Aboriginal Family Support Services Ltd

  • Salary Range – $88,782 – $92,793
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

Your new employer

Aboriginal Family Support Services is a lead, Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation that has been providing services to Aboriginal families and communities across South Australia for over 40 years.

Your new role

Aboriginal Kinship Care delivers a state-wide, culturally responsive service that includes assessment, training, advocacy, support and referral services to kinship carers who are caring for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people. Through this program, kinship carers will be well supported and well placed to keep the Aboriginal children in their care safe, healthy and connected to their Aboriginal cultures and communities.

Who we are looking for

You will be passionate about advocating for and improving the lives of Aboriginal children and their health and wellbeing. You will have excellent engagement skills a strong ability to provide high quality written assessments using the Winangay Kinship Assessment tool.

You will provide support to kinship carers who look after children and young people who come into our programme. You will work with kinship carers and help them find solutions to provide safety and improved wellbeing for the children in their care.

You will have a strong commitment to social justice. You will be energetic and engaging and able to persevere in the face of adversity. To succeed in this demanding but rewarding role you will need strong relationship building and communication skills.

To be successful you will need

  • A South Australian Working with Children Check (WWCC)
  • A current unrestricted South Australian Drivers Licence
  • A Safe Environments for Children and Young People – Through their Eyes Certificate
  • Unrestricted eligibility to work in Australia
  • Confirmation of being fully vaccinated for COVID-19

Don’t have a WWCC? You can apply on-line at www.screening.sa.gov.au.

Ideally you will also have

A diploma level qualification in case management, mediation and negotiation, or community services or qualifications in Social Sciences, Social Work, Community Services and related fields are desirable.

Working in a not for profit agency you can salary sacrifice to increase your take home pay.

If this sounds like you view the J&P in the AFSS Employment section  www.afss.com.au

Then tell us in a 2 page cover letter (addressing the criteria in the J&P) why you’re a good fit for this job and send this with your resume to recruitment@afss.com.au

For more information please call Angela Backman on 0408 136 397 (Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

Applications close 9.00 am Tuesday 13 September 2022

We look forward to receiving your application, however if you do not provide a 2 page cover letter addressing your skills and experience against the Job and Person Specification we will not consider your application.

To apply for this job please visit www.seek.com.au.