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Current Vacancies

Mental Health Practitioner You LINC

Your LINC (Lived Identity Navigate Connect) is a multi-agency, two-tier mental health outreach service delivered in partnerships with Centacare and KWY Aboriginal Corporation. Our service offers holistic, flexible and culturally responsive phyco-social support for individuals experiencing mental health challenges and distress across Metropolitan Adelaide and some peri urban post codes.

KWY provides non-acute psychosocial support through the provision of case management to support people to build independence connect with community and improve quality of life over a period of 4 – 12 months.

 

The role involves providing the direct support and case management to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who provided non-acute psychosocial services and intensive crisis support services. Mental Health Practitioners are responsible for guiding the delivery of the Your LINC service for KWY across Metropolitan Adelaide and will report directly to Program Coordinator.

Linker Practitioner

The Wyatt Trust (Wyatt) and KWY Aboriginal Corporation are partnering to deliver the Linker Service, with the vision to support sole parents/carers and women over 50, experiencing financial hardship, to thrive not just survive. As the only Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation (ACCO) in the Linker network KWY will play a pivotal role in building the cultural capacity of other organisations providing this service to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples throughout the state of South Australia.

Linkers work with clients, walking alongside people to map out tailored pathways forward, to find and engage with services and supports, and to link into peer networks.

 

The Linker Practitioner:

  • Links clients into appropriate and beneficial programs and services while having a continuing presence in clients’ service journey

  • Is focused on participant aspirations and priorities

  • Is positioned in social service systems, navigating with, through and sometimes around services for the benefit of clients

  • Practises in a way that is holistic, relational, and open, trauma informed and culturally safe, strengths based/advantaged thinking, applies therapeutic approaches, and is credible

  • Advocates for and alongside clients for their needs.


The Linker is:

  • A listening ear - someone who listens, believes, and affirms your experience, and helps you determine what part of the story to tell

  • A linker - someone who helps you determine your pathway, navigate your next steps, and helps you ‘link’ up the pieces of the system and link you in where and when you need it

  • A witness - someone who is there with you when the good or the bad news comes, and can share the celebration or help hold the system to account if it fails you

  • A guide - someone who helps you know what to expect, decide how you’ll approach it and build your confidence to face the system

 

The Linker reports to the KWY Program Coordinator.

Linkers from service organisations across SA are members of a Linker Network, coordinated by a Relationship Manager from The Wyatt Trust (Wyatt). The Linker Network comes together regularly for the purposes of providing person-centric pathways and support for clients, building a central knowledge base of services and supports, service and practice development, learning, and evaluation.

Availability outside of business hours, including regional travel, may be required on occasion.

 

The successful applicant will possess skills and experience in working alongside people with lived and living experience and a commitment to equitable participation and self-determination and demonstrated experience in a community service organisation working with clients. You will have effective time management skills, strong communication skills, work collaboratively, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Experience with case management is highly desirable.

Group Facilitator

The Group Facilitator will be working with Aboriginal women and children who may have or are experiencing, family, domestic and sexual violence and/or other concerns causing barriers to parenting through the delivery of a group-based program. The Facilitator Works within a therapeutic, trauma informed, culturally responsive framework.

You will be supporting women through the10-week trauma informed, culturally endorsed group program which includes strength-based narrative therapy. In addition, you will be required to provide one-on-one support.

This program will be delivered by women to women in metropolitan Adelaide.

The role involves the need to manage and undertake administrative tasks such as intake, case noting, data collection and data base usage, reporting and ongoing program review and development.

The successful applicant will preferably have experience working with Aboriginal families, along with close Aboriginal community connections and understanding, and deep insight into the impacts of trauma suffered by women and children who have experienced family and domestic violence.

The applicant will have both training and experience using multiple, effective, culturally endorsed methods and therapeutic tools from a trauma-informed framework to improve strengths, along with a good understanding of the complexities of parenting.

You will have effective time management skills, strong communication skills, work collaboratively, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Practitioner

The KWY Practitioner is a highly experienced and competent worker, who delivers dedicated support and services to individuals and families. The Practitioner is responsible for contributing to improvements in the quality, safety and community needs-driven distribution of services that meet the needs of Aboriginal children, young people, and their families. Practitioners work to assess risk and put safety measures in place while providing 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 Practitioner 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. 

Family Reunification Practitioner

The Reunification Practitioner (Practitioner) works closely with families and the Department of Child Protection (DCP) to create a reunification plan that makes it safe for children in out of home care to return to the full-time care of their parents. The Practitioner works within multi-agency teams to collaboratively assess risk and put safety measures in place. Practitioner provides 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.

The successful applicant will possess skills, experience, and knowledge in working with Aboriginal people and their communities. The Practitioner will operate within a culturally therapeutic, trauma informed framework. The applicant would have demonstrated knowledge of the child protection statutory system, complex case management and working with Aboriginal families.

Cultural Liaison

The KWY Cultural Liaison is responsible for providing direct recommendations and cultural advice as a Gazetted Organisation via the Recognised Organisation Consultation (ROC) to the Department of Child Protection (DCP). The Cultural Liaison will have direct access to a multidisciplinary team to ensure that the ROC is reported back advised in a timely manner and both clinical and cultural oversight are advised to best support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in contact with DCP.

The Cultural Liaison is a highly skilled and experienced worker with dedicated auditing and best practice skills. This critical role requires a self-driven individual with extensive experience in working with Aboriginal families and community, understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles and the South Australian Child Protection Systems, with working understanding of factors leading to higher representation in child protection systems such as Domestic and Family Violence and Homelessness.

 

The Cultural Liaison will demonstrate a high level of understanding of both clinical and cultural best practice and have skills in auditing and case management.

Executive Manager Finance

The Executive Manager Finance is an integral member of the Executive Team and reports to the CEO to deliver the organisations strategy and vision of KWY Aboriginal Corporation.

 

The Executive Manager Finance is responsible for the management and oversight of the financial health and sustainability of KWY. Duties include managing payroll, organising financial accounts, the development of financial strategies, metrics associated with those strategies, ongoing development and control of systems, developing and managing budgets, reporting accurate financial results and management of cash flow and capital requirements.

As the ideal candidate for the Executive Manager Finance role, you are a strategic financial leader with a strong background in core finance functions. With a degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related discipline, you excel in managing payroll, financial accounts, and developing financial strategies. Your experience in not-for-profit organizations allows you to collaborate effectively with diverse stakeholders.

 

You possess high-level communication skills and proficiency in Excel and XERO. You are both independent and a team player, approaching your work with dedication and reliability. As a strong leader, you motivate and delegate tasks within a dynamic team.

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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