The Ngurambang team delivers two programs:
- Permanency Support Program (PSP) aims to give every child/young person a loving home, whether that be with parents, family, extended family or through open guardianship.
- 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.
As Coordinator you will have the opportunity to provide an Aboriginal perspective and will oversee the operations of the Permanency Support Program and PSP Intensive Preservation Program which means providing tailored services to vulnerable children and young people and their families and carers, so that they can grow up in stable, secure and loving homes.
This is a full time position based in Dubbo, NSW
Duties and responsibilities
- With other key Uniting leaders, liaise with and support the Ngurambang board in their governance of the service.
- Lead a team of passionate caseworkers to make a real difference in lives of others
- Support the recruitment and carer support of local foster carers
- Support caseworkers to ensure that the voices of children and young people are heard when planning for their needs with a variety of stakeholders in their lives
- For PSP IFP, lead a team to provide wrap around therapeutic supports in 4 key domains (family and parenting support, child support, safety monitoring and risk mitigation) so that children and young people can be supported and safe at home, reducing the risk or need for them to enter the PSP system.
- Ensure services take into account the cultural context and support system and the Aboriginal concept of family and community.
- Ensure all relevant performance indicators and outcomes are achieved and reported as required.
This is an Aboriginal Identified role. Having an understanding of your local community and key Aboriginal stakeholders in your community is essential.
- Knowledge and experience of Social Services combined with a strong case management background, you will have experience dealing with complex and sensitive circumstances with the ability to give advice and assistance to your team and other stakeholders.
- We are looking for someone ready to help and assist with building the program for the future. You will need to have the passion and ability to make a difference in this high impact role.
- A qualification is desirable but experience and willingness to participate in training is acceptable.
- Demonstrated understanding of child protection issues and the ability to identify and address these issues with families when required.
- Demonstrated experience and skills in working effectively, supporting diversity, and in partnership with the local communities covered by this position in planning and implementing family-needs driven programs and services
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including conflict resolution, negotiation and mediation skills; and report writing
- Demonstrated experience in staff supervision and support
- Current NSW Working with Children Check
Employment with Uniting is subject to satisfactory background checks which will include a National Police, reference and Working with Children checks.
This is an identified position for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people All applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification authorised under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination ACT 1977