Community Engagement Support Officer

Community Engagement Support Officer

The Wurli Community Services team aims to achieve better outcomes in the early intervention, treatment and management of mental health and other social and emotional wellbeing concerns for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. The Wurli Community Services portfolio encompasses a range of programs incorporating culturally safe and holistic intervention, education and treatment, these include:-

  • The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Program ( Mental Health)
  • Alcohol and Other Drugs Management Program
  • Strong Indigenous Families (Family and Domestic Violence)
  • Katherine Individual Support Program; and
  • StrongBala Justice Program

The Strong Indigenous Families team currently have a vacancy for a Community Engagement Support Officer to join the team.  Strong Indigenous Families is a program designed to assist address family violence in Indigenous communities as part of the National Plan to reduce violence against women and their children. The Program is based on a whole family approach to address the causes of family violence.

The Community Engagement Support Officers role is responsible for the ongoing engagement and coordination of the relevant communities in the Strong Indigenous Families program throughout the provision of client liaison services, associated transportation and community participation in ‘Healthy Relationships’ workshops. Key service deliverables include:-

Build and maintains relationships based on trust, support and growth with eligible women, their families, team colleagues and community members.

Introduces the program to prospective clients and provides advice to the team on issues that may positively influence the client’s experience within the program.

Provide transportation services for clients for services as identified in the family safety plans

Provide cultural appropriate and interpretative support and assistant to clients, their family, the community and all other key stakeholders involved in the provision of Strong Indigenous Families program.

Support and encourage individuals, families and community to become involved in healthy lifestyle choices with a harm minimisation and harm reduction focus in relation to family and domestic violence

For further details regarding this position please review here Position Profile _Community Engagement Support Officer

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:-

  • An understanding of Aboriginal Culture relevant to Katherine town and local communities
  • Sound literacy skills including computer literacy
  • Current National Police Records Check and Working with Children’s Clearance
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s License

If you have any queries regarding this position please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 8972 9195.

To apply for this job email your details to hr@wurli.org.au.