Outreach Support Worker – Wadeye Safe House
Outreach Support Worker – Full-time
$85,731.31 per annum (inclusive of allowances) plus super
Wadeye Safe House, NT
About the role
The successful candidate will work with individuals and communities to educate, reduce, and respond to domestic, family, and sexual violence (DFSV).
By working closely with the Wadeye Safe House team, local government and non-government agencies, community members and local trusted Elders, you will seek local solutions and support initiatives aimed at reducing DFSV in the community.
The Wadeye Safe House is located in the small coastal community of Wadeye 420kms from Darwin. Living in Wadeye truly gives you the opportunity to experience and understand the benefit and challenges of living and working in remote Australia. Working alongside locally employed staff, you can learn from the local Aboriginal people. All while being supported by a small team, where your ideas and input can have genuine impact on the service and community.
Benefits to you
- Full-time opportunity
- Relocation allowance
- Quarterly flights to Darwin
- Free shared housing
- Phone, laptop
- Respect and acknowledge local Aboriginal community members knowledge and right to self-determination and to participate in cultural practices and family obligations.
- Engage with community, professionals, and families to promote access to services.
- Support clients to develop a safety plan and participate in case management planning.
- Deliver outreach to clients referred to or exiting the service.
- Coordinate services for clients including referrals, appointments, court, and legal support.
- Work with the community on early intervention and prevention strategies, through culturally appropriate activities.
- Use evidence-based trauma informed practices in the delivery of targeted programs.
- Carry out and facilitate presentations and group sessions on identification and prevention of DFSV.
- A qualification in social work, psychology, case management, community services, or other relevant qualification.
- Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and values.
- Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Awareness of current issues faced by victim/survivors of DFSV.
- Experience in case management and creating support plans using a strength based approached.
- Proven written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.
- Proactive, dedicated to achieving goals, can meet KPIs, hardworking and can follow the directions of line management.
- Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
- Effective organisational and time management skills.
- Ability to collate KPI data for reports.
- Advanced IT skills including use of a database and data reporting.
- Proven history of developing and maintaining productive working relationships with key external stake holders and referrers.
- Satisfactory Police clearance (no older than 6 months)
- Current working with children card (valid in NT).
- Current ‘C’ class Driver’s Licence.
- Experience living and working in remote locations/communities.
- Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Previous experience in a similar role.
- Experience with SHIP online case management system.
What we need from you
- Write a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role.
- Update your resume.
- Join http://edutribe.com.au for a free resume template.
- Be eligible to work in Australia.
- Hold a clear NT working with children check.
- Click on “Apply”.