Case Worker Nyugumba Men's Programme


Summary of the Broad Purpose of the Position

To provide information, advocacy, referral and case management support to males, aged 13 years and over, with particular focus on issues of violence. The objective of the role is to provide culturally appropriate services to a minimum of 80 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients throughout the course of a year.


The Nyugumba Men's Programme will raise awareness and work toward the prevention and early intervention of domestic, family and community violence within Aboriginal communities, combatting alcohol and other substance misuse to reduce offending. The programme also aims at supporting victims of crime in the Newcastle and Port Stephens Local Government Areas.


Essential Requirements

Identify as a person of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and ability to prove as required
Successful Working With Children's Check (WWCC)
Current NSW Drivers Licence
Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline (Community Services; Youth Work, Case Management etc.) and/or long-term relevant work experience in this field, or life experience.
Demonstrated knowledge of the needs and obstacles facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men and their families
Strong and effective communication skills: negotiation, consultation, problem solving, teamwork
Reporting Skills: strong written language skills, report writing and record keeping
Time Management: prioritising tasks and working to completion within deadlines, working as part of a team and autonomously to achieve goals
Accountability: capable of review and revision of work; contribute to high quality service delivery; attention to detail
 Advocacy: demonstrated skill and experience in accessing services for clients
 Computer and Technology: competent computer skills, Intermediate level of Word and Excel skills preferred
 Experience to undertake administrative and computer tasks linked to this position, using electronic and manual case management and including data reporting tools and/or portals

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 prior to Employment.

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.

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 9:00am Monday 22 May 2017

Tamara Jeffress
Corporate Services Officer


Applications Close
Monday 22 May 2017