August 10, 2018

Support Worker – Cultural (Identified)

Location: Anglicare SQ – Children & Families – Roma, QLD

About the Position

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this role to identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, under S25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

Anglicare’s Children & Families have a long history of providing family and children support services, including family intervention, foster and kinship care, counselling, relationship support and much more. We provide Fostering, Residential and Semi-Independent services to children and young people with complex support needs, who are not able to live with their own family and are living in out-of-home-care.

We are currently looking for a Support Worker – Cultural to work across multiple programs, delivering practical supports to clients in line with their individual intervention, support or care plans. This is a part time role (3 days per week), based in Roma and covering the surrounding region. There will be a strong focus on supporting non-Indigenous foster carers and staff to better understand the needs of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children in care and to respond in a holistic way that considers family, spiritual, community and individual needs.

This role is located in Roma, Western Queensland NOT Roma Street, Brisbane.

About You

Offering a background in child, youth or family support, you will have a passion for cultural awareness and a focus on the best possible outcome for children. Your abilities will include:

  • Support services to vulnerable children & families and an understanding of the impact statutory systems can have
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, and identify with this heritage
  • Experience in culturally sensitive intervention strategies with families caring for children at risk of, or in, statutory care
  • Development of meaningful connections for children of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island heritage to their family, community, country & culture
  • A dedication to providing support, training and advice to non-Indigenous Foster Carers and staff to develop their cultural understanding
  • Assisting to implement relevant cultural plans and journeys for young people and their family

Your ability to work effectively as part of a care team will be coupled with:

  • Exceptional communication skills including the capacity to relate effectively with management, staff, carers, children and their families
  • A ‘can do’ attitude and proactive approach to problem solving and creating successful outcomes
  • Respect for the confidentiality of all parties and an understanding of each child’s individual journey
  • A willingness and enthusiasm to couple with statutory child protection services, and other external stakeholders to provide best outcome
  • Strong time management, prioritisation and collaboration skills, with experience of working to deadlines in a changing environment

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • It is a genuine occupational requirement of this role to identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, under S25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld)
  • A Certificate IV in Child, Youth & Family, Community Services, Youth Work or similar. A relevant degree would be beneficial
  • First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • A valid Blue Card (Working with Children)
  • A current Queensland Driver Licence and the ability to work flexible hours which will include mornings, afternoons, evenings and weekends

What We Offer

Anglicare is committed to building a highly skilled workforce, assisted by a dedicated management team. We support our staff with learning and development initiatives, an employee benefits program and progressive human resources management strategies, and are recognised as a leading employer in the non-profit sector. You will also enjoy:

  • The chance to make positive and productive changes in the lives of vulnerable children and youth
  • Significant and ongoing personal reward and the opportunity to support and guide others to a stronger cultural awareness
  • A management and leadership structure in a rewarding and safe workplace that promotes excellence
  • Part time hours and the option to increase your take home pay with salary packaging

How to Apply

Show Your Interest

Apply now and be rewarded with a position that directly and positively influences the quality of life for our clients; working within an organisation that values your professional contribution and personal well-being. Anglicare is committed to building an inclusive and diverse workforce and encourages applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, those from cultural and linguistically diverse backgrounds, LGBTIQ+ communities, people with disabilities and people with a lived experience of mental health issues.  We promote a child-safe environment and are committed to providing on-going care and protection.

It is a genuine occupational requirement of this role to identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander, under S25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

Position Description


For further information please contact

Helen McLeod on 07 4620 4030

Applications close Friday 24th August 2018

 Shortlisted applicants will be asked to complete a Pre-Employment Assessment that requires disclosure of pre-existing injuries, illnesses or conditions that could reasonably be aggravated by performing the duties of this position.

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