Ngurambang Caseworker Family Preservation

Last updated 4 days ago
Location:Dubbo
Job Type:Full Time

About the program

Ngurambang is an Aboriginal service established to provide case management and support for Aboriginal children and young people. Meaning "Country or Home" in Wiradjuri language. Ngurambang is currently supported by Uniting and operates in Western New South Wales with a focus on Dubbo, Narromine, and Wellington.

Ngurambang PSP Intensive Family Preservation aims to keep children and young people in their home in a safe, stable and nurturing family or relative/kinship environment. This is a permanent full time role based in Dubbo, NSW. You will be responsible for providing assessment, intensive home visiting, crisis management, and longer term casework as per the Homebuilders Model to families at high risk of having their children removed into care for protective concerns or having their children restored to their care.

This is an Aboriginal Identified role. Having an understanding of your local community and key Aboriginal stakeholders in your community is essential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide intensive casework and case management services to Aboriginal families with complex needs in the program in accordance with the Homebuilders Model, policies and procedures.
  • Assess the crisis the family is facing and establish an intervention involving intensive home visiting which ensures the safety of the child is paramount.
  • Provide planning support and structure for the safety of Aboriginal Children and young people and immediately take appropriate action in line with the agency policies and relevant professional responsibilities where the safety of the child or young person is at risk.
  • Assist families to formulate and achieve goals that are child focused and address the safety and well-being of children.
  • Facilitate the development and implementation of case plans with families.


About You

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in social sciences or with relevant life and/ or work experience with children and families.
  • Demonstrated commitment to children remaining with their own family provided they are safe.
  • The ability to engage families in crisis and work in partnership with them to achieve their goals, using a variety of intervention strategies from the Homebuilders model.
  • Ability to assess and work with families to strengthen attachment bonding between a parent and child.
  • Must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage under section 14(d) of the NSW Anti- discrimination Act 1977, with knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture (proof of Aboriginality required).
  • NSW drivers licence and valid WWCC

This role is located with the regional team where 40% of staff are Aboriginal in culturally supportive and team based space. If you would like to talk to an Aboriginal staff member to discuss what it’s like to work here please get in touch and we will connect you. For more information please contact Kristie Burge on Ph 02 6885 5010.

Benefits:

  • Salary packaging benefits. Use up to $15, 900 annually of your pre-tax income for expenses such as rent, mortgage, loans, utilities.
  • Relocation costs will be considered for candidates relocating for the role.
  • Ngurambang / Uniting values training and will support study leave as part of developing and growing the skills of our employees.

The Salary range for this role is: $74,584-$78,215 (dependent on experience) + super + salary packaging

This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977.

Successful applicants will be required to provide appropriate evidence of identity as an Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which will include a National Police Check, Reference Checks and Working with Children Check.