Aboriginal Coordinator Permanency Support Program (Western Sydney)

Last updated 9 hours ago
Location:Merrylands
Job Type:Full Time

Aboriginal Coordinator Permanency Support Program (Western Sydney)

  • We inspire Aboriginal peoples. We enliven Aboriginal communities. We confront injustices impacting Aboriginal peoples and communities
  • We do this by being compassionate, respectful, imaginative and bold
  • Be part of a passionate and collaborative team advocating for Aboriginal children, young people, carers and families

About Uniting’s Permanency Support Program

  • The Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every Aboriginal child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through guardianship or quality long term care
  • We provide culturally supported placement options for Aboriginal children and young people 0-18 years of age
  • PSP also provides a ‘light touch’ Aftercare service for Aboriginal young people 18-25 years who have left foster care and for the next 4 years will collaborate with Uniting’s Extended Care Pilot program team to provide holistic support to young people using the Advantage Thinking approach.

About the role

This role is responsible for leading a team of Aboriginal Caseworkers and support staff to make a real difference in the delivery of quality, culturally appropriate, strengths based, trauma informed, collaborative casework services

  • In this role you will ensure that the PSP Caseworker team/s are delivering a contemporary, permanency and restoration focused PSP Practice Framework that implements a range of evidence based, trauma informed, culturally competent and responsive services to ensure that all Aboriginal children and young people are able to achieve permanency and are supported to meet their full potential
  • For more details refer to the attached job description

About you

  • Strong leadership qualities
  • Skilled decision maker for children’s best interests underpinned by a demonstrated commitment to hearing the voices of children and young people
  • Excellent communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Ability to manage cultural complexities of people from differing Aboriginal lands
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Knowledge and understanding of sector trends
  • Committed to compliance - legal, government and policy
  • Continuous improvement champion

Benefits and culture

Working to inspire people, enliven communities and confront injustice brings its own rewards, but there’s more

  • Welcoming you exactly as you are
  • If you’re an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person, you’ll be welcome at Uniting

  • Work you’ll be proud of

  • Join a collective of Aboriginal employees knows as the Ngumba-Dal Network
  • Attend regular Aboriginal Staff Gatherings and Yarning Circles
  • Help implement our Reconciliation Action Plan
  • You’ll have access to a range of support and opportunities including -
    • Salary-packaging options
    • Wellbeing programs
    • Learning and development opportunities
    • Diverse and inclusive workplace
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Regular supervision, support and team meetings

For more information about what it’s like to be one of the 273 Uniting employees who identify as Aboriginal click here -https://www.uniting.org/community-impact/aboriginal-inclusion

Please contact Alex from Uniting if you have any questions or would like to further discuss this opportunity; asullivan@uniting.org / 0466801937