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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.

Program Coordinator

KWY is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Program Coordinator to oversee a diverse range of programs and ensure the smooth and efficient operations across multiple client services programs. This critical role requires a self-driven individual with extensive experience in the South Australian Child Protection Systems, Domestic Family and Sexual Violence, Homelessness, Education, and/or Disability.

The Program Coordinator will play a critical role in coordinating the delivery of services to Aboriginal families that are in need of multi-faceted responses and support. You will be responsible for managing and supervising teams of staff working within various programs, which may be in child protection, domestic and family violence, disability, or education. You will provide ongoing support, supervision, and guidance to team members to ensure the delivery of high-quality programs that provide positive outcomes for clients.

As a Program Coordinator, you will be responsible for leading and managing several teams, providing clinical supervision and reflective practice, facilitating multi – disciplinary and team meetings, ensuing the clinical governance of the programs. In addition, you will work closely with the Senior Manager on assessing and allocating referrals, meeting KPI’s, and contributing to reporting, including reporting any emerging issues and trends.

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 applicant will operate within a therapeutic, trauma-informed framework. The applicant would have demonstrated knowledge of case management and working with Aboriginal 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 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.

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.

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.  

 

The ideal candidate will commence the role in the first week of June.

Team Administration Officer

We are seeking a Team Administration Officer to join our growing Organisation. In this position, you will be working as part of a team to ensure that a range of functions within the business run smoothly and efficiently. As part of the role, you will be providing administrative and reception services to visitors and staff, and providing quality customer services.

On a day-to-day basis, you will:

  • Email and Phone Correspondence: Efficiently handle incoming emails and phone calls, promptly responding to inquiries and addressing website-related queries.

  • DHS Clearances and Stock Management: Assist with administrative functions such as applying for relevant DHS Clearances for staff, monitoring office and kitchen stock levels, and managing maintenance requests for our premises.

  • Record Keeping: Maintain precise records, including personnel files and contracts, utilizing the Employment Hero platform.

  • Event Delivery: Collaborate on event coordination

  • Program Support: Provide administrative support to KWY programs and other essential services.

About you...

As Team Administration Officer at KWY, your keen attention to detail and excellent communication skills will be essential for maintaining day-to-day interactions with staff, participants, and relevant government and non-government stakeholders involved in project and program delivery.

Linker Practitioner

About the Role and Linker Service:

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.

 

About you:

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

About the position:

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.

About you:

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.

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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