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Outreach Workers x2 - Pukatja & Amata

NPY Women's Council

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

  • Relocation Assistance provided
  • Permanent Full Time
  • 2 positions available – Remotely based in Pukatja and Amata on the APY Lands

ABOUT US

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was founded and is still led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region. It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.

At its core NPY Women’s Council is about family and community – walytja. Our purpose is to work with women, children and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia. Our role is to work side by side and help increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

Walytjapiti means full family, group or gathering of relations. Strength, culture and land are also implicit in the word. The Walytjapiti team deliver trauma-informed therapeutic case management with families across eight remote communities in the Northern Territory and APY lands.

Walytjapiti’s vision is for Anangu families to remain healthy and positive about their future by living in strong and independent communities that have increased socio-economic equality, children attend school and adults are meaningfully engaged.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Based in the APY Lands and servicing either Pukatja or Amata community, we are now recruiting for Walytjapiti Outreach Worker to become part of the CFWS team.

The primary function of the Walytjapiti Outreach Case Manager is to support kinship carers in the APY lands. Providing holistic and intensive case management you will offer placement stability support to both carers and children placed in their care.

Additionally, you will work alongside Anangu families to identify and locate potential carers and support them through SA Department of Child Protection’s (DCP) assessment process. Family scoping activities will be integral to the role and will include the use of genograms and other mapping approaches

You will have a background in Social Work, Counselling, Psychology and/or Community Services and have experience in managing a caseload.

This is a unique chance to work for an organisation that takes a grassroots approach to community development. You will have the privilege of working closely alongside Anangu families and communities and get to experience an amazing landscape and part of the world.

You will receive a comprehensive orientation program as well as best practice supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel drive training. We also provide critical incident debriefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this, we offer above award remuneration, salary packaging benefits, generous leave entitlements to care for you and your family as well as a retention bonus. We also provide NPYWC accommodation and use of a company vehicle whilst travelling.

FURTHER INFORMATION AND HOW TO APPLY

To apply, click "Apply Now". Please complete the online application and submit both a comprehensive covering letter and resume.

For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Shabnam Mortazavi, Walytjapiti Team Leader on 08 8958 2306.

A position description is attached.

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