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Vacant Positions

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Support Facilitator

Our new Post Care Services program is an exciting new service being delivered in collaboration with The Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA). The SFSC program is a comprehensive support program designed to assist young people who have been under the guardianship of the Chief Executive of the Department for Child Protection. The service aims to provide short-term case management to help young people to move successfully into independence and reach their full potential.

The Support Facilitator assists young people ageing out of the child protection system, to transition to independent living, with a focus on access to practical support and living skills. They help young people map their needs and concerns, plan their life trajectory, and engage natural helpers. They do this through case management and support coordination, including screening and assessment, goal setting, referrals, advocacy, brief counselling and facilitating client led decision making processes.

The successful applicant will possess skills, experience and knowledge in working with Aboriginal people to address worries in their lives. The applicant will understand therapeutic and trauma informed frameworks. The applicant would have demonstrated knowledge of case management and working with Aboriginal families. 

Port Lincoln available:

Mount Gambier available:

Program Lead - Child and Family Services

KWY is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Program Lead Child and Family Services, to oversee our programs providing support to children and families that are coming into contact with the Child and Family Safety System. 

As Program Lead Child and Family Services you will be responsible for leading and managing several teams, providing clinical supervision and reflective practice, facilitating multi–disciplinary and team meetings, facilitating the clinical governance of the programs and the provision of quality therapeutic, culturally responsive practice.  The role also involves working closely with the Senior Manager for the broader effective management of the programs which include assessing and allocating referrals, contributing to reporting and the reporting and monitoring of emerging issues and trends

NDIS Access Practitioner

Practitioner supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to gain access to the NDIS. The Practitioner is responsible for writing the clients NDIS application and gathering the necessary documentation of evidence to demonstrate the client’s eligibility for NDIS. Clients may have complex needs and multiple barriers to engagement including mental health issues, homelessness, domestic violence, child protection concerns and cognitive disability. We are seeking a compassionate and resilient Practitioner for permanent (or part time 0.8 negotiable) opportunity to work in the Adelaide metropolitan area. The Practitioner delivers a culturally appropriate, person-centered approach to people living with a disability. The Practitioner will have great skills in advocacy, arranging assessments, navigation of the NDIS, and strong skills in report writing.

The successful applicants will possess skills, experience, and knowledge in working in disability sector. You will need to have: 

Tertiary qualifications (minimum Certificate IV) in Mental Health, Psychology, Social Work, Occupational Therapy or another related allied health field. 

  • Expertise in working outreach with Aboriginal people with disabilities, complex needs and interacting with families and carers. 

  • Demonstrated understanding of the NDIS, Community Services networks, and agencies with ability to build strong relationships with service providers, clinical teams, and key stakeholders. 

  • Must hold a current South Australian drivers’ license, be willing to drive a work vehicle. 

  • Must hold or be willing to obtain and keep current, Child Safe Environments Training (Through Their Eyes). 

  • Must hold a current or be able to obtain the following: Australian Working Rights, Department of Human Services (DHS) Working with Children Check, Working with Vulnerable Person’s Check and National Police Check. 

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.

Women's Family Practitioner

The KWY Women’s Family Practitioner is part of a multi-disciplinary team working throughout metropolitan Adelaide; supporting families who are experiencing domestic and family violence along with other child protection concerns. Practitioners work to assess risk and put safety measures in place. Practitioners provide intensive and therapeutic support, advocacy, and information. Engagement takes place in a variety of settings including phone calls, home visits and at community services. 

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.

Men's Family Practitioner

The KWY Men’s Family Practitioner is part of a multi-disciplinary team working throughout metropolitan Adelaide; supporting families who are experiencing domestic and family violence along with other child protection concerns. Practitioners work to assess risk and put safety measures in place. Practitioners provide intensive and therapeutic support, advocacy, and information. Engagement takes place in a variety of settings including phone calls, home visits and at community services. 

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.  

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 successful applicant will possess 2 years of skills, experience, and knowledge working in kinship or foster care programs or equivalent experience. You can demonstrate safe cultural practices when collaborating with Aboriginal people and community. Your approach is strength focused, through a cultural lens listening to the voice of carers and children.

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