About Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation
Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC), formerly Mt Theo Program, was started by the Yuendumu Community in 1993 to address chronic petrol sniffing in Yuendumu. WYDAC achieved unprecedented community success in this initial struggle, which led to considerable growth in the scope of the services provided. WYDAC now provides a comprehensive range of programs that deliver diversion, development, treatment, and leadership services throughout the Warlpiri region.
WYDAC was created by, and for, Warlpiri people, and is governed by a Warlpiri Committee. The program aims to promote positive and meaningful pathways for all young Warlpiri people and, in turn, their families and communities.
About the Role
The Warlpiri Youth Development Aboriginal Corporation (WYDAC) is currently seeking a Social Worker to join their team as an Intensive Family Support Case Worker, based in Yuendumu, NT.
The aim of the program you'll be working within is to provide comprehensive services to vulnerable and disadvantaged families with children 0-12, where children have been identified to have a high risk of, or are currently experiencing neglect in order to keep children out of the child protection system. The program incorporates Warlpiri ideas, solutions and approaches in its work to improve child and family well-being.
In this pivotal role, your primary responsibility will be to provide intensive case management support to vulnerable families, providing trauma-informed, strengths-based, early intervention with the aim of supporting strengths, increasing capacity, resilience and skills within the family, supporting them to address the presenting issues.
Reporting to the Intensive Family Support Service Coordinator, WYDAC Management team, and the WYDAC Board, and working as part of a supportive team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous staff, you will provide direct case management to individuals and their families.
Some of your key duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Ensuring that case management/social work practice is culturally appropriate to the Warlpiri context and in line with the strategic direction of the Board and WYDAC values;
- Developing and reviewing case management plans in close collaboration with the IFSS Coordinator;
- Ensuring collaborative educational delivery around pertinent issues (as determined by client presentation/presenting issues) is undertaken;
- Working directly with mentors living in the community, to ensure they are well supported, developed and engaged with the program;
- Ensuring quality control tasks are managed and completed within allocated timeframes; and
- Facilitating ongoing adherence to quality management principles across WYDAC.
To be considered you will possess tertiary qualifications in Social Work or similar AND/OR have a minimum of 2-3 years experience in the field.
For more information, please click 'apply now' to view the position description.
Why join WYDAC?
This is a unique opportunity to truly make a difference in the lives of at-risk-youths living in the Yuendumu community. You will be joining a professional, multidisciplinary team and a supportive team environment.
For your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $80,000, negotiable with experience, plus a mobile phone and salary sacrificing options!
In addition to the above, you will receive a fantastic range of benefits including:
- Fully furnished accommodation;
- Utility costs covered (Internet, water, and electricity);
- An additional 3 weeks vacation leave (7 weeks in total); and
- A Special Area "A" tax offset providing significant tax savings
Don't miss out on this unique opportunity - Apply Now!
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders are encouraged to apply.