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Vacant Positions

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Men's Groupwork Facilitator

The Men’s Group Facilitator will be delivering two separate programs one being to support men to make positive behavioural changes.  The second is facilitating a parenting program for dads and male caregivers. The role requires working within a therapeutic, trauma informed culturally responsive framework.

This role will work to:

  • Create positive behavioural change for men to actively become positive role models in community, families, and children’s lives.

  • Delivery of the My Journey Program and Circle of Security Parenting Program (COSP). 

  • Manage and undertake referrals, intakes, assessments, and other administrative tasks including case noting and reporting.

  • One on one work in some cases.

You will have demonstrated experience in creating culturally safe and positive spaces to hold discussions about topics such as family, relationships, connection to culture, and creating positive change and secure parenting.  We are seeking a skilled applicant who has knowledge in working with men to address their use of violence, who has experience working within a therapeutic, trauma-informed, and culturally responsive framework. And is competent in record keeping and reporting writing, with the ability to learn or use the data collection/client management system used by the organisation.

Womens Practitioner

The Women’s Practitioner works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary and multi-agency team, providing a point of contact for families seeking support. Practitioners provide intensive and therapeutic support, advocacy, and information.  Engagement takes place in a variety of settings including phone calls, face-to-face meetings in an outreach setting this may include home visits. This role is critical in supporting families in their journey to keeping safe, well, recover and thrive.

You are able to facilitate a culturally safe space for which the people you work for feel heard and supported. You are confident in navigating child and family service systems and can link women and families to the most appropriate services based on their needs. You can engage with families in a meaningful way that recognises their strengths and promotes family led decision making. You will have experience in working with Aboriginal people and families and value culture as a strength. 

Family Reunification Practitioner

The reunification Practitioner (Practitioner) conducts assessments with DCP to determine the readiness and suitability of families for reunification. In collaboration with families and DCP the practitioner develops and implement reunification plans, taking into consideration the unique cultural and emotional needs of the families. You provide, guidance, and support to families going through the Youth Courts, and Reunification Court (6 to 8 weekly). You provide strong advocacy for the rights and well-being of Indigenous children and families. The Practitioner monitors and evaluates the progress of families during (approx. 12 months) and after the reunification process (approx. 3 to 6 months).

You have at least 2 years' work experience and understanding of child protection sector preferably in reunification. You have strong interpersonal skills and ability to build partnerships with Aboriginal families, government departments, non-government organisation, and Aboriginal communities. You demonstrate ability and willingness to provide evidence in the Youth Courts, and Reunification Court. You are culturally sensitive, empathetic, and non-judgmental. You respect cultural diversity, are strength based and provide support within a therapeutic, trauma informed framework. The Practitioner provides written case notes and reports in a timely manner to a high professional standard.

Other requirements…

  • You must hold a current South Australian Drivers Licence 

  • Successful candidates will be required to clear and maintain probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check (Police Clearance), Working with Vulnerable People Check and Working with Children Check (applicants MUST hold a current WWCC to apply).

Kinship Care Practitioner

KWY are currently seeking a practitioner that advocates and supports Kinship Carers who have Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander placed in their care by the Department for Child Protection. The length of a child’s placement is determined by the court order, reunification (approx. 12 months), or long-term orders (until the child reaches 18 years of age). 

The KWY Kinship Care practitioner can conduct home/outreach visits, relevant assessments, facilitate training, write reports as required, attend multidisciplinary meetings, keep accurate and timely case notes and communications. and advocate for Kinship Carers in a variety of settings. The practitioner aims for children and young people to feel safe and supported. The practitioner achieves this by supporting carers to connect children to their culture, kin, and identity. The practitioner works with Government agencies and external service providers to support Kinship Carers to meet the children’s developmental needs.

The role can entail intrastate case management and travel to the Far North, Eyre and Yorke Peninsula, Limestone Coast. 

 

The position is located at the KWY Head Office, Parkside, Adelaide.

Other requirements…

  • Minimum certificate 4 in related fields of social work.

  • National Criminal History Record Check (Police Clearance).

  • Working with Vulnerable People Check and Working with Children Check.

  • Current driver’s license and be able to drive company vehicles. 
     

Family Finding Senior Practitioners

Tawata Pari is an exciting new Aboriginal and Torres Strait family (Aboriginal) family scoping program funded by DCP. The multi positioned team will be responsible for delivering an Aboriginal specific approach to scoping the kinship system where children and young people in residential care placements can transition back to living with family and kin. 

You may undertake a variety of tasks, including the following: 

  • Assess placement requests to scope placements for Aboriginal children and young people within residential care.

  • Knowledge about Aboriginal genealogy and the use of genealogical sources for the purposes of family placement scoping.

  • Work collaboratively with DCP, external agencies, families, and navigate the Aboriginal Kinship System to assist with matching and placement planning.

  • Engage in culturally sensitive matters respectfully which may include complex cross culture consultations and negotiation.

  • Demonstrated experience in engaging successfully with Aboriginal children, young people and families in the delivery of government services or programs.

  • Use a culturally accountable model of practice which enables families to mobilize their internal and external resources. 

Quality and Compliance Policy Officer

As our Quality and Compliance Policy Officer, you will be responsible for reviewing, enhancing, developing and implementing KWY’s quality and compliance responsibilities and obligations. This will include accreditation with Australian Services Excellence Standards [ASES], as well as ensuring quality compliance with other licensing and reporting requirements from various funding bodied.

 

The Quality and Policy Officer will be comfortable working across services at KWY and be familiar with the policy cycle and good knowledge management practices. You will work with staff across the organisation to support good practice and continuous quality improvement so that information and services provided are consistent with the purpose, vision, and values of KWY’s complying with relevant legislation, quality standards, contemporary research and practice.

You will have a sound working knowledge of the policy cycle framework and believe that the best policy is formed in consultation with key stakeholders. You understand that good governance practices, policy and knowledge management frameworks strengthen an organisations capacity to provide quality programs and contributes toward positive services outcomes for community. You are a systems thinker and pay attention to detail, knowing how to draw on information and research from a variety of sources and communicate it in meaningful ways. In addition, if you have experience in the social sector or social services, project management, services modelling or tender writing this is highly desired.

Intensive Family Practitioner

Intensive Family Services (IFS) program delivers support to Aboriginal families who have been referred from the Department of Human Services as part of the Child and Family Support System (CFSS). KWY receive referrals to support families around child protection concerns and support families to address the concerns. The IFS Practitioner works closely with families to improve family functioning, reduce risk and identify strengths. 

In this position you will have the opportunity to access cultural learnings sessions, cultural training, professional development, and one on one supervision.  

The successful applicant will have skills, experience, and knowledge in working with Aboriginal people to address Child Protection and Domestic and Family Violence concerns. The applicant will have the skills to work within a therapeutic, trauma-informed framework, providing case management. To be able to offer this service, the ability to connect with parents and build trust are vital personal attributes. 

Men's Practitioner

Kumangka is a new post crisis program being delivered in collaboration with Nunga Mi:Minar to support Aboriginal families who are experiencing or have experienced family, domestic, and sexual violence (FDSV). The program will create a culturally safe service for Aboriginal families including women, men, children and young people to heal, recover and thrive. 

The successful applicant will possess skills, experience, and knowledge in working with Aboriginal people to address child protection and domestic and family violence concerns. The Practitioners will operate within a therapeutic, trauma-informed and culturally responsive framework. The applicant would have demonstrated knowledge of complex case management and working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families.   

Expression of Interest

We’re always looking for talented people to join our dynamic and multicultural team.

If you are interested in working for KWY please email your cover letter and resume to admin@kwy.org.au outlining what roles you are interested in.

 

If a vacancy arises that matches your skills and experiences, a member of the KWY team will contact you directly to gain additional information.

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