Employment Opportunities

To be eligible for an Interview Applicants MUST address the Key Selection Criteria


Keeping Children Safe in Culture Worker
  • Base/Location:Family Services Unit, Echuca
  • Reports To:Family Services Manager
  • Hours:Full Time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Award:SCHADS Level 2 - commensurate with qualifications and/or experience
  • Position Scope:

    The Family Services Unit helps strengthen families to control their own destinies.
    Staff of the Family Services Unit will work together to develop a range of programs and services for families.

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Lead Practitioner – Berrimba Early Years’ Service
  • Base/Location:Berrimba Child Care Centre, Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Early Years Manager/Njernda CEO
  • Hours:6 Months, 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:SHADS Level 7
  • Position Scope:

    The Lead Practitioner is primarily responsible for ensuring that staff and Community working with the Berrimba and the Early Years Services at Njernda are supported in relationally and culturally safe ways. This ensures that attachment-focused wisdom is shared and maintained in all interactions and that all staff working with children have the best access to caring, safe adults across the service.

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Case Practitioner – ACAC
  • Base/Location:Family Services Unit, Echuca
  • Reports To:Program Manager ACAC
  • Hours:Full-time (37.5 hours week)
  • Award:SCHADS Award - Level 4
  • Position Scope:

    Njernda is the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) in the Loddon area with the cultural responsibility and authority for Yorta Yorta children and young people.

    The ACAC program operates under section 18 of the Children Youth and Families Act 2005 giving the Aboriginal Organisation control of Child Protection Orders for specific children.

    Practice is guided by the Child Youth and Families Act of 2005 and in part Best Interest Case Principles and Aboriginal Placement principles.

    The Case Managers will be part of a team involved in the challenging role of:

    • Being a part of groundbreaking work in supporting Aboriginal children and their families.
    • Creatively work to find solutions for children and their families
    • Access to quality training in line with Victoria’s Child Protection workforce
    • Unique experience of statutory work within an Aboriginal context
    • Work in a supportive and friendly team environment
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Team Leader – ACAC
  • Base/Location:Family Services Unit, Echuca
  • Reports To:Program Manager ACAC and Kinship
  • Hours:Full-time (37.5 hours week)
  • Award:SCHADS Award - Level 5
  • Position Scope:

    Njernda is the Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) in the Lodden area with the cultural responsibility and authority for Yorta Yorta children and young people.

    The ACAC program operates under Section 18 of the Children Youth and Families Act 2005 giving the Aboriginal Organisation control of Child Protection Orders for specific children.

    Practice is guided by the Child Youth and Families Act of 2005 and the Best Interest Case Principles and Aboriginal Placement principles.

    The Team Leader will be part of a team involved in the challenging role of:

    • Being a part of ground-breaking work in supporting Aboriginal Children and their families
    • Creatively work to find solutions for children and their families
    • Access to quality training in line with Victoria’s Child Protection workforce
    • Unique experience of statutory work within an Aboriginal context
    • Work in a supportive and friendly team environment

    A goal of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation is to be a leader in the care and protection of children and young people and in working with families and communities to build capacity, resilience and independence.

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Foster Care Case Worker
  • Base/Location:Family Services Unit, Echuca
  • Reports To:Program Manager ACAC & Kinship
  • Hours:Full-time (37.5 hours week)
  • Award:SCHCDS Level 2- 3
  • Position Scope:

    Our foster care program provides a stable home environment for children and young people aged between 0 and 18 years. Children enter foster care for many reasons and can stay with our carers for as short as one night or several years.

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Family Services Team Leader
  • Base/Location:Family Services Unit, 34 Annesley Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Family Services Manager
  • Hours:Full Time / 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Industry Services Award 2010
  • Position Scope:

    The Family Services Team Leader will coordinate the day-to-day running of Family Services, Family Violence and Housing programs. The programs aim to enhance child and family well-being and prevent child abuse and neglect. The programs support families through major transitions and times of crisis by providing responsive and culturally sensitive services. The Team Leader ensures that service delivery is compliant with relevant standards and legislative requirements and is based on culturally informed Best Interest Practices. A key requirement of the role is also to promote effective collaboration with Njernda programs, as well as other DHHS and relevant agencies.

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