Employment Opportunities

Practitioner – Aboriginal Family Preservation and Reunification
  • Base/Location:Njernda Family Services Unit, 103 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Family Services Team Leader
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:SHADS Level 3 PP1
  • Position Scope:

    The principal role of the Aboriginal Family Preservation and Reunification Response Practitioners is to engage Aboriginal families with children and young people in three ages cohorts: pre-birth, 0-5 and 10-15 years of age to support safe and healthy family functioning, prevent removal of children and support children recently placed in out of home care being reunified with their family. The position will be part of a small team that works as a cohesive whole reporting to the Team Leader-Family Service Team or Manager Family Service.

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Case Practitioner Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care (ACAC)
  • Base/Location:Njernda Family Services, 103 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Manager Family Services
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:Salary SCHARDS 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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Wala Yarka Program Team Leader (Aboriginal Children in Aboriginal Care)
  • Base/Location:Njernda Family Services Unit, 103 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Program Manager Wala Yarka
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per 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 Wala Yarka 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 Wala Yarka Team Leader (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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Care Hub – Community Worker
  • Base/Location:Njernda Family Services Unit, 103 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Family Services Manager
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:SCHADS Award Level 4 (Social Worker Class 2)
  • Position Scope:

    The aim of Community Worker is to provide place-based support to children and young people in the outreach component of the hub, strengthening the child/ren or young people’s connection to community supports. The role will focus on working across different settings to support the child/ren or young people in promoting life skills, and engagement in education and or employment

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Family Services Practitioner
  • Base/Location:Njernda Family Services Unit, 103 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Manager Family Services
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:SCHADS Level 4 (Social Worker Class 2)
  • Position Scope:

    The Family Services Practitioner role within the Care Hub is to provide quality in-home and community interventions, with high intensity and flexible service delivery hours.
    The Care Hub will provide early assessment, planning and wrap around supports by a single integrated team (formed from a consortium of organisations) for children and young people who are first time entrants into care.
    The services and support are delivered in a child-centered, family focused way and works alongside families to address the changes that may need to occur for their child/ren or young person to be safe at home.

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