Kurbingui Youth and Family Development
Are you Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Person, or a non-Indigenous person with knowledge of and affinity with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community?
If the answer is yes, and you meet the criteria for the role, then this could be the job for you. There is a competitive remuneration and benefits package available as well as the provision of ongoing training and professional development.
Do you want to make a difference?
The vision of Kurbingui Youth Development is to be a deadly organisation that supports our mob on their journey. Our mission is to build a flexible, sustainable organisation based on cultural values that can empower community to reach their potential. The values that we bring to our work are personal growth, harmony, accountability, communication, and teamwork.
Kurbingui Youth Development Ltd is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community-controlled organisation. Kurbingui offers support to around 13,600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – approximately seven per cent of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population – lives in the greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East Bayside regions.
Kurbingui has an established footprint throughout these regions which began in 2001 providing services to the meet the needs of young people. Kurbingui has continued to grow in the number of services delivered to the community in areas such as employment and training, family support, domestic and family violence, alcohol and substance abuse, cultural education and engagement, support targeting successful educational outcomes for families and children and young people from preschool to tertiary, recreation and sports, early years, youth, women and men, cultural group activities, social emotional well-being – suicide prevention, crisis response and treatment and health and nutrition.
The Numula Family Safety Program
The purpose of the Numula Family Safety Program is to implement safety strategies and effective interventions that address Domestic and Family Violence through the provision of a culturally safe educational and healing environment. The overall aim of the program is to work with men and women and their families to increase the safety, health and well-being for all in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and broader community members. The name Numula is from “Jaggera” language meaning “Embrace”.
This program enables the exploration and development of flexible and innovative service provision that respects and honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture. The program works collaboratively with a range of stakeholders, mentors, consultants and mainstream organisations to enhance a holistic approach to supporting the needs of our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander men, women and their children and young people.
The program is underpinned by the following specific objectives:
- Reduce acceptance of Family and Domestic Violence (increase mindfulness, resilience, awareness, skills and knowledge to help individuals and families make informed decisions that improve quality of life);
- Capture data to assist evaluation (feedback, surveys);
- Improve access to family violence support services (victims/perpetrators and children); and
- Enhance families’ quality of life through peer support programs.
The Coordinator will promote, develop and implement the Numula Family Safety Program through the provision of support through referrals, information and advice to assist children, young people, individuals and families who are impacted by domestic and family violence.
The Coordinator will provide a therapeutic learning environment through the facilitation of group training and workshops that addresses domestic and family violence aimed to develop personal skills, knowledge and resources that reduce risk and increase safety for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples experiencing and or perpetrating domestic and family violence. The Support Worker will participate and/or lead activities and case plan coordination in collaboration with a range of stakeholders, mentors, consultants and mainstream organisations to enhance holistic service provision.
To be successful in the role, you will have:
- Experience working within the community service sector, specifically in the field of family and domestic violence.
- Demonstrated experience in providing coordinated responses to children, young people and families impacted by family and domestic violence.
- Demonstrated understanding and experience of the issues and barriers faced by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and individuals in contemporary society.
- Knowledge, experience and ability to align work practice with state and federal legislation, cultural protocols, standards and guidelines.
- Demonstrated capacity to implement collaborative practice with clients, co-workers, partnership agencies, government and non-government services.
- Knowledge and understanding of strength based, family focused and child centred frameworks.
- Strong commitment to providing high quality service provision to clients, co-workers, partnership stakeholders and Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Ability to meet performance outcomes as reasonably directed by the organisation and the funding body.
- Effective time management, ability to prioritise and complete tasks.
- Capacity to effectively work independently and as part of a the broader organisational teams.
- Effective communication skills – written, verbal and interpersonal; including report-writing.
- Demonstrated competence in use of business technology, internet and desktop applications. For example, MS Outlook, Word, Excel spreadsheets, and database packages.
- First Aid and CPR (or ability to obtain)
- Current Drivers Licence (QLD)
- Possession of, or ability to obtain, a ‘Positive Notice’ Blue card
Key Selection Criteria:
- Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander societies and their cultures, and a general understanding of the issues that are affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australian society.
- Highly developed interpersonal, written, and verbal communication, consultation, negotiation and liaison skills (especially in relation to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities) including the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Demonstrated experience in working effectively with families, children and external sources/agencies, specifically in the field of family and domestic violence. This will include case management as well as facilitating and/or coordinating activities such as group work (eg. women’s group) and workshops to support clients around related issues pertaining to domestic and family violence.
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team; internally and externally across agencies, in the delivery and support of family and domestic violence responses; including group work and activities for men, women and children.
- Understanding of child protection and juvenile justice systems in Queensland including the significance of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child placement principles, relevant legislation, policies and practices.
- Demonstrated time management skills, with ability to balance and prioritise various client engagement, networking and administrative and reporting requirements; including use of databases.
- Willing and able to work within a culturally competent context and Kurbingui Youth and Family Development’s mission, vision and values.
Based in Zillmere, this full-time position offers a competitive remuneration package of circa $80,500 gross (plus superannuation and salary sacrifice options) in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award 2010.
Applications must include a resume and a two-page 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. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Address all applications to Debbie Fletcher, Program Manager – Youth & Families firstname.lastname@example.org
A copy of the position description can be requested from Kath Doherty (HR Officer) email@example.com
Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.