Outreach Case Managers – Pukatja / Amata (2 Positions)
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was founded by and is led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region. It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.
NPY Women’s Council follows strong values and high principles that guide our work. We provide a comprehensive orientation program, best practice supervision, professional development that includes vicarious trauma training, 4WD training, first aid training and more, as well as free and confidential counselling services to support you.
We understand what it takes to live and work remotely, especially if you are relocating from interstate. That’s why we offer relocation assistance, pay for hotel quarantine fees and offer two weeks paid accommodation upon arriving in Alice Springs. We also have above award salaries with an additional $6,375 in salary packing benefits and a retention bonus of $1,056. Not to mention that by living and working in one of our remote communities, OCM’s can save up to $25,000 a year on living expenses.
About The Team
The NPY Women’s Council’s Youth Service works with children and young people (aged 10-25) and their families living in the NPY region. The Youth Service model is based on four key components: Case Management, Leadership and Education, Youth Diversion and Recreation, and Advocacy.
About The Role
The primary function of the Outreach Case Manager is to support kinship carers in the APY lands. Based remotely and providing holistic and intensive case management, you will offer placement stability support to both carers and children placed in their care. Additionally, you will work alongside Anangu families to identify and locate potential carers and support them through SA Department of Child Protection’s (DCP) assessment process. Family scoping activities will be integral to the role and will include the use of genograms and other mapping approaches.
You are passionate about working with children and young people, with a willingness and capacity to listen and learn. You have high energy and are committed to working alongside Anangu. You have values that closely align with our guiding principles and are resilient, driven and strong in relationship building. Relevant experience in youth work and exposure to remote Indigenous communities is valuable.
This is a unique chance to work for an organisation that takes a grassroots approach to community development. You will live, work and build lasting relationships within a remote community and get to experience an amazing landscape and part of the world.
Support kinship carers and families across the APY lands to meet the needs of children in their care through providing trauma informed case management. This includes developing a case plan, reviewing and assessing progress and case note recording.
Conduct family scoping activities alongside Anangu community members and support them to be assessed as carers with DCP. This includes family mapping activities such as developing genograms.
Provide education, training, advocacy and practical support to carers. This will include communication, coordination, liaison and referrals with other NPY Women’s Council (NPYWC) Programs, community health services, clinics, child welfare agencies, and other human service agencies operating in the NPY region, ensuring that the strengths and needs of the family have been assessed.
Develop and maintain partnerships with relevant organisation staff such as Aboriginal Legal Services, Police Services, Child Protection Departments Workers
Provide appropriate advocacy for carers and children to have access to culturally appropriate support, education, resources and services so that personal development and self-worth of clients is promoted.
Support community and regional based initiatives that will ultimately help improve the quality of life, health and safety of clients.
Administer and maintain accurate records, data collections and reports as required by the funding.
This includes client case file management; workshop statistics; filing of meeting minutes; administration of Emergency Relief and brokerage funds; and reports to team meetings, the CFWS Manager, NPYWC Directors and Communities.
Working in a Malparara (together / side by side) partnership with an Anangu (Aboriginal) worker.
Be responsible for the maintenance and accountability of vehicle and project equipment.
Attend and provide reports to NPYWC Directors, General Meetings and other meetings as required.
Attend training courses as required.
Other reasonable and lawful duties as directed.