Aboriginal Caseworker- Permanency Support Program (Goodradigbee)

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10 September 2021
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About the role

There are currently 2 permanent full-time (35 hours / week) casework positions based in Oatlands

As a Case Worker in PSP your responsibilities include but are not limited to, working in a proactive case management framework where you will be working in partnership with external Stakeholders whilst maintaining collaborative and professional relationship with carers, children and young people.  
This role requires holistic coordination of all aspects of children and young people in care.  Maintaining compliance and professional quality documentation is essential to ensure outcomes for permanency and restoration when an Aboriginal child or young person enters Uniting’s care. 

Caseworker PSP Goodradigbee

  • We inspire Aboriginal peoples.  We enliven Aboriginal communities. We confront injustices impacting Aboriginal peoples and communities
  • We do this by being compassionate, respectful, imaginative and bold
  • Be part of a passionate and collaborative team advocating for Aboriginal children, young people, carers and families

 

About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  • The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every Aboriginal child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship or quality long term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for Aboriginal children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for Aboriginal young people 18-25 years who have left foster care and for the next 4 years will collaborate with Uniting’s Extended Care Pilot program team to provide holistic support to young people using the Advantage Thinking approach.

 

About you

  • This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People All applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977
  • Provide evidence of Aboriginal identity, and be able to demonstrate ability to work effectively with Aboriginal peoples and communities
  • Strong advocate for children, young people and families
  • Skilled decision maker for children’s best interests underpinned by a demonstrated commitment to hearing the voices of children and young people
  • Collaborative team player
  • Excellent communication written and verbal and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to negotiate cultural complexities of people from differing Aboriginal lands
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Time management and Ability to prioritise task
  • Committed to compliance – legal, government and policy
  • Good record keeping

 

Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are
  • If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, you’ll be welcome at Uniting

·         Work you’ll be proud of

  • Join a collective of Aboriginal employees knows as the Ngumba-Dal Network
  • Attend regular Aboriginal Staff Gatherings and Yarning Circles
  • Help implement our Reconciliation Action Plan
  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including –
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs 
    • Learning and development opportunities 
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

 

For more information about what it’s like to be one of the 273 Uniting employees who identify as Aboriginal click here –

https://www.uniting.org/community-impact/aboriginal-inclusion

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks, which include National Police Checks, Working with Children Checks and Reference Checks.

Closing date: 11:55pm Sunday 26th September 2021

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