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Indigenous Community Support Worker

Locations: Dareton
Tenure: Full Time
Salary: $61,115 - $76,605
Applications Close: This position will remain open until filled
Position Description: Indigenous Community Support Worker

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The Indigenous Community Support Worker, works alongside local Aboriginal communities and families in the Wentworth LGA and Robinvale area to improve the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families in the community.
 
Working with community, the key focus areas include:
  • Supporting children and young people to grow up in healthy and safe home and community environments, essential for them to thrive and reach their full potential.
  • Make a positive impact on the education and employment outcomes of children and young people to ensure the future success of individuals, families and community.
  • Improve community health, social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Provide education and supports to reduce family violence.
The position objectives include:
  • Ensuring children are ready and able to participate in school every day – from early years learning through to tertiary education.
  • Improving youth transition to vocational and higher education and work.
  • Supporting families to give children a good start in life through improved early childhood development, care education and school readiness.
  • Improved health, social and emotional wellbeing.
  • A reduction in offending, violence and victimisation in communities. 
These objectives are met through the delivery of services and programs, developed and led by the local Community. Currently these services and programs include:
  • Family and child support case work, including in home visiting and support.
  • Playgroups,
  • Parenting, development and youth group work and programs
  • Tenancy Support,
  • Other local community engagement initiatives that meet the needs of children and families and broader needs of community.
This position is based at the Mallee Family Care Dareton office in NSW and outreaches across the Wentworth LGA and Robinvale. The position will also be required to work from the Wentworth shopfront office from time to time.

Qualifications and Experience:
  • A person employed as a Indigenous Community Support Worker  will be required to hold an accredited qualification relevant to the position at Degree Level or above,  in a human services related field, such as a Bachelor of Social Work.
  • Diploma level qualification in relevant field may be considered, on the proviso that the applicant will commit to undertake further Tertiary studies with the support of the Organisation.
  • A current drivers licence, a willingness to travel and preparedness to be accommodated overnight when required.
For more information regarding the position description please contact Maree Fullgrabe on 5023 5966 or email on mfullgrabe@malleefamilycare.com.au


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