- Job posted on: 27th Nov 2019
- Applications close:
People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated and supportive group of people in Central Australia.
NPY Women’s Council is now recruiting for a Child Advocacy Officer to assist members and staff negotiate Child Protection systems across the tristate area of SA, NT and WA. Sitting in the Child and Family Wellbeing Program, the position works primarily with families where children have been removed through child protection interventions, advocating for families in regards to: access arrangements and support; legal assistance; information gathering; kinship carer identification; referrals out and reunification.
This position takes a rights based approach and commits to the Aboriginal Child Placement Principle, that children are best placed within family, community and culture.
As someone who has experience in advocacy, community development or case management, you will have the ability to acquire an understanding of child protection systems. You have a commitment to using a rights based approach in your work, and your knowledge and experience gives you confidence in advocating for others. Ideally, you will have a tertiary qualification such as Social Work, Law, Community Development or Public Health, and are passionate about working alongside Anangu.
Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women's Council is a leading community service organisation that provides a range of programs to women and their families. Our work spans across 350,000 square kilometres in the cross border region of Central Australia, and is critical to building and maintaining a better future for all Anangu communities within the region.
This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.
The work can be challenging but the rewards are significant.