Yinya Mulana Support Worker

  • Base/Location:Njernda Aboriginal Corporation 84 Hare Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Hub Manager
  • Hours:Full time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Award:TBA
  • Position Scope:

    Yinya Mulana means “Light Spirits” in Yorta Yorta language. 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.

Organisational Values:

Professional Integrity
We treat all our people with dignity and respect
We always strive to do our best and improve the way we do things.
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.

All applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.

Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential”
To: Kristie Hearn
P.O. Box 201
Phone: 03 5480 6252
Email: jobs@njernda.com.au

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: 21st Apr 2023

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