Kurbigui Youth and Family Development
- Make a difference supporting our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families experiencing difficulties
- NFP Aboriginal community controlled – community service organisation
- Zillmere and outreach locations, onsite parking, train line next door, salary sacrifice options available
Are you looking for a job that can support our Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander families to make a difference in their lives. This role is to contribute to the support for our families through the provision of leadership and management to the team in the Yeaca Dhargo Family Wellbeing program within the Families Portfolio at Kurbingui. The Family Wellbeing Program is targeted specifically to Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Families to provide support and assistance that is culturally safe and responsive, reflect community and family strengths, local needs, leadership and cultural knowledge.
If you think that this job is for you, you identify as an Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander person and you can 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?
Please note that it is a genuine occupational requirement for this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with s25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (Qld). However, other applications may be considered.
Do you want to make a difference?
Kurbingui Youth Development Ltd (KYD) is a not-for-profit Aboriginal community-controlled organisation that 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 – living in the Greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East regions. Kurbingui has a sound established and maintained footprint throughout the regions which began in 2001. Kurbingui currently delivers various community services covering area 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, and health and nutrition.
Yeaca Dhargo Family Wellbeing Service – Brisbane North
The service model is centred around the Family Led Decision Making Framework which focuses on the family’s story, knowledge, expertise and vision to develop a single case plan. Our team will comprise staff with expertise across mental health, domestic and family violence, group engagement, FLDM, child protection and early childhood to allow the broad range of family needs to be addressed and supported.
The service response centres on a genuine family-led decision making process involving family, Elders and community (where appropriate) to set the path for positive outcomes. The model appropriately steps families up or down through levels of intervention across the continuum of tertiary to universal family support and acknowledges the important role of community Elders and other support services to nurture and heal families. The service will utilise strong existing partnerships and referral pathways with services and support networks across the catchment.
The Program Coordinator – Yeaca Dhargo – Families Portfolio’s role is responsible for the leadership and management of the team in terms of service delivery, staff support, monitoring, review and reporting in relation to all family programs for Kurbingui. This position will ensure quality culturally safe services are delivered in accordance with all contractual agreements and be responsible for leadership of the team’s service delivery teams in accordance with policies, procedures of the organisation, HSQF standards and all relevant legislation.
To be successful in the role, you will have:
- Relevant tertiary qualifications (degree, diploma or certificate) and/or equal professional experience in the fields related to this area of work. Eg. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community services, child protection, human services, social work, psychology and counselling.
- Previous experience in providing safety and risk assessment, family support and intervention services for families, children, young people and communities with a focus on neglect and domestic violence.
- Expertise or exposure in one or more of the following areas: mental health, domestic and family violence, group engagement, FLDM, child protection, early childhood.
- An extensive understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, cultures and societies and the issues which impact upon them in contemporary society, together with a commitment to culturally appropriate engagement and practice. Furthermore, you will understand and undertake our strength-based approach that incorporates cultural practices and protocols in the communities we serve.
- Solid understanding and knowledge of the Queensland child protection system.
- Highly developed interpersonal and written skills.
- High-level problem solving and conflict resolution skills.
- Demonstrated experience in and the ability to motivate and mentor staff and build an effective team with a culture of high performance.
- Demonstrated intermediate ability to use computer IT systems including MS Word, Excel and data base programs.
- Current first aid and CPR certificate.
- Open Queensland Drivers Licence.
- Have, or be able to acquire, a positive notice in the Working with Children Check (Blue Card),
- Have or willing to undergo a Police Check.
This full-time 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 2010.
Address your application to Debbie Fletcher, Program Manager – Youth & Families, firstname.lastname@example.org. Your application must include a resume and a two-page cover letter that includes a response to the Key Selection Criteria as listed above. To request a copy of the position description please email Kath Doherty, HR Officer, email@example.com
Applications who do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks prior to and throughout employment.
To apply for this job email your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.