Kurbingui Youth and Family Development
- 3-Month Contract (possibility of extension), Part-Time, 4 days Per Week
- Close to Transport, Onsite Parking and Shops
- Leading NFP Aboriginal community-controlled organisation
Please note that it is a genuine occupational requirement that this position is filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person in accordance with s25 of the Anti-discrimination Act 1991 (QLD).
Do You Want to Make a Difference?
Kurbingui Youth & Family Development is a not-for-profit community service organisation that offers support to around 13,600 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people – approximately seven percent of Queensland’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population – living in the greater Brisbane, Moreton Bay and South East Bayside regions. We have an established footprint throughout these regions which began in 2001 providing services to meet the needs of young people. Kurbingui has continued to grow in terms of the service response to the community in delivering programs 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, and health and nutrition.
The Yeaca Dhargo Family Wellbeing Service – Brisbane North
The service model is centred around the Family Led Decision Making (FLDM) Framework which focuses on the family’s story, knowledge, expertise and vision to develop a single case plan. Our team comprises staff with expertise across mental health, domestic and family violence, group engagement, FLDM, youth, child protection, drug and alcohol misuse, 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 DFV Support Worker will provide culturally appropriate holistic wrap-around trauma-informed and responsive services to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families affected by domestic and family violence.
The aim of the role is to provide Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families experiencing violence with a holistic, integrated service response from the Family Wellbeing Service (FWS) and improved access to the mainstream domestic and family violence service system.
The Support Worker will:
- Provide specialist advice and assistance to FWS staff to ensure they are aware of the nature and impact of domestic and family violence and the impact on the work they do with clients and family members;
- Assess and undertake risk assessments of referrals received where domestic and family violence has been identified as a presenting concern;
- Provide FWS workers with advice and assistance with safety planning including safe engagement strategies for families affected by domestic and family violence, and strategies to assess, monitor and minimise risk to family members and workers;
- Participate in client home visits where appropriate;
- Work jointly with other FWS workers to ensure the support needs of the family and/or family members are met;
- Assist with the assessment of client needs and decisions regarding case management and referral pathways;
- Develop and maintain appropriate referral pathways to specialist domestic and family violence, sexual violence and women’s support services;
- Participate in relevant local network meetings, Integrated Service Response (ISR), High Risk Teams (HRT) and Local Level Alliances (LLA) that are specific to supporting services addressing domestic and family violence in the catchment area.
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 team and 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).
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 (e.g., women’s group) Family-Led Decision-Making meetings 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.
This part-time position offers a competitive remuneration package of circa pro rata of $89,000.00 gross (FTE plus super and salary sacrifice options) in line with the ‘Fisher’ & ‘316 Regulation’ pay scale and Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Industry Award.
Applications are being screened ongoing and 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.
Address all applications to: Dean Cotter, Yeaca Dhargo Program Coordinator
A copy of the position description can be requested from Lisa Russell, HR Advisor, on LRussell@kurbingui.org.au.
Employment is conditional upon maintaining a clear personal history screening checks throughout employment.
To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.