Administration support worker (full time, fixed term 3 months)

  • Base/Location:Njernda Aboriginal Corporation Family Services Unit
  • Reports To:ACSASS Team Leader
  • Hours:Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Award:SCHADS Award-Level 1 PP 1
  • Position Scope:

    The Aboriginal Child Specialist Advice and Support Service (ACSASS) program provides expert advice and case consultation to Child Protection about culturally appropriate intervention in respect of all reports regarding the abuse or neglect of Aboriginal children and regarding significant decisions in all phases of Culturally appropriate child protection intervention. In accordance with the Best interests’ principles and decision-making principles in the case of an Aboriginal child, you will provide consultation to Child Protection in relation to all Best interests planning decision making and meetings, including the protective plan and review meetings, particularly where this relates to involving relevant members of the child’s Aboriginal community.
    The Administration Support ACSASS worker will provide administration support to the Team Leader and Case Worker to support their capacity to provide expertise regarding our children.

This is an Aboriginal designated position


Organisational Values:

The Administration Support Worker will embrace and promote Njernda’s vision for empowering our Aboriginal community and the organisations values:
 Respect
Establishing relationships based on respect and trust.
 Resilience Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth.

 Cultural Sensitivity Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement.
 Advocacy Working to transform the disadvantaged and challenge the causes that impact on our community.
 Accountability
Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed.


Key responsibilities:

Key responsibilities include;
 Supporting program leadership with scheduling meetings and managing outlook appointments.
 Completing detailed minutes of meetings as requested and providing the minutes to meeting members.
 Maintaining statistical databases and records.
 Drafting of legal applications and documents to support program staff.
 Supporting the program leadership with completing audits.


Key Selection Criteria:

Applicants must possess:

Required Education, Experience, and Competencies
 Commitment to work as a collaborative team member and contribute to a positive work environment.
 Ability to manage own workload and prioritize tasks.
 Ability to produce quality written work.
 Understanding of computers and ability to use Microsoft suit of programs including, Outlook, Word, Excel & CRISP.
 Ability to take direction and complete tasks as requested in line with the requested time frame.
 Commitment to managing sensitive and confidential information to the highest standard.
 Resilience when exposed to information about harm to children.

This position description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the role. It is not an exhaustive list of duties; other tasks may be assigned as deemed necessary by the program leadership.

Personal Qualities:
 Ability to follow direction and achieve results – takes initiative to proactively create solutions.
 Decisiveness – Makes rational and sound decisions and seeks support when necessary.
 Resilient – responds thoughtfully, seeks guidance, communicates effectively.
 Adaptable – willing to learn.
Highly preferred:
 Previous experience in administration will be an asset.



 Appointment is subject to a satisfactory National Police Records Check and Working with Children Check & Driver’s License check.
 Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required.
 You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.

Written applications should include:
o a covering letter
o resume
o must address the selection criteria.
o Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential” and forward to:
To: HR Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
51-55 Heygarth Street, Echuca Vic 3564
PO Box 201, Echuca Vic 3564

All applications close: 3 November 2023

Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed or hand delivered.

All applications close: 3rd Nov 2023

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