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Wellbeing Facilitator / Caseworker - Breaking the Cycle Program

Deadly Connections Community & Justice Services Ltd
  • Applications from First Nations people will be prioritised however we are accepting applications from non-Aboriginal people
  • Wellbeing Facilitator role, working with First Nations Men and families in our Breaking the Cycle Program.
  • Part time, 21 hours per week
  • Work with an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation fighting for systemic change


Deadly Connections is an Aboriginal community led not for profit organisation. Our purpose is to build stronger and safer families and communities by driving individual, social and systemic change through a multi layered approach of providing prevention, intervention and diversionary solutions, systemic/individual advocacy and raising community awareness through education.

Deadly Connections is a culturally informed, trauma aware, community and peer designed organisation that places culture and healing at the centre of all we do. Through the provision of intensive, individualised, culturally safe, holistic approaches Deadly Connections promotes healing centred, sustainable positive change for people, families, and communities. At Deadly Connections Community and Justice Services, our focus is on disrupting the intergenerational cycles of systemic racism, disadvantage, grief, loss, trauma, oppression, out of home care (OOHC) and legal system involvement of First Nations people, families and communities.

Our work is based on four guiding pillars: Culture, Respect, Change and Empowerment. We offer culturally responsive support combined with a comprehensive network of services and seek to ensure the provision of high-quality services that will ensure we work within a healing framework and outcomes are improved for our people, families and communities.

As an Aboriginal controlled organisation, there is an inherent requirement that non-Aboriginal employees continue to develop their cultural competence to maximise opportunities and improve outcomes for First Nations peoples, families, and communities.


Within a team approach and under supervision of the Team Leader / CEO, the Wellbeing Facilitator will:

  • Provide grassroots, well-being support, case management, information, referral and advocacy to Aboriginal men who are participating in our program.
  • Work within the decolonising model and abide by relevant policy practice guidelines.
  • You will be expected to work within a collaborative team of stakeholders, including DCJ, health services, other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal agencies to promote best outcomes for participants, their families and communities.
  • Ensure the delivery of effective, high-quality services and outcomes to facilitate participants behaviour change through a multi-faceted program that provides individually tailored case management, information, referral, practical support, counselling, cultural/healing activities, education/employment support and cognitive behaviour therapy.


  • Create and maintain safety for women and children
  • Work collaboratively with participants, families, and communities
  • Program development and facilitation
  • Provide individualised and tailored case management support in line with the Breaking the Cycle program and its specific needs.
  • Develop care plans according to clients’ needs utilising strengths-based and decolonising practice.
  • Work with internal and external staff & other Aboriginal services for all Aboriginal families regarding cultural connection and identity
  • To work towards strengthening family / community connection and provide early intervention.
  • To actively participate in teamwork in a manner that ensures a coordinated approach to services for participants and their families.
  • Working across other support services programs as required providing support at times of crisis and when required.
  • To undertake the responsibilities associated with intake and response, such as:
    • Receive, facilitate, and process referrals from stakeholders to the Breaking the Cycle program and to our partner agencies.
    • Making referral/s, completing timely and relevant follow up.
    • Coordinating an appropriate response for program participants
    • Entering data into the electronic system and creating paper files
    • Ongoing communication with key stakeholders
    • To work collaboratively with both internal and external partners and stakeholders
    • Liaise with internal and external programs in relation to capacity, referrals and other program information.

We strongly encourage mob to apply for this role as this is an identified role however, we are accepting applications from non-identified candidates. What is important is that you are passionate and committed to improving outcomes for Aboriginal people, families, and communities - particularly those who are systems involved.

Please note that Deadly Connections is an EEO employer. We are committed to providing opportunities to all applicants without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, criminal history, or ability. We strongly encourage individuals with an experience in the criminal justice system or child protection system to join our team.

The position will close once position is filled (even if before closing date).

Please direct all enquiries to [email protected], using the subject line: Wellbeing Facilitator / Caseworker - Breaking the Cycle Program enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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