- CULTURAL SENSISTIVITY–Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement.
- RESPECT–Establishing relationships based on respect and trust.
- ADVOCACY–Working to transform the disadvantaged and challenge the causes that impact on our community
- RESILIENCE– Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
- ACCOUNTABILITY–Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Family Services Delivery
- Ensure Aboriginal culture is embedded throughout all aspects of the programs to ensure cultural safety in all activities.
- Facilitating the timely interventions of case work practices.
- Ensuring risk assessments and family service plans are completing in partnership with families.
- Monitoring and reviewing client progress for each family.
- Day to day management of family services programs.
- Management of the referral process, including monitoring records of all referrals received.
- Liaise with and develop positive relationships with DHHS and other Community Service Organisations.
- Monitoring program budgets and ensuring financial compliance with budget parameters.
Leadership and Staff Management
- Conduct annual staff appraisals and link staff into relevant training requirements.
- Assist with recruitment and orientation of new staff and complete HR requirements such as timesheets, leave applications etc.
- Ensure staff comply with the electronic data systems recording for programs such as CSNET and SHIP.
- Provision of formal and informal supervision and support to family services caseworkers.
- Facilitate regular team meetings.
- Lead cultural significant events at family Services when permitted
Reporting and Compliance
- Completion of Internal/External reporting requirements as per KPI funded agreements.
- Initiate quality activities within your department to demonstrate a genuine commitment to continuous improvement across Njernda.
- Actively participate in quality activity reports within your division ensuring that a quality culture of Do, Check and Act is evident in your work conduct.
- Support values that respect historical and contemporary Aboriginal cultures so that Aboriginal people are recognised as having a special connection with the State.
- Promote compliance with relevant legislation and Njernda policies.
- Assist with and support any internal or external audit processes.
- While at work, comply with OH&S requirements as noted in the Occupational Health
Key Selection Criteria:
Applicants must possess:
|Knowledge of Aboriginal people and communities
- Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Culture and Values
|Respect Cultural Diversity
- Demonstrated ability to provide services that are inclusive of Aboriginal people and engage in learning about other cultures to better establish relationships and improve services.
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a multi-skilled team
|Communication and Interpersonal Skills
- Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with Aboriginal people.
- High level of written verbal and computer skills.
|Leadership and Management
- Demonstrated experience in program development including monitoring, evaluating and maintenance of standards.
|Family and Community Experience
- A sound knowledge and understanding of the complexities involved in the provision of intensive family support to parents and children including those involved with Child Protection.
- An excellent understanding of the principles and practises of case work and case management
- Demonstrated ability to supervise and support staff.
- Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a multi-skilled team.
- Must have a current driver’s licenses
- Minimum requirement of Diploma and Community Services, and at least 3 years’ experience in the community service sector
Other relevant information
- Appointment is subject to a satisfactory Police check & Working with Children check.
- 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 affect 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:
- a covering letter.
- Address the selection criteria otherwise interview will not be given.
- Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees and forward to:
All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume
Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential.”
To: Leeanne Zamagias
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
86 Hare Street, Echuca Vic 3564
PO Box 201, Echuca Vic 3564
Fax: (03) 5482 4577
All applications close: 17th February 2023
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: 17th Feb 2023