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Wellbeing Facilitator / Caseworker - Bugmy Justice Project

Deadly Connections Community & Justice Services Ltd
  • Seeking a Caseworker (Full Time) – Bugmy Project at Deadly Connections Community & Justice Services Ltd.
  • Applications from First Nations people will be prioritised however we are accepting applications from non-Aboriginal people
  • Caseworker role supporting the Project Lead, working with First Nations people appearing before the District Court for sentencing
  • Full time 5 days, 35 hours per week
  • Work with an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation fighting for systemic change


Deadly Connections is an Aboriginal Community Controlled, not for profit organisation. Its 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. The foundations of Deadly Connections are healing, transformative justice, radical responsibility, empowerment, community connection, and culture.


Within a team approach and under the supervision of the Team Leader/CEO, the Project Lead/Caseworker will:

  • Lead and contribute to the delivery of the Bugmy Justice Project and other community legal education projects designed to raise rights awareness and educate the community, break the cycle of incarceration and disrupt systemic racism, disadvantage and trauma
  • Contribute to a wide range of strategic projects, cases, advocacy and initiatives
  • Prepare and develop Bugmy reports for submission to the District Court
  • Undertake administrative and project management activities
  • Maintain clear records
  • Develop and maintain a strong and sensitive working relationship with clients, stakeholders and the communities we work within
  • While you will have no direct reports, it is expected that you will provide day to day guidance to any team member that is allocated to assist you (or is otherwise assisting you) with their duties and responsibilities, including volunteers and new or junior staff
  • Deadly Connections is involved in various University clinical placements throughout the year. The successful candidate may be required to represent and participate in the clinics, including in the allocation of work, provision of training and providing supervision to the students
  • Promote the program to stakeholders, community and potential participants to increase referrals
  • Work closely with our other internal/external service providers to provide a wrap around service for participants
  • 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 Courts, Solicitors, health services, other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal agencies; to promote best outcomes for participants


  • This position is targeted to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants, however Expressions of Interest will be accepted from all candidates
  • Candidates must be comfortable working with confronting subject matter and with traumatised communities
  • Candidates must have completed tertiary level education, training or equivalent in one of the following fields (or similar): Arts; Communications; Criminology; Public Health; Allied Health; Social and Political Sciences; Law; Social Work; Policy and Research; Indigenous Studies; Education and Training; Community Development; Youth and Community Services.
  • The successful candidate will apply their training and skills, lived experience and knowledge, to practical and administrative tasks to seek justice and accountability for our clients and the wider community
  • You will be required to provide reflective reports over the course of the year
  • Work collaboratively with communities and stakeholders
  • Work with other Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Services to support participants
  • To actively participate in team work in a manner that ensures a coordinated approach to services for young people and their families
  • Working across other DC support services programs as required providing support at times of crisis and when required
  • To undertake the functions associated with intake & response, such as,
    • To undertake preliminary assessments that identify the health, wellbeing and safety needs of participants involved, and that identify both the capacity and constraints of the families to participate in processes relating to Bugmy
    • Making referral/s, completing timely and relevant follow up
    • Entering data onto the electronic system and creating a paper file
    • Ongoing communication with key stakeholders
    • To work collaboratively with both internal and external partners/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.

Please direct all enquiries to [email protected], using the subject line: Wellbeing Facilitator (Caseworker) - Bugmy Justice Project enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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