ACRASS Case Worker

Summary of the Broad Purpose of the Position

Aboriginal Community Referral Advocacy and Support Services is aimed at early intervention and prevention to reduce the number of Aboriginal Individuals and Families that have been impacted on by drug and alcohol misuse within the Newcastle, Lake Macquarie and Port Stephens Communities.

Community Support Service is funded by Prime minster and cabinet to support the Indigenous community

Assistance is offered in regards to welfare issues such as food, housing, relationships, education, training, case management and drug and alcohol misuse. 

Key Role Responsibilities

Work with clients with complex needs
Good organisational and time management skills
Good communication skills
Highly developed liaison skills with the ability to build good working relationships with Aboriginal and mainstream services facilitating culturally sensitive treatment for our clients
Well developed understanding of issues facing Aboriginal people.
Provide services in accordance with funding agency standards and agreements
Maintain a safe, supportive  environment
Support clients in a  culturally appropriate manner

Essential requirements

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and ability to prove
Current Senior First Aid Certificate
Current Driver's Licence
Successful Working With Children Check
Successful Police Check
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team.
Demonstrated computer literacy
Strong negotiation, mediation and dispute resolution skills

Desired requirements

Experience working with Drug and Alcohol issues

Please note: 

It is an offence under the NSW Child Protection (Prohibited Employment) Act 1998 for a person convicted of a serious sex offence to apply for this position.  Successful applicant(s) will be subject to Working With Children Check and Police Check prior to Employment.

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward  your expression of interest in the position to: tamara@wandiyali.com.au, stating the position in the subject line. You will be forwarded an application form and a position description.

To then apply for the position you will need to forward the following:

Cover Letter: please introduce yourself and specifically address each of the essential and desirable criteria in the cover letter
Current Resume
Complete Application Form

Applications that are received that do not address the criteria will not be considered. Nor will applications be considered if the applicant has not completed the application form in full.

Only applicants that are successful in gaining an interview will be contacted.

If you are an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Person interested in applying for this position and would like assistance with the application package, including cover letter, addressing criteria etc. Please contact the Aboriginal Employment Strategy on 02 4939 4500.

More Information

For more information about the position or the organisation please send your queries to tamara@wandiyali.com.au

Applications Close 5pm Tuesday 24 October 2017.

Wandiyali 
Phone: 02 4957 5900
Email: tamara@wandiyali.com.au

Applications Close
Tuesday 24 October 2017