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Reunification Workers x3 - Bendigo

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-op

The Reunification Worker will work with Aboriginal children in Out of Home Care kinship placements, where the case planning direction is reunification. The work will be focused on facilitating reunifications, building on and strengthening connections with the child’s family, community, land and culture.

  • Three positions available
  • Full Time, Fixed Term (12 months)
  • Competitive Salary plus 9.5% Superannuation
  • Access to Salary Packaging

These are some of the positions Key Responsibilities:

  • To strengthen the ability of parents of Aboriginal children to care for and maintain strong relationships with their child/ren.
  • Support the strengthening of family connections, promoting reunification and promoting the safety of children, young people and parents.
  • To participate in the development of comprehensive family plans in-line with the Reunification program objectives
  • To support a comprehensive assessment process that results in both high quality information for decision making and an increased understanding by the referred family about their situation, capacity and choices.
  • Ensuring plans are reviewed in the stated timeframe and appropriate actions are taken to ensure ongoing progress.
  • Support individuals and families wanting to make positive lifestyle changes.
  • Identifying and strengthening connections with the child’s family, community, land and culture.

Key Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated understanding of the Children’s, Youth and Families Act 2005.
  • Sound knowledge of local issues and needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.
  • Knowledge of family connections and how the dynamics of the Family linkages connect within the local community.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Demonstrated negotiation and advocacy skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with children, young people and families’ already in contact with Child Protection services.
  • Ability to transport families, conduct home visits and willingness to travel for training.
  • Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills including the capacity of engage families, elders and the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Local community in a collaborative planning process.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in and with Aboriginal communities.
  • Ability to prepare briefs, letters, emails and reports using clear, concise and grammatically correct language. Ensure written communications contain necessary information to achieve their purpose.

For more information about this position, refer to the attached position description or contact the Human Resource Team via recruitment@bdac.com.au, using the subject line: Reunification Workers - Bendigo enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

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