About the program
Ngurambang is an Aboriginal service established to provide case management and support for Aboriginal children and young people living in care. 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.
About the opportunity
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.
- 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.
- 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).
If you have any questions or require further details then please contact Zoe Banbury on firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications close on the 6th of April.
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which include a National Police Check and Reference Check.