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Project Coordinator, Healing Our Children (Aboriginal Female Identified Position)

Relationships Australia Northern Territory

About this role

This is a lead role in the development, coordination and service delivery of the Healing Our Children Project (HOC) that takes place across various sites in Darwin, Palmerston, and remote Communities. The purpose of this position is to build the capacity of Aboriginal women in communities for early response and prevention strategies aimed at the needs of vulnerable women and children experiencing violence and abuse. This is an early intervention project which aims to prevent trauma in young children under 3 years of age and provide opportunities for healing and repairing relationships for women and children who experienced trauma.

The role ensures that the HOC Project targets pregnant women and those responsible for looking after children who may in the future be at risk of exposure to domestic and family violence. Also women with older children who are currently or have previously lived with violence in the home. The Coordinator ensures that HOC provides a supportive environment for Aboriginal women who are affected by family domestic violence to discuss issues and provide them with information on how it can affect their children’s brain development.

For further details about this position please refer to RA-NT web-site https://nt.relationships.org.au/current_vacancies/.

Selection Criteria


  • Qualification in Social Work, Psychology or other relevant field.
  • Experience working therapeutically with women, children or families in a professional setting.
  • Ability to meet RA-NT standard of professional competence appropriate to delivering therapeutic interventions to vulnerable women.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the long term impacts of trauma including violence, abuse and neglect on children and family functioning.
  • Knowledge and understanding of trauma-informed practice including theories of child development, trauma theory and attachment theory.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the issues affecting women and children in Aboriginal communities and a capacity to respond to their emotional, physical and spiritual needs.
  • Experience in mentoring and supervising Aboriginal staff and leading a small team.
  • Ability to undertake professional and community liaison and networking with the community, service providers and government agencies.
  • Possession of a current NT Driver’s Licence (Manual licence highly desired).
  • Willingness and capacity to travel to remote areas.


  • First Aid Certificate

Candidates must be willing to:

  • follow the Safeguarding Children and Young People Practice and Behaviour Guidelines
  • take part in cultural fitness activities
  • undergo a National Criminal History Check
  • obtain a Working With Children Clearance (Ochre Card).

Benefits and Entitlements

Relationships Australia NT provides support, supervision, professional development entitlements (of up to $3,000 per annum).There is also salary sacrificing options, generous annual leave and an annual wellbeing allowance.

To discuss this position further please contact Belinda on 08 8923 4999.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.

A position description is attached.

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