Please note that it is a genuine occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with s25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).
About Kurbingui Youth & Family Development
Kurbingui Youth and Family Development is a not-for-profit community service organisation that offers service to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, families, children and young people living within the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East Qld regions.
We deliver various community services covering areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement programs, education support for families and children from preschool to tertiary, recreation and sports, early years, youth, women’s and men’s programs and cultural group activities, disability support, and health and nutrition.
About Yadeni Tago – Indigenous Family and Child Connect (FACC and IFACC)
The Indigenous Family and Child Connect and Family and Child Connect for the Greater Brisbane region is delivered through a partnership between Kurbingui Youth and Family Development and Mercy Community. This integrated model in called “Yadeni Tago” which is Turrbal language for “Advancing Together”.
The partnership acknowledges the strengths of both organisations and has been a great opportunity for all team members to share their skills and knowledge including working with families using various frameworks and approaches incorporated into culturally safe practices for indigenous and non-indigenous families. Yadeni Tago staff ensure that families have the choice to work with indigenous and non-indigenous support staff to meet their individual needs. Yadeni Tago staff are committed to maintain a culturally safe place for both staff and families they work with.
The Indigenous & non-Indigenous Family and Child Connect (IFACC) is a Queensland Government-funded initiative aimed at ensuring vulnerable families and children have access to high-quality services at the right time to help them to maintain the family unit. The Brisbane Region IFACC is delivered in partnership with the non-Indigenous Family and Child Connect (FACC) Mercy Community.
The primary purpose of the role is to provide quality service through the assessment and recommendation of culturally appropriate responses comprising all aspects of intake, engagement, assessment, and referral to support services within a time-limited period.
To be successful in the role, you will (Key Selection Criteria):
- Identify as an Aboriginal & or Torres Strait Islander person.
- Have an understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society.
- Previous experience in similar role using strength-based framework with complex family needs.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in conducting safety and risk assessments.
- Sound understanding and knowledge of the Queensland child protection system.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate own workload within a team environment and autonomously within deadlines.
- Effective communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal; including report-writing and recording case-notes.
- Demonstrated intermediate ability in the use of a variety of software packages. For example, MS Outlook, Word, Excel spreadsheets, and database packages.
- Degree, diploma or certificate in Child Protection, Human Services, Social Work and/or Psychology or equal professional experience in psychology, social work, community services, youth work, early childhood with a focus on child protection
- COVID vaccination or contraindication
- Blue Card / or ability to obtain prior to commencement
- Drivers Licence
- Be willing to undergo a Criminal History check
This position offers a competitive remuneration package in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.
- Attractive salary packaging options up to $15,899 (annual limit) with meal entertainment card, and novated lease options
- Ongoing training and professional development opportunities
- Supportive team environment
- Onsite parking and train line next door
How to Apply
Address your application to Emma Berry – Yadeni Tago Program Manager. Your application must include a resume and a cover letter that includes a response to the Key Selection Criteria listed above.
Applications that do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered.
Please note: We review applications on a rolling basis, so we recommend getting your application in as soon as possible.
To request a copy of the position description please email Tina Ridley on email@example.com using the subject line: PD request – Family Response Facilitator – IFaCC.
Employment is conditional upon maintaining clear personal history screening checks prior to and throughout employment. A Blue Card must be obtained prior to commencement.
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