Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander (Identified) Redress Support Worker (Part Time – 6 month Fixed Term)
The purpose of this Indigenous identified position is to be an integral part of the Redress Scheme Support Services (RSSS) team in the Northern Territory. It works closely with the Manager of Adult Specialist Support Services, RANT Aboriginal and Islander Cultural Advisors, Redress Counsellors/Case Workers and other RANT services to ensure a culturally appropriate, and quality service delivery. The primary function of this Aboriginal Identified position is to work alongside the Counsellor/Case Workers and Manager to ensure that communities are provided with quality support, become knowledgeable of, and have access to the RSSS within the Darwin/Katherine region. In addition, the position holds an important role along with all other program staff to ensure that the service provided is culturally safe for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander people.
Given the short-term intensive outreach nature of this service opportunity in Katherine, an important first phase of the work will require the RSSS team (of which this role is a part of) to be networking and liaising with stakeholders and the local community, as well as the provision of information sessions on the RSSS and National Redress Scheme.
In the performance of this role, you are required to comply with the Safeguarding Children and Young People Practice and Behaviour Guidelines and to participate in cultural fitness activities.
Qualifications and Experience
- Demonstrated experience in providing case management and support to clients, specifically Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Demonstrated capacity to provide flexible responses to emerging needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait
- Demonstrated capacity in stakeholder and community engagement, including the delivery of
information to stakeholders and/or community groups.
- Knowledge of current theory and practice relating to trauma informed practice including knowledge of
the impact and effects of institutional childhood sexual abuse on adult functioning.
- Demonstrated experience in working with individuals where complex trauma has been experienced.
- Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide range of people from different
cultural backgrounds and to respond sensitively and appropriately to people in a variety of situations.
- Ability and commitment to work as a team member within the ethos and values of RANT.
- Registration or eligibility for registration as a social worker, psychologists, counsellor, community
development or another relevant field.
- Knowledge of the historical context of the Royal Commission into Institutional responses to Child
Applicants will require a current NT Driver’s Licence, extensive screening, referee checks, identity check, Ochre Card and Criminal History check and a commitment to our Safeguarding Children Practice and Behaviour Guidelines.
RANT provides excellent support, supervision, professional development entitlements (of up to $3,000 per annum) and generous PBI salary sacrificing ($15,899 additional tax-free threshold).
Applying for the position
Applications should be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org and include a Cover Letter, current CV and at least two referees. To discuss the position further please call Crystal on (08) 8923 4999.
Please note – option to interview on application.
Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.