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Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Youth Access Worker

Relationships Australia Canberra and Region is seeking applicants for the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Youth Access Worker position in headspace Wagga Wagga.
Job Type:
Full Time
Salary:
$71,761.56 to $72,801.56 for full time plus superannuation and PBI Benefits
Position Location:
Wagga Wagga
Closing Date:
12/09/2018
Position Reference Number:
RACR18ATSIYAW2

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About Us

Relationships Australia is a leading provider of relationship support services for individuals, families and communities. We aim to support all people in Australia to achieve positive and respectful relationships. We are a community-based, not-for-profit Australian organisation with no religious affiliations. Our services are for all members of the community, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, sexual orientation, lifestyle choice, cultural background or economic circumstances.

Relationships Australia offer services in various locations around Australia that includes counselling, family dispute resolution (mediation) and a range of family and community support and education programs, primarily funded by Federal, State and Territory Governments. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region (RACR) is one of the eight state and territory organisations that comprise the Relationships Australia Federation.

RACR is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on any grounds (e.g. age, gender, race, pregnancy, religious or political beliefs, disability, family responsibilities or sexual orientation). We have voluntarily opted to be subject to the obligations of a public authority under Part 5A of the Human Rights Amendment Act 2008 (ACT). This means that all staff must comply with human rights, as far as possible to do so, in all our decisions and conduct.

About headspace

headspace centres aim to create highly accessible, youth friendly, integrated service hubs that provide evidence based interventions and support to young people aged 12–25 years. The aim is to improve outcomes for young people by addressing the major barriers for service use, and enabling better access to, and engagement in, early intervention services that provide holistic and integrated care.

headspace Wagga Wagga provides young people with access to Allied Health Professionals and community supports to assist young people to access the support they need to develop and maintain the skills and confidence to live healthy and happy lives. headspace Wagga Wagga also engages in community awareness and seeks to develop and implement innovative programs to improve the mental health and wellbeing of young people in the region. Relationships Australia Canberra & Region is the lead agency for headspace Wagga Wagga and is supported by a Consortium.

About the Role

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Youth Access Worker (YAW) within the headspace program is a full time position based in headspace Wagga Wagga, NSW. This position is offered on a fixed term contract until 30 June 2019.

Reporting to the headspace Manager, the Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander YAW role is responsible for the provision of case management services within the context of an integrated mental health service (headspace Wagga Wagga) for young people and providing a culturally appropriate service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who have been diagnosed with a mental health disorder, or may be at risk of developing one. The position will operate within the operational and geographical boundaries of the headspace Wagga Wagga service.

To be successful in this role, you should be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and possess:

  • Relevant experience and or tertiary qualifications in any of the following disciplines; Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Intensive Assertive Case Management, or related discipline
  • Experience in case management of young people within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge, experience, understanding and demonstrated passion for, and interest in, the health, issues that impact on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and welfare issues affecting young people.

For a full list of selection criteria, please refer to the position description.

Salary & Benefits

The salary on offer is in the range of $71,761.56 to $72,801.56 per annum for fulltime plus superannuation. As a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI), RACR employees also receive tax-effective salary packaging opportunities, thus significantly increasing the value of your take-home pay.

According to the RACR Enterprise Agreement, the successful candidate will have access to generous leave provisions, annual leave loading, and special paid leave during annual holiday shutdown period and flexible working arrangements.

To apply

To apply, please send your resume with names of two work related referees and a cover letter highlighting the strengths you can bring to the role in line with the selection criteria to careers@racr.relationships.org.au.


Selection Criteria

See attached documentation.

    Contact Details

    For further information about the position or application process, please contact the headspace Manager on 02 6923 3170 or email careers@racr.relationships.org.au

    Address for submitting applications

    careers@racr.relationships.org.au


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