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Cultural Support Worker - Mid North Coast

Location:
Coffs Harbour  
Employment Type:
PP - Part-time Permanent  
Department:
Aboriginal Services & Support
Salary:
SCHADS Level 5 $42.94 up to $44.89/hr+sup+salpac

POSITION VACANT – Cultural Support Worker - Mid North Coast NSW

This is a great opportunity for an individual with strong cultural expertise to provide high-quality support plan strategy to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families within CASPA, based in Coffs Harbour on a part-time basis, involving approximately 4 days per week.

ABOUT THE ORGANISATION

CASPA Services Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of specialised care services to support complex trauma-based needs for children, young people and families, people with disability, and people with mental illness. Our programs include Therapeutic Intensive Residential Care, Intensive Family Preservation, Therapeutic Foster Care, Restoration, and other associated care types, we are a registered NDIS provider and operate a social enterprise Maintenance and repairs business. As a growing and diversifying organisation, we have approximately 600+ employees working in communities across NSW, Queensland, and the Northern Territory.

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our young people to ensure we can support each individuals need and wants. We value equal employment opportunity and encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As a Cultural Support Worker you will be responsible for the provision of supports that successfully develop resilience, empowerment, and maintenance of connections to family, community, and culture for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, and their families. The role is designed to successfully enhance and build a strong sense of identity and overall wellbeing for these individuals, while strengthening knowledge of and connection to culture through effective cultural consultation, cultural planning, and advocacy.

We are looking for someone with extensive experience working with children and young people who have experienced trauma and whose values align with ours:
'Inspiring People to Thrive.'
 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Play a pivotal role in ensuring that Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander children young people receive high quality culturally appropriate care and cultural guidance
  • To facilitate the creation of a culturally appropriate and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people across CASPA programs
  • Develop and consult on Cultural Support Plans for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
  • Support our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people to develop a strong sense of identity and maintain their connections to their culture, their family and community
  • Develop and maintain effective relationships with other agencies, services, networks and supports that exist in the community and utilise these to support, inform and create cultural connectedness for children and young people in care
  • Provide culturally appropriate information and support to all CASPA staff
  • Meet administration, report writing and compliance responsibilities
  • Contribute to a proactive and positive team culture.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Evidence of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander decent
  • Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by children and young people in Out of Home Care (Foster Care and Intensive Therapeutic Care)
  • Ability to work within a team environment and able to work independently
  • Tertiary qualification in Human Services or related discipline or equivalent relevant experience
  • Extensive knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in contemporary society
  • A demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people
  • Desired - Accreditation and/or experience delivering evidence-based parenting programs to families

Working with Children and Criminal History Checks are requirements for all child related employment at CASPA.

BENEFITS

  • CASPA actively supports staff to have a healthy work life balance
  • Free gym membership to support your wellbeing as well as a fully established team of therapists and clinicians for your personal wellbeing support
  • Access to internal and external training opportunities and workplace mentoring
  • Great professional development opportunities for those who want career progression
  • An Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
  • Competitively paid at SCHADS Award Level 5
  • As a not-for-profit organisation, our employees are able to take advantage of salary packaging to receive up to $15,900 of their salary tax-free, as well as additional meal and entertainment benefits
  • Growing organisation with great career opportunities

HOW TO APPLY

Please submit your application via the CASPA Careers page.

Applications will be assessed as received. A comprehensive induction and Therapeutic Crisis Intervention training will be provided upon commencement.

To ensure that your application is reviewed, include a current Resume, together with a Cover Letter that outlines your suitability to work with traumatised young people.

For further information please visit CASPA's Careers page at https://caspacareers.connxcareers.com