Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement.
This is an “Indigenous Only” role under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.
- Identify, assist, and support members of the local aboriginal community who are and/or have suffered as a result of removal from their families.
- Ensure that members of the local aboriginal community have access to health and family support services that meet their cultural, social, emotional, and spiritual needs.
- In conjunction with community steering groups, develop, implement, monitor, an evaluate relevant programs to ensure quality of program deliver is maintained.
- Provide support and referral for clients to appropriate agencies for counselling.
- Establish networks and working relationships with key agencies.
- Assist in the management of corporation properties and other housing including waiting lists and criteria for housing.
- Network with appropriate agencies
- Work with other staff and agencies to increase housing availability.
- Respond to the needs of community members, providing support to individuals and families as required including.
Information and referral to other services
o Financial assistance
- Understand and promote the philosophy and need for an aboriginal community-controlled health/family service.
- Work as a team member in conjunction with other Njernda services as appropriatw
- Work cooperatively to develop local community events e.g., family days, N.A.I.D.O.C. week, men’s, and women’s health days.
- Attend meetings as required or directed.
- Represent the organisation and/or community in forums outside the agency (e.g. at court, on panels and various committees.)
- Monitor and evaluate service delivery in collaboration with your manager.
- Other duties as directed.
Key Selection Criteria
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues facing aboriginal people who have been removed from their families.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the issues facing young Aboriginal people because of intergenerational trauma.
- An understanding and commitment to aboriginal community-controlled services and an ability to community effectively with Aboriginal people
- Well-developed interpersonal skills and communication skills including the capacity to engage elders and the Aboriginal community in meeting and planning processes.
- A proven knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal people and culture.
- Ability to organise and facilitate group support sessions.
- A demonstrated ability to advocate on behalf of individuals and families.
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a multi-skilled teams.
- Basic computer skills along with an ability to maintain records and data entry.
- A demonstrated ability to write reports.
Required Education, Training And/or Competencies
- Certificate 111 or IV in any relevant discipline or higher
Commitment to Safety
All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow, learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety; preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles.
Other Relevant Information
- The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working with Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications.
- Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices are 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.
- You must have the required vaccinations appropriate for this position.
The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.
Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential” to:
Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564
- Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.
- Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted, emailed, hand delivered or faxed (provided that a hard copy is posted on the same day).
All applications close: 5th Apr 2023