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Men's Support Worker - Nicholson

Yoowinna Wurnalung Aboriginal Healing Service

The overall aim of the position is to raise awareness of family violence and assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and male youth using violence, or at risk of using violence, to access and participate in range of therapeutic, social, cultural and practical activities at YWAHS ‘Time Out Farm’.

The activities are designed as an entry point to engage and empower men to build their skills and confidence to access services and support and to address their behaviour.

Identify opportunities to support strong positive connections between participants, their families, Culture, Country and Community to promote healing and Recovery

Contribute to the development of new programs in collaboration with male clients, partner organisations and members of the Healing Service team.

  • Work directly with Aboriginal men providing information about YWAHS programs, support and advocacy.
  • Engaging clients through in-service and outreach referrals and appointments and link them into services and programs to address their presenting issues.
  • Undertake cultural, social and community education and awareness raising activities that increase community understanding of family violence and promote the aims of the service.
  • As part of the YWAHS team, facilitate successful local activities and projects.
  • Work with the YWAHS team to implement the action plan for the Strengthening Men Project and meet targets and indicators as identified in funding and service agreements.
  • Form linkages and work in partnership with other family violence services to ensure access to services are done in a culturally and respectful way.
  • Identify local priorities, issues and gaps and monitor the incidences of family violence that affects the local Aboriginal community.
  • Provide transport to enable men to access activities at the Men’s Time Out Service, other planned activities, and services identified in the men’s support plans.
  • Arrange lunch for Men’s Time Out participants.
  • Other duties as directed by the Time Out Coordinator.

Reporting and other requirements

  • Maintain up-to date client records
  • Input data on a fortnightly basis into appropriate data systems (e.g.; IRIS)
  • Undertake training as required as identified in conjunction with the Time Out Coordinator.
  • Participate in regular supervision with the Time Out Coordinator, including development and implementation of work plans.
  • Participate in annual reviews.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of YWAHS organisational plans.

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