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Aboriginal Family Support Worker (50d)

Perth Region
Cyrenian House

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About the Organisation

Cyrenian House is a leading not-for-profit non-government organisation that has been operating within the alcohol and other drug (AOD) treatment sector since 1981. Cyrenian House provides a wide range of high quality treatment services that make a positive and meaningful difference in the lives of people affected by alcohol and other drugs.

About the Role

The Aboriginal Family Support Worker will provide education and support to Aboriginal men and their families affected by alcohol and other drugs issues. This role will offer individual, couples and family counselling and will provide outreach services to the consumer group. The Aboriginal Family Support Worker will also be required to develop relationships with the local Aboriginal community and contribute to culturally secure training across the organisation.

Cyrenian House considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 50D of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).”

Hours of Work & Location

This position is part-time (45 hours per fortnight) on a fixed term contract until 30th June 2021. This position is located at NorthMetro Community Alcohol and Drug Service based at Joondalup. As this is an outreach role some travelling will be involved.

To be successful in this role you will require the following key attributes:

  • Possess a Certificate III in Community Services and AOD and / or experience in working with Indigenous people in an AOD service.
  • Possess a sound knowledge of alcohol and other drug issues impacting on Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Well-developed communication and interpersonal skills both written and verbal.
  • Possess demonstrated ability to work in a multidisciplinaryteam.
  • Take an active role in Continuous Quality Improvement.
  • Demonstrated and well developed interpersonal, verbal, and written communication.
  • Possess a current National Police Clearance, Working with Children Check and First Aid Certificate.
  • Current driver’s License and reliable vehicle

What we offer you.

  • Professional team. Rewarding team culture with flexible working conditions
  • Unique opportunity to work in an organisation passionate about making a difference to the lives of those effected be Alcohol & Other Drugs.
  • Comprehensive orientation and induction.
  • Excellent training and development opportunities.
  • Generous salary packing options available

How to apply:

If your values align with those of Cyrenian House and you want to make a positive difference to the lives of those impacted by Alcohol & Other Drugs and possess the key attributes required for this role, please submit your application by emailing jobs@cyrenianhouse.com your application should include:

  • response to the selection criteria in no more than two pages
  • current resume, including two referees

Please refer to the employment section on our website to download a full copy of the JDF: www.cyrenianhouse.com

For further information please contact Michele Russell, Clinical Coordinator at michelle.russell@mhc.wa.gov.au Applications will close on or before 9am 6th July 2020.

Cyrenian House is committed to Reconciliation and Closing the Gap

Cyrenian House is a smoke-free organisation.

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