Aboriginal Case Worker (Tribal Dreaming)
Are you looking to broaden your experience?
Do you want to assist people to get culturally appropriate support?
Do you believe everyone deserves another chance in life?
If you answered yes to all these questions, the Aboriginal Case Worker position may be for you!
As reported, the health and social welfare industry is set to boom in the coming years and New Horizons is a major part of this industry providing accommodation, employment and support solutions for people with a disability and mental illness. New Horizons is known for wellbeing. done well.
Our Tribal Dreaming program based at Guildford, is looking for a Full-time Case Worker who identifies as Aboriginal.
What is Tribal Dreaming?
Tribal Dreaming provides support for Indigenous men leaving prison to transition smoothly and reintegrate successfully back into the community.
In order to meet individual needs and to reduce offending behaviour, the service focuses on lifestyle choices which increase independence, social participation, stability, cultural connection and quality of life.
Tribal Dreaming recognises the significance of family, community and culture in the lives of our Aboriginal clients and the guidance and healing they can provide.
Being a Case Worker means facing many different challenges each day. From walking alongside your participants and working with them to achieve goals, to reporting on their progress and completing administration tasks. As the face of New Horizons, you will build and maintain strong collaborative relationships within the community, with providers and other services, in an approachable, consultative and influential manner.
What will you need to achieve?
- Managing a case load of participants;
- Undertake a range of tasks to support your participants recovery including:
- assisting participants to learn living and social skills
- undertaking travel using various modes of public transport; and
- participating in a range of activities within the community such as shopping, health and wellbeing activities, and attending appointments;
- Contributing to the development of individual support plans for your allocated participants;
- Accurate and timely completion of a range of admin tasks such as case notes, yearly outcome reports, and appointment setting.
- Reconnecting with families and Indigenous communities
- Participating and engaging in cultural activities and outings in the community
What does our ideal person look like?
- A passion to help people;
- An Aboriginal/ Torres Strait Islander background;
- Hands on experience working with people with mental health issues
- Qualifications in Mental Health
- A can do attitude and a professional approach to working as a part of a team.
- Ability to work across a seven day roster, with some evening shifts.
What we offer:
- family friendly workplace,
- dynamic & supportive team environment,
- fantastic working conditions,
- generous hourly rate,
- salary packaging,
- monthly rostered days off.
To be successful, you will have an understanding of the complexity of Aboriginal traditional culture and history, and the impact that culture including social and emotional issues and history has on the provision of health services to Aboriginal clients. All applicants must identify themselves as having Aboriginal identity. Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. In this role an applicant's race is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorised by section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1997, as amended.
Please note that New Horizons assesses all applications based on merit. Should a suitable candidate be identified, New Horizons reserves the right to close this recruitment process prior to the advertised date. Due to the volume of applications received, only those candidates deemed to be suitable will be offered an interview.
If you are interested in this position, please apply submit the online application form below.