilities

1. Providing culturally safe and responsive support to Aboriginal children, women and men by:

(a) Engaging with and supporting individuals and families who are referred to or self-refer to The Loddon Orange Door.

(b) Developing meaningful risk assessments regarding Family Violence or Child Wellbeing needs.

(c) Managing a caseload, addressing the immediate needs of clients and identifying ongoing needs for referral to ongoing services.

(d) Operating with autonomy and accountability in supporting Aboriginal children, women and men.

2 . Working with a team to build the cultural safety of the Hub and supporting choice and self-determination of Aboriginal people.

3. Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the Victoria Government’s, information security and privacy policies and requirements.

Other Duties

  • Other duties as directed by the Team Leader and consistent with the overall goals and responsibilities of this position

About You

  • An interest in providing in family violence risk assessment and safety planning for adults, children and families impacted by family violence and child wellbeing concerns.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal Culture and the ACCHO environment. A commitment to providing culturally safe service to Community members and continuing to develop your understanding of the experiences of Aboriginal people, specifically the direct relationship between colonisation and intergenerational trauma.
  • Positive and active interest in gaining specialised experience and pursuing training the area of family violence and child wellbeing support.
  • A commitment to working within a team environment, participating in team meetings, supervision and planning as well as co-working with other BDAC, partner agency and Family Safety Victoria (FSV) workers to best support individuals and their families.
  • Strong computer skills, ability to use a range of software and IT based reporting systems
  • Initiative, creativity, and an ability remain motivated when working autonomously.

Preferred / Desired Education, Training and/or Competencies

  • A Community Services qualification, and/or relevant work experience would be highly regarded. If not, an interest in pursuing further qualifications with BDAC support will be preferred.
  • Professional comprehensive training in MARAM, or a willingness to complete similar training would be highly regarded.

How to Apply

If this role sounds like the role for you then click on the button below and apply by attaching your CV and a cover letter detailing how you suit the role.

Mandatory Requirements

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

For more information about this position please see the Position Description which can be accessed via our website or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947 or send an email through to [email protected] using the subject line: Aboriginal Hub Practitioner - The Orange Door (Identified) enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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