Program Coordinator (Strong Indigenous Families)

Program Coordinator (Strong Indigenous Families)

Wurli is seeking a Program Coordinator for our Strong Indigenous Families program. The program is 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 Strong Indigenous Families team will work collaboratively to deliver intensive family-focused case management to address behaviours often associated with domestic and family violence. The program will also provide trauma informed therapeutic service for Indigenous children who are affected by family violence.

This position is an ideal opportunity for a qualified Social Worker / Counsellor or other allied mental health professional to step into a program leadership role. We are seeking an individual with passion and the appropriate experience to join our team as the Program Coordinator in an endeavor to break the cycle of family and domestic violence. In this role you will be responsible for the operational implementation, delivery, monitoring, and reporting of the program, ensuring culturally appropriate services are designed and delivered. The Coordinator is also accountable for the daily supervision of the client service team in accordance with policies, procedures, standards, contracts and legislation.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate:-

  • An ability to coordinate a high quality service including service evaluation and development, program planning, and program policy and procedures.
  • Sound knowledge of Family and Domestic Violence including context, principles, philosophies, models and approaches.
  • Knowledge and understanding of Indigenous societies and culture, including issues effecting indigenous people in contemporary Australian Society and knowledge of Katherine and surrounding communities.
  • Sound leadership skills related to leading a small yet diverse staff team delivering services to families with children who are at risk of, experiencing or recovering from family violence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trauma informed case management.
  • Ideally possess qualifications and /or experience in the Social Work / Mental Health professions.

Key features of the role:-

  • Based in Katherine, Northern Territory
  • Works alongside a dedicated community services team and wellbeing unit
  • An ordinary working week of 37.5 hours; Monday to Friday
  • Relocation / accommodation assistance¬†options available for the successful candidate if eligible
  • Other benefits include:
    • six weeks annual leave plus leave loading per annum
    • one weeks paid special leave per annum
    • 15 days personal leave per annum
    • salary sacrifice arrangements available
    • training and career development opportunities including paid study leave provisions

For further details regarding this position please refer to the Position Profile _Program Coordinator_(Strong Indigenous Families)

Please ensure your application includes:-

  • a completed online Employment Application Form
  • current resume of curriculum vitae (cv)
  • a cover letter / email which provides a clear and concise overview of your ability to meet the key requirements of the role (prerequisites, qualifications / experience and competencies)

If you have any queries regarding this position or would like further information please contact a member of the Human Resource team on 8972 9129.

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