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Family Connections Convenor - Burleigh

Kalwun Development Corporation
  • Job Type: Permanent - Full Time
  • Location: Burleigh
  • Job Category: Child, Youth and Family Services

Job Description

Kalwun Development Corporation Ltd is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisation currently seeking to fill the following vacancy within our Child & Family Support Services division.  

The Kalwun Child & Family Support Services division administers the Family Wellbeing Service, Family Participation Program, Early Learning Program and the Kinship and Foster Care programs within the South East Qld region. 

 * This is an identified position, applicants must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person *.

About the Role

Play a vital role in the family led decision making process, supporting Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander children and their families.

Position Duties

  • Manage and coordinate the family led decision making meetings as required.
  • Ensure the family led decision making process is facilitated in accordance with legislative principles and funding agreement requirements.
  • Prepare people to participate in family meetings, including ensuring that all participants have a clear understanding of the purpose of the family led meeting.
  • Manage conflict that may occur within the family led decision making process.
  • Liaise with relevant internal staff, stakeholders and the department
  • Assist families in developing family led plans for submission to the department.
  • Maintain accurate records of case plans and other relevant information in accordance with departmental guidelines.
  • Build respectful and professional relationships with service users, agencies, partners, community, colleagues, elders and clients

Essential Selection Criteria

  1. Minimum Certificate IV qualification or higher in Social Work/Human Services or relevant field.
  2. Must have minimum 12 months of meeting convening experience or similar 
  3. Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage and extensive community and cultural connectedness.
  4. Experience appropriate to the role and qualification relevant to the Human Services sector.
  5. An awareness and understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities and cultures and the historical and contemporary issues relevant to the needs of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients, and proven capacity to communicate appropriately
  6. A demonstrated thorough knowledge of child protection issues, legislation and requirements and relevant issues specific to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children and families
  7. Conflict resolution, preventative planning and time management skills.
  8. Proficiency in MS Office, use of contemporary office equipment and data entry.

Preferred skills & experience

  • Providing a relevant guidance and advice to practitioners around vulnerable Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families and children
  • Liaising efficiently with a range of services in particular, families, community, elders advisory groups, child safety and legal services.
  • Ensure the program is reporting and adhering to KPI's
  • Effectively using oral and written skills communication skills
  • Excellent organisational, interpersonal, time management, team work and coordination skills in the office environment.
  • Efficiently undertaking and completing administration tasks
  • Providing an excellent customer service

Hourly rate between $39.00 - $40.60 per hour dependent on qualifications and experience

What we offer 

Kalwun values the contributions of all staff and is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all staff feel accepted, included and welcomed. Our Employees enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Salary sacrifice of $15,000 per annum which can significantly increase your take home pay
  • Company that is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our community
  • Five weeks of annual leave per year
  • Additional paid personal leave

Additional Information

  • This position requires the successful applicant to satisfy a national criminal history check and hold a current drivers' license.
  • A Blue Card for working with children is a mandatory requirement. The 'No Card No Start' law applies to this position - a Blue Card must be obtained prior to commencement.
  • *IDENTIFIED POSITION - To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. A Confirmation of Aboriginality will need to be provided.

To apply

Please send a current CV with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position and addressing each of the selection criteria.

How to apply

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