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MJD Foundation is a charity, established in 2008 that works in partnership with Aboriginal Australians, their families and communities living with Machado-Joseph Disease. Our goal is to provide comprehensive support and engage in research to provide hope for the future. The organisation adapts a relationship-based approach that honours 'Our Way'. The ‘Our Way’ approach values and respects a ‘two-way’ approach, delivering supports that are flexible and responsive to the needs of our clients, and reflecting the diverse cultural and linguistic needs of families.
The purpose of the Family Support Worker is to assist the Manager, Community Services by providing intensive services and support to families. This includes assessing client and family needs, planning, providing information and referrals and liaising with and providing access and participation to community groups, welfare agencies, and government bodies. The Family Support Worker provides high quality, responsive and culturally appropriate support to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families, utilising their experience and professional knowledge in the community and/or disability services sector.
Reporting to the Manager, Community Services QLD, there are several components to this important role including:
CASE MANAGEMENT AND ADMINISTRATION
Qualifications in either health and/or community services or experience in disability/aged care or allied health will be highly regarded as will good computer skills and understanding of Machado Joseph Disease or other Ataxias.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.