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Case Worker Children and Families Intensive Support (CaFIS)

Other Health Care

Posted: 8 Sep 2022

Location: Tennant Creek NT

Exciting opportunity for a full time Case Worker to join our Piliyintinji-ki Stronger Families program, based in Tennant Creek.

Ten­nant Creek, NT — Full Time 

  • Annu­al salary: $71,373 — $78,417
  • 6 weeks annu­al leave
  • Sub­sidised acco­mo­da­tion for can­di­dates relocating 
  • Relo­ca­tion and repa­tri­a­tion assis­tance (up to $5,000)
  • Annu­al vehi­cle allowance (flat rate of $5,000)
  • Salary Pack­ag­ing (up to $15,900 p.a.)
  • Access to Anyinginyi Health Clin­ic, with Prescriptions 
  • Free Gen­er­al Dentistry

Excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a full time Case Work­er to join our Piliy­intin­ji-ki Stronger Fam­i­lies pro­gram, based in Ten­nant Creek. 

Join this com­mu­ni­ty-based organ­i­sa­tion and make a gen­uine dier­ence to our community! 

About us

Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (AHAC) is a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary organ­i­sa­tion which pro­vides pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices to the Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple of Ten­nant Creek and the sur­round­ing Bark­ly region, ded­i­cat­ed to Clos­ing the Gap’ in Abo­rig­i­nal health with­in remote Australia. 

Anyinginyi con­sists of four dif­fer­ent sec­tions (Health Ser­vices, Busi­ness Ser­vices, Pub­lic Health Unit and Piliy­intin­ji-Ki Stronger Fam­i­lies) which allow them to have a holis­tic approach to health ensur­ing that clients’ phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al health and well­be­ing is giv­en the utmost priority. 

Anyinginy­i’s mis­sion is to be a provider of high qual­i­ty holis­tic pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices fea­tur­ing pre­ven­tion and treat­ment in the Bark­ly region in a cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive way. 

About the Ten­nant Creek Region 

Year-round blue skies, stun­ning land­scapes and vibrant, diverse and warm com­mu­ni­ties — that’s life in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry! Only a short flight from most Aus­tralian cities, Ten­nant Creek is not just a must-see des­ti­na­tion renowned for its indi­vid­ual iden­ti­ty and rich cul­tur­al her­itage but is a remark­able com­mu­ni­ty to set up home in! 

As a small region­al cen­ter, Ten­nant Creek does not have the facil­i­ties one would find in larg­er coun­try towns like Kather­ine or Alice Springs how­ev­er it does pro­vide for all the basics that most peo­ple require. There is a super­mar­ket sim­i­lar to a large IGA store, Post Oice, cloth­ing and fur­ni­ture stores, Phar­ma­cy, Newsagent, two banks (ANZ & West­pac), restau­rants and coee shops, four hotels/​motels, and a del­i­catessen. It also has sport­ing facil­i­ties (e.g. swim­ming pool, bas­ket­ball courts, ten­nis court, foot­ball ground, car rac­ing track), and sev­er­al tourists attrac­tions with­in easy reach Like our Beau­ti­ful Lake Mary Ann! 

About the Role 

The Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies Inten­sive Sup­port (CaFIS) Case Work­er will work to sup­port fam­i­lies referred from the Ter­ri­to­ry Fam­i­lies Hous­ing & Com­mu­ni­ties (TFHC), Health Ser­vices Sec­tion, oth­er exter­nal agen­cies where a child(ren) has been iden­ti­fied as hav­ing expe­ri­enced abuse and/​or neglect or have been iden­ti­fied as being at high risk of neglect and/​or abuse, in order to improve the care and safe­ty of the child(ren). Fam­i­lies are referred from the Depart­ment The IFSS FSW will ensure that the pro­gram is cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive and par­tic­i­pate in devel­op­ing case plans and imple­ment­ing fam­i­ly and group pro­grams, iden­ti­fy­ing and man­ag­ing risk, case man­age­ment and refer­ral, mon­i­tor­ing, and deliv­er­ing prac­ti­cal sup­port and coach­ing. This will include help­ing the fam­i­ly with issues such as hous­ing, super­vi­sion, food, hygiene, pos­i­tive par­ent­ing, school atten­dance and med­ical care. 

More specif­i­cal­ly, some of your duties will include (but will not be lim­it­ed to): 

Gen­er­al:

  • Iden­ti­fy and man­age risk or poten­tial risk to the fam­i­ly in order to reduce imme­di­ate concerns. 
  • Pro­vide prac­ti­cal Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ty sup­port to clients includ­ing trans­port, refer­ral, advo­ca­cy and assis­tance with access­ing main­stream and gov­ern­ment services. 
  • Sup­port and edu­cate oth­er sta to under­stand com­mu­ni­ty, cul­ture and fam­i­ly and to be cul­tur­al­ly responsive. 
  • Main­tain con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and pro­fes­sion­al standards. 
  • Imple­ment and advo­cate the Anyinginyi Board­’s Strate­gic Plan goals, objec­tives and strategies. 
  • Trav­el to remote com­mu­ni­ties to work with families 
  • Par­tic­i­pate in case man­age­ment and oth­er meet­ings with Depart­ment for Chil­dren and Fam­i­lies and rel­e­vant agencies. 
  • Par­tic­i­pate in train­ing, coach­ing, men­tor­ing and eval­u­a­tion as part of the IFSS program. 
  • Main­tain CaFIS pro­gram client data and sta­tis­tics and pro­vide writ­ten and ver­bal reports as required. 
  • Refer to oth­er Anyinginyi pro­grams and work in col­lab­o­ra­tion to ensure pos­i­tive engagement. 
  • Organ­ise and facil­i­tate group edu­ca­tion and sup­port ses­sions for IFSS clients rel­e­vant to their par­ent­ing needs. 

About you

As this is an Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander (ATSI) Iden­ti­fied posi­tion any appli­cant must be of ATSI descent. Appli­cant also must present Demon­strat­ed knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander cul­ture and tra­di­tions and includ­ing Abo­rig­i­nal child rear­ing prac­tices, and abil­i­ty to sup­port the deliv­ery of cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive ser­vices and pro­grams. The IFSS Fam­i­ly Sup­port Work­er must obtain demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to pro­vide accu­rate ver­bal and writ­ten reports and obtain a rel­e­vant qual­i­fi­ca­tion (Cert IV/ Diplo­ma child, Fam­i­ly and Youth Inter­ven­tions, Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices or similar). 

You will also need to pos­sess the following: 

Essen­tial skills and expe­ri­ence:

  • Rel­e­vant qual­i­fi­ca­tion i.e. Cert IV/​Diploma Child, Fam­i­ly and Youth Inter­ven­tions, Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vices or similar. 
  • Demon­strat­ed knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander cul­ture and tra­di­tion includ­ing Abo­rig­i­nal child rear­ing prac­tices, and abil­i­ty to sup­port the deliv­ery of cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive ser­vices and programs. 
  • Knowl­edge or expe­ri­ence work­ing in Abo­rig­i­nal fam­i­ly, com­mu­ni­ty, health or wel­fare services. 
  • Abil­i­ty to build and main­tain col­lab­o­ra­tive and respect­ful work­ing rela­tion­ships with fam­i­lies who agree to par­tic­i­pate in the program. 
  • Abil­i­ty to work inde­pen­dent­ly with account­abil­i­ty and persistence. 
  • Will­ing­ness to par­tic­i­pate in rel­e­vant on the job train­ing and coach­ing and obtain rel­e­vant qualifications. 
  • Abil­i­ty to pro­vide accu­rate ver­bal and writ­ten reports and to keep accu­rate records of work undertaken. 
  • High lev­el of inter­per­son­al skills to work in a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary team and in cross-agency and cross-cul­tur­al pro­grams and environments. 
  • Cur­rent NT Dri­vers License.
  • Abil­i­ty to com­pe­tent­ly use IT resources.
  • Be in pos­ses­sion of or have the abil­i­ty to obtain an OCHRE Card (Work­ing with Children). 

Desir­able:

  • Knowl­edge of child pro­tec­tion leg­is­la­tion and manda­to­ry report­ing requirements 
  • Expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge of the Ten­nant Creek and the Bark­ly Region.
  • Abil­i­ty to speak a local language. 

Please note:
 — A Nation­al Police Clear­ance and Ochre Card (NT Work­ing with Chil­dren’s) card obtain­ment is a require­ment pri­or to com­mence­ment in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for fur­ther information.
 — All Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion employ­ees must be Ful­ly COVID-19 Vac­ci­nat­ed.

If you meet the above cri­te­ria and you’re inter­est­ed in con­tribut­ing to an organ­i­sa­tion where you can real­ly make a dif­fer­ence in our local com­mu­ni­ty, we want to hear from you! 

APPLY NOW!!
No recruit­ment agen­cies please 

Apply on the Web at https://​anyinginyi​.expr3ss​.com/​j​o​b​D​e​t​a​i​l​s​?​s​e​l​e​c​t​J​o​b​=​60&s=9