Recruit Personnel are a Maitland based, Recruitment Agency who works closely with their Clients in sourcing employees across a variety of positions and industries. In this instance, our Client is seeking to engage an experienced Targeted Early Intervention Family Worker to join their established team on a fulltime basis, working within the Hunter Valley based Mindaribba Local Aboriginal Land Council.
Note: This is an Identified position – Under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW), being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification for this position, therefore an essential requirement for candidates applying for this role.
The purpose of this role is to make a difference to the Aboriginal Community which will see you working with children, families and young people aged 0 – 12 years across three Local Government Areas. The role is to deliver responsive and flexible prevention and early help and support services to Indigenous children, young people, families and communities experiencing or at risk of vulnerability, through the delivery of culturally appropriate support and programs and the provision of strength and trauma based early intervention support through case work, group work/play groups and community connections for both them and their families.
Your capacity to understand the NSW state child protection system, education system, homelessness and job network systems will be key elements to be successful as will your ability to be mindful of the experience of Aboriginal peoples and communities, your capacity to create and provide activities/services which are culturally safe, relevant and support healing is critical.
The TEI Family Worker must seek to connect members of our community experiencing or at risk of vulnerability with their broader community, and strengthen the community as a whole. You will deliver culturally safe programs whilst working within an outcomes-based framework that enhances parenting skills and self-identity. Self-motivation and direction will be key factors in driving your success, along with your strong communication skills.
Your caseload will vary and offer both challenging and rewarding outcomes. Our ideal candidate will bring forward all elements across the essential criteria and have the capacity to work fulltime, however consideration will be given to candidates seeking a part-time opportunity.
- University Degree preferably in Social Welfare, Social Sciences, Psychology or Teaching OR a Diploma in Family or Community Services with a minimum of 2 years’ experience are necessary. Those completing the final year of their degree will be considered.
- Current Police Check or the ability undertake one
- Current Working With Children Check
- Current First Aid Certificate
- Being Aboriginal is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW)
Candidates with experience in Case Management or experience working within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities will be highly regarded as will experience working in the Cessnock, Dungog and Maitland LGAs. This role is based in a dynamic and unique working environment and offers a competitive salary as well as career progression.
A Cover Letter addressing your suitability and the essential criteria is required along with a current Resume in the first instance.