ABORIGINAL &/OR TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT & CASE WORKER
Northern Sydney Centre ( Macquarie Park)
RANSW provides relationship support services for individuals, couples, families and communities. We are a not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our goal is to promote relationships that are safe, healthy and resilient.
About the Opportunity
We are looking for a suitably qualified and experienced Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander Community Engagement and Caseworker to represent the Caber-ra Nanga ENGAGE program for the Northern Sydney & Beaches Region. This program is funded by the Sydney North Primary Health Network.
Join our team of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander employees through our Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Staff Network.
The key objective of Caber-ra Nanga Engage is to link with and provide community based engagement, case management, and promotion activities that build mental health knowledge, cultural safety and wellbeing for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and communities in the Northern Sydney & Beaches Region.
Some of the key responsibilities will be:
- Link with and facilitate community-based engagement opportunities to build awareness of the program;
- Provide culturally appropriate, evidence based case management and wellbeing activities to the community;
- Complement and link existing services such as - drug and alcohol services, suicide prevention and broader social and emotional well-being services;
- Offer flexible service delivery in places where Community live to ensure region wide access;
- Engage with local medical professionals (e.g. GPs) and other Primary Care providers, to foster referrals to the program;
- Support the facilitation of Aboriginal Mental Health First Aid for primary care workforce;
- Advise and contribute to discussions regarding effective mental health services for Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
The annual base salary for this position is as given below:
$81,782 (for 5 days per week)
The hourly rate is $41.93
In addition to the base salary, there is the employers contribution (9.5%) to superannuation, leave loading (17.5%) and we offer salary packaging.
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This is a fixed term contract working full time until 30 June 2021 with a possibility of extension. Work related travel within the region is eligible for expense reimbursement in accordance with policy.
- Identify as Aboriginal &/or Torres Strait Islander
- Formal qualifications in Social Work, Social Welfare, Social Science, Psychology, Humanities or other relevant disciplines or working towards, and/or equivalent knowledge and experience working in these areas;
- Relevant practice expertise and experience in community engagement, community development, service coordination and promotions;
- Able to demonstrate experience in delivering ‘culturally safe’ services with and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities;
- Understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander wellbeing and clinical and cultural responses currently available;
- Knowledge and understanding of community services especially those relating to mental health and family relationships.
There are also four ‘must-haves’ that we look for in every employee at RANSW:
1. A passion for our mission, our values and for the work we do together
2. The dedication, flexibility and creativity to always put the client first
3. The resilience and agility to adapt to change
4. A can-do, results-driven attitude – being motivated to hit targets in an environment where we measure our impact to ensure we deliver and grow
For more information about the role and program please look at:
***Interested applicants are welcome to request more information and attend a meeting or information session at the RANSW Macquarie Park office to learn more about the program and position.
There will be Aboriginal staff present to have a yarn with and to assist with any questions you may have regarding the job and working with RANSW. Please contact Leonnie at email@example.com to coordinate a meeting.
Australia’s First Peoples
RANSW is committed to creating opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. This is a core part of our Reconciliation Action Plan. Australia’s First Peoples are encouraged to apply for this role. RANSW's RAP can be found at http://www.relationshipsnsw.org.au/about-us/stretch-reconciliation-action-plan/
Diversity and Inclusion statement
RANSW is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and recognises the importance of attracting the right people for the right job. We are actively seeking to increase the diversity of our team and encourage applications from people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTQI+ community, people living with disability/ies, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. In the interests of gender diversity, we encourage men to apply.
Why work with us?
1… Help people who need you most, when they need you most: End every day knowing you’ve made a real difference
2… Be part of something bigger: Last year alone, our people delivered over 56,000 client sessions across New South Wales.
3… Support and be supported: Work alongside people who truly care about what you achieve together and how you grow as a team.
4... Never be bored: new day, new challenge: Enjoy diverse, interesting work that will challenge and reward you professionally and personally
We enjoy salary packaging and a number of non-salary benefits that have been designed to assist in our personal and career growth and wellbeing. Other benefits include:
- Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander networking meetings, informal mentoring, peer group supervision and culturally sensitive line management support you as an employee;
- Salary Packaging is available to staff based on our Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) status, providing additional reduction in the tax you pay;
- Salary sacrificing to superannuation, some educational courses and other approved items if desired;
- Up to 5 additional leave days per year (pro rata), to be used between Christmas and New Year, and on your Birthday;
- Discounted fees for courses undertaken through Relationships Australia (NSW) Professional Training;
- Study Leave is available for approved educational courses;
- Formal Cultural Supervision is available;
- Comprehensive supervision and support for practitioners;
- Comprehensive Wellness Strategy including a focus on reducing our organisational footprint on the environment, Fitness Passport, annual flu vaccinations and our Employee Assistance Programs.
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