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Social Worker / Counsellor - Fitzroy Crossing

Marninwarntikura Fitzroy Women's Resource Centre
  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation, with a healing informed and trauma aware perspective
  • Attractive salary + super, generous salary packaging benefits
  • Full time 12-month contract with possible extension, talk to us about your needs
  • Housing and relocation support available

About Us

Marninwarntikura Women's Resource Centre (MWRC) supports Fitzroy Valley women & their families by encouraging safety & well-being & fostering leadership & financial independence. MWRC provide activities, mentoring, support, access to culturally sensitive & respectful services, & advocacy.

To learn more about MWRC and the work we do, visit our website.

About the job

MWRC is seeking to appoint an experienced Social Worker/Counsellor to its Strengthening Families team.

Working as part of a multi-disciplinary team, this role will provide therapeutic case management and family support services.

You will work flexibly and collaboratively alongside a small legal team, counsellor/art therapist, family support workers and the women’s shelter staff to increase women’s safety.

You will be part of a multidisciplinary group works together to provide wrap-around support for families experiencing family and domestic violence.  

This position will be based in the central office located in Fitzroy Crossing. This position will work in the centre, and may also require work in outstations, communities and ‘on country’.

What does a typical day at MWRC look like for a Social Worker?

No two days are the same and this isn’t your usual social worker role. The role is part of a close-knit multidisciplinary team delivering a holistic family centric service.

In addition to providing social and family support to women, the role also requires you to work alongside professionals from legal and non-legal fields that deliver assistance in the areas of social work support, trauma informed counselling and Indigenous-led support in communities. 

You will coordinate the provision of culturally informed, trauma-aware intensive support and case management for women impacted by family, domestic or sexual violence in across the Fitzroy Crossing and surrounding communities in the Fitzroy Valley region.

You will receive and respond to internal and external referrals and respond to families in crisis.  You might participate in community networks and build/maintain relationships with referring agencies, key organisations, community leaders and local people relevant to social issues.

You’ll probably learn how to do much of this over a “yarn and a feed”, or while throwing a fishing line at the river.

About You

You are a dynamic, passionate, and innovative to join our team.

You will have a demonstrated understanding the rights and interests of First Nations people of and commitment to decolonising work practices. Ideally you will have experience working alongside Aboriginal people in trauma-informed, strengths-based ways.

Working within a healing informed and trauma aware workplace, you will be committed to decolonising your own approach and work practices. 

We invite you to walk with us on this unique journey…

Please send your current resume and 1-page pitch. Your pitch should tell us more about who you are, what you are passionate about, what interests you about the role and why you may be a good fit for MWRC and this position.

A generous remuneration package with a range of benefits – including subsidised housing, salary sacrifice and strong supports in the organisation is on offer to the right candidate.

In line with our workforce development strategy, MWRC strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

A position description is attached.

How to apply

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