ACRASS Support Worker



Summary of the Broad Purpose of the Position

Aboriginal Community Referral Advocacy and Support Services is funded by Prime minister and Cabinet to support the Indigenous community.

ACRASS assists clients by liaising, advocating and referring them to other community organisations.

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

How to Apply

To apply for this position, please forward  your expression of interest in the position to:, 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.

Please DO NOT apply via directly via SEEK as your application will not be considered. All applications must be sent to the email address stated above.

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 Leroy Wilkinson at the Aboriginal Employment Strategy on 02 4939 4500 or 0428 102 094

More Information

For more information about the position or the organisation please send your queries to

Applications Close 5pm Monday 24 April 2017.

Phone: 02 4957 5900

Annual Salary
$45,000 per annum
Applications Close
Monday 24 April 2017