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Child, Youth & Family Caseworker – Identified at Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre

Brought to you by: Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre

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pin icon Port Macquarie & Mid North Coast
About Biripi:
Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre (Biripi ACMC) is a community controlled health service that employs up to 100 staff members which provides a wide range of culturally appropriate health and well-being services covering communities across the Mid-Northern NSW Region. These include; Clinical, Maternal Health, Aged and Community Care, Community Health and Dental Health Services from Clinics and Facilities around Taree and Statutory Out of Home Care (OOHC) through Biripi Aboriginal Children Services (BACS) in Taree and Walanbaa Gaayili in Inverell.
About the role:
This position is also Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Identified.
The Child, Youth & Family Caseworker position is responsible for providing targeted early intervention support services to Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities with priority given to:
  • Vulnerable children (0-5years)
  • Young parents with known vulnerabilities or who are experiencing a number of hardships
  • Children and young people at risk of disengaging from school, family and community
The key objectives of the role include:
  • Families, children and young people’s needs are met early to prevent escalation of vulnerabilities and reduce the risk of out of home placement
  • Families are able to access support early in the lives of their children and young people in order to assist them with meeting age appropriate developmental milestones, be independent and live meaningful lives
  • Risk factors that led to child abuse, neglect and domestic and family violence are addressed early
  • Aboriginal children, young people, families and communities have access to timely, effective accessible and culturally safe support services
Skills and experience
If you have:
  • Aboriginality
  • Minimum Certificate IV qualification in Community Services related discipline or willingness to obtain within 6 months
  • Demonstrated knowledge, skills and experience in Community Services
  • Sound knowledge of community health, public health and Aboriginal health
  • Experience working with health service agencies, non-government organisation, community groups and medical professionals at all levels
  • Ability to build relationships with all levels of the organisation and the community
  • High level of written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work flexibly within tight time schedules and in accordance with variable workload demands
  • Ability to hold all relevant security clearances including National Police Check and Working with Children clearance
  • Current valid Driver’s license, minimum of Class “C” or equivalent
Please apply via seek with a current resume and a cover letter (Cover Letter and Resume will need to be in one document addressing the selection criteria).
Only Seek applications will be considered.
Applications close 5pm on Sunday 22 November 2020.
Please Note: This is a designated Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander position under section 14D of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. Proof or Confirmation of Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander heritage will be required from the successful applicant.

Applications close on 22/11/2020.

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