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Case Worker - Alice Springs

Gap Youth and Community Centre Aboriginal Organisation
  • Division: Youth Diversion
  • Hours: 76 hours per fortnight, Monday to Friday
  • Term: Full time
  • Location: Alice Springs
  • Award: Social, Community, Home Care & Disability Services Award 2010, Level 4 (pay point to be determined based upon qualifications and experience), plus leave loading, superannuation and salary sacrifice
  • Responsible to: Program Manager
  • Accountable to: Case Worker Manager
  • Indigenous identified position: Male Case Worker

ABOUT THE GAP:

The Gap Youth and Community Centre Aboriginal Corporation, a not-for-profit community-based organisation, has been providing assistance and support to at-risk children, young people, their families and their communities in Alice Springs since 1977. As a multi-service organisation funded by Territory and Federal government, Gap provides a range of support programs and activities to assist and empower young people to make positive choices and decisions for their future.

For over 43 years, Gap has been providing support and assistance to children and young people based on individual need including assistance with educational engagement, housing and homelessness, vocational training, employment assistance, crime prevention & intervention, information, referral, advocacy, practical assistance, drop-in, and recreational activities.

POSITION OUTLINE:

The primary purpose of the position is to engage with, build rapport with and support young people who are engaged in formal youth diversion, and/or are at risk of offending or entering the formal youth justice system. To provide case management and support to assist the young person to meet their obligations and to encourage better decision making. The Case Worker provides direct support and supervision to the young people in the youth diversion program.

Main Duties:

  • Engage in recreational and educational activities that are both safe and culturally appropriate.
  • Build rapport with young people that is appropriate and reflects the values set out in the Code of Conduct.
  • Work within the team to achieve the goals that the YD Coordinator has set.
  • Provide case management to young people and their families.
  • Undertake assessments, maintain case files and prepare reports in relation to young people as required.
  • Complete tasks as set by the Case Management Manager.

The Gap considers that being male and Aboriginal is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in the State or Territory legislation and permitted as a ‘under special measure’ under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

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