Case Worker – Intensive Family Support Program, Walytjapiti

Applications close November 1, 2020

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

  • Permanent full-time
  • January 2021 commencement
  • Relocation assistance provided

The Walytjapiti (caring for family together) Program’s vision is for Anangu families to remain healthy and positive about the future.  To live in strong and independent communities where there is increased socioeconomic equality, children are in school and adults are meaningfully engaged.  These are communities where people are proud of their cultural identity, celebrate its rich and dynamic nature and raise happy, healthy children.

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.

We are now recruiting for a Case Worker to become part of the Walytjapiti team.  If successful, you will work with families and children in various remote communities in Central Australia, who are at risk of child protection intervention, working to support and strengthen families in order for children to remain safe, happy and protected in their families and communities.  You will have a background in Social Work, Early Childhood or Community Development and have experience in managing a caseload.  Working with trauma informed frameworks or the ability to adopt those practices would be desirable.

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.  This is an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, another culture and grow professionally at the same time.

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 a generous remuneration package.  You will receive an above award salary, salary packaging benefits, 30 days of annual leave, 15 days of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus.  We also provide NPYWC accommodation and use of a company vehicle.

  • To apply please complete the online application form and submit both  a comprehensive covering letter and resume.
  • To view the full position description, please click here.
  • Closing Date: Sunday, 1st November, 2020.
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Shelagh Woods, Child and Family Wellbeing Services Manager on 08 8958 2395.