Yinya Mulana Support Worker

  • Base/Location:Njernda Aboriginal Corporation, 84 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Youth Hub Manager
  • Hours:Full Time 37.5 hours per week
  • Award:SCHADS Award
  • Position Scope:

    The support worker is responsible for the day-to-day coordination and management of Njernda’s Yinya Mulana Program.  The Yinya Mulana Program uses organised sport, recreational and cultural activities to provide a safe space to engage children, young people and their families. Yinya Mulana means “Light Spirits” in Yorta Yorta language.

Organisational Values:


  • Professional Integrity
    We treat all our people with dignity and respect
  • Quality
    We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
  • Responsibility
    We commit to the actions we take to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients.
  • Client Focus
    We work toward improving the health and wellbeing of our clients and community.


Key Responsibilities:

-Prepare an annual Work plan for the Program, which aligns with the Njernda Strategic Plan and the Indigenous Family Violence Primary Prevention Framework.

-Build and maintain partnerships that support the Yinya Mulana Program within Njernda and externally with sporting bodies, the Shire of Campaspe, artist facilitators, support services, etc.

-Work with Njernda staff and external agencies to ensure there are referral processes in place, between Yinya Mulana and other services.

-Develop and oversee the implementation of the annual program of sporting, recreational and cultural activities for children and young people.

-Secure and contract external artists, ambassadors, and experts to lead events and activities.

-With the guidance from the Youth Services Manager, oversee the budget and cost individual activities/events.

-Promote Yinya Mulana and encourage children, young people, and families to participate in the Program.

-Manage enquiries, process referrals, and register children, young people and families in the Program.

-Oversee assessments, care planning, referrals, and reviews, including assessments and safety planning for children, young people and families affected by family violence, if appropriate.

-Determine what support and assistance will be provided to children, young people and families/carers participating in the Program.

-Ensure processes are in place to support parent, carer, and family engagement in the Program.

-Implement a case management approach as the Key Worker, to ensure that sporting and cultural engagement assists in the healing journey of the children, young people, and families in the Program.

-Work with relevant internal/external workers to put in place strategies to engage or re-engage children, young people and families/carers who are disengaging from the Program.

-Encourage and support children, young people and families involved in the Program to participate in community events and activities, such as NAIDOC, Children’s Day, Family Violence Prevention Day, etc.

-Oversee the collection, storage and reporting of Program data.

-Prepare and submit Program reports to DHHS, as per the requirements set out in the Funding Agreement.

-Participate in regular supervision and professional development, including further education and training where required.

-Other duties as directed within the scope of the employee’s skill level and training.


Key Selection Criteria:

Applicants must possess:

-An understanding of Aboriginal culture and a commitment to the values of the Njernda Aboriginal Corporation.

-An understanding of how to create a safe space to engage children, young people and families in organised sport, recreation, and cultural activities.

-Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

-Advanced computer skills.

-Understanding of family violence, trauma and how sporting and cultural engagement can promote healing and resilience.

-A current Victorian driver’s license.

-Good liaison and communication skills with the Aboriginal community and the wider community.


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, 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 a covering letter.  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

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).

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”

Human Resources Department

P.O. Box 201


Phone: 03 5480 6252

Email: jobs@njernda.com.au

All applications close: 10th Jul 2024

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