Location: Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly Region
Job Title: Children and Families Intensive Support (CaFIS) Case Worker
Salary: $71,373 - $78,417pa
Generous salary packaging: $15,899.94p/a
Professional development incentive: Allowance of $1,300p/a
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: Executive Manager Piliyintinji-ki - Stronger Families
Amazing further benefits including: 6 weeks annual leave, free general dentistry, Remote Retention Allowance of $750 and Relocation Assistance up to $5,000 to help you get settled into town!
Exciting opportunity for a full time Case Worker to join our Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families program, based in Tennant Creek.
Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community!
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region, dedicated to 'Closing the Gap' in Aboriginal health within remote Australia.
Anyinginyi consists of four different sections (Health Services, Business Services, Public Health Unit and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allow them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.
Anyinginyi's mission is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way.
About the Tennant Creek Region
Year-round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage but is a remarkable community to set up home in!
As a small regional center, Tennant Creek does not have the facilities one would find in larger country towns like Katherine or Alice Springs however it does provide for all the basics that most people require. There is a supermarket similar to a large IGA store, Post Office, clothing and furniture stores, Pharmacy, Newsagent, two banks (ANZ & Westpac), restaurants and coffee shops, four hotels/motels, and a delicatessen. It also has sporting facilities (e.g. swimming pool, basketball courts, tennis court, football ground, car racing track), and several tourists attractions within easy reach Like our Beautiful Lake Mary Ann!
About the Role
The Children and Families Intensive Support (CaFIS) Case Worker will work to support families referred from the Territory Families Housing & Communities (TFHC), Health Services Section, other external agencies where a child(ren) has been identified as having experienced abuse and/or neglect or have been identified as being at high risk of neglect and/or abuse, in order to improve the care and safety of the child(ren). Families are referred from the Department The IFSS FSW will ensure that the program is culturally responsive and participate in developing case plans and implementing family and group programs, identifying and managing risk, case management and referral, monitoring, and delivering practical support and coaching. This will include helping the family with issues such as housing, supervision, food, hygiene, positive parenting, school attendance and medical care.
More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Identify and manage risk or potential risk to the family in order to reduce immediate concerns.
- Provide practical Aboriginal community support to clients including transport, referral, advocacy and assistance with accessing mainstream and government services.
- Support and educate other staff to understand community, culture and family and to be culturally responsive.
- Maintain confidentiality and professional standards.
- Implement and advocate the Anyinginyi Board’s Strategic Plan goals, objectives and strategies.
- Travel to remote communities to work with families
- Participate in case management and other meetings with Department for Children and Families and relevant agencies.
- Participate in training, coaching, mentoring and evaluation as part of the IFSS program.
- Maintain CaFIS program client data and statistics and provide written and verbal reports as required.
- Refer to other Anyinginyi programs and work in collaboration to ensure positive engagement.
- Organise and facilitate group education and support sessions for IFSS clients relevant to their parenting needs.
As this is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Identified position any applicant must be of ATSI descent. Applicant also must present Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture and traditions and including Aboriginal child rearing practices, and ability to support the delivery of culturally responsive services and programs. The IFSS Family Support Worker must obtain demonstrated ability to provide accurate verbal and written reports and obtain a relevant qualification (Cert IV/ Diploma child, Family and Youth Interventions, Community Services or similar).
You will also need to possess the following:
Essential skills and experience:
- Relevant qualification i.e. Cert IV/Diploma Child, Family and Youth Interventions, Community Services or similar.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and tradition including Aboriginal child rearing practices, and ability to support the delivery of culturally responsive services and programs.
- Knowledge or experience working in Aboriginal family, community, health or welfare services.
- Ability to build and maintain collaborative and respectful working relationships with families who agree to participate in the program.
- Ability to work independently with accountability and persistence.
- Willingness to participate in relevant on the job training and coaching and obtain relevant qualifications.
- Ability to provide accurate verbal and written reports and to keep accurate records of work undertaken.
- High level of interpersonal skills to work in a multi-disciplinary team and in cross-agency and cross-cultural programs and environments.
- Current NT Drivers License.
- Ability to competently use IT resources.
- Be in possession of or have the ability to obtain an OCHRE Card (Working with Children).
- Knowledge of child protection legislation and mandatory reporting requirements
- Experience and knowledge of the Tennant Creek and the Barkly Region.
- Ability to speak a local language.
- A National Police Clearance and Ochre Card (NT Working with Children’s) card obtainment is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.
- All Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation employees must be Fully COVID-19 Vaccinated.
If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation where you can really make a difference in our local community, we want to hear from you!
No recruitment agencies please