Bimberi Residential Services is seeking an experienced, committed and suitably qualified person to temporarily fill (with possibility of permanency) the Family Engagement Officer role. This is a designated position in accordance with section 42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.
The Family Engagement Officer is designed to assist with the engagement of young people and their families and to promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander practices and perspectives, in the day to day functions across Bimberi Residential Services. The role also is involved in promoting initiatives and developing innovative approaches to meeting client and program needs. The successful applicant will have an opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team to ensure a holistic statutory service response to all children and young people, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people. They will engage and liaise with a range of internal and external stakeholders including young people, their families, community agencies, government services, legal representatives, courts and tribunals. The suitable applicant will also have experience in working with families and stakeholders and a desire to work within a management team that is committed to providing positive outcomes for young people. The role is focussed on delivering the best possible outcomes for children and young people through responsive client services underpinned by trauma informed best practice. The Family Engagement Officer will support the provision of quality care, support and welfare services, developmental and rehabilitation programs for clients, provide leadership and promote a commitment to the delivery of services and support systems for residents. Bimberi Residential Services focuses on delivering child-centred, evidence-based and developmentally appropriate, human rights compliant support to children, young people and their families. It is comprised of Bimberi Youth Justice Centre (BYJC) and Narrabundah House Indigenous Supported Residential Facility (Narrabundah House). BYJC is a human rights compliant youth detention facility. The Centre provides safe and secure accommodation for young people between the ages of 10 and 21 years, who are remanded in custody or sentenced by the ACT Childrens or Supreme Courts. Narrabundah House provides supported accommodation to young men, aged between 15 and 18 years old. Both facilities operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Family Engagement Officer will be required to work Monday to Friday standard business hours. Eligibility/Other Requirements: This is an identified position and only open to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. This is consistent with Division 3.2, Section 27 of the Public Sector Management Act. You may be required to provide a Confirmation of Aboriginality before appointment to this position. Essential qualifications and experience: • Current Drivers Licence. • Experience in a range of IT business and office applications, including Microsoft Office would be desirable but not essential. Desirable qualifications and experience: • Qualification in the behavioural sciences, social work or related disciplines highly desirable. • Demonstrated outcomes and previous experience in this area will be highly regarded. Please note, a Working with Vulnerable People registration is required. Selection will be based on application, psychometric, police check, medical/fitness assessment and interview. Educational, suitability and professional qualification checks may be carried out prior to employment.
ASO6 position temp for 6months with a view to permanency.
How to Apply: Applications are sought from potential candidates that should include; • supporting statement addressing each of the criteria should be limited to 400 words per criteria: and a • current curriculum vitae should also be included. 1. Engagement • Consistently displays high quality customer service principles and attributes to internal and external clients including the demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and service providers 2. Communication • Well-developed written and oral communication skills, including interpersonal and liaison skills. 3. Resolves Problems • Works through challenges to achieve outcomes. 4. Works Efficiently • Works efficiently in a challenging environment to deliver outcomes. 5. Leadership of Self and Others • Employs and role models effective self-management and leadership of staff to professionally deliver a service. 6. Understands Legislation and Policies • Understanding of and ability to embed in practice the core responsibilities and principles underpinning relevant legislation and policies. For further information go to: https://www.jobs.act.gov.au/