Ramahyuck District Aboriginal Corporation (RDAC) was established as an Aboriginal Community Controlled organisation in 1992 to improve the social, health and economic outcomes for Aboriginal people. RDAC is a leading provider of primary health care and related social and family support services to Aboriginal people and communities across Gippsland. RDAC’s services are provided at the following locations: Sale, Morwell and Drouin. RDAC’s services include: general practice; health assessment and education; dental, audiology; chronic disease management; drug and alcohol counselling; child and family services; child and maternal health; home and community care; immunisation and vaccinations; social and emotional wellbeing support and counselling; allied health; client transport and corporate services; child care service and Aboriginal Best Start program
About the role
- Full time – Fixed term 2 year
- Based in Morwell
- Salary will be dependent on qualifications
This position is responsible for supporting the development, endorsement, implementation, and review of cultural plans for vulnerable Aboriginal children and young people living in out-of-home care. The role will support the development of cultural plans by care teams, assessing and providing support where needed, and recommend cultural plans are endorsed. This includes reviewing cultural plans and working with care teams to ensure they are of a suitable standard and address the cultural needs of vulnerable Aboriginal children and young people. The Senior Advisor works collaboratively as a senior practitioner with the Chief Executive Officer and senior managers to provide effective service delivery and support to child protection and other agencies. The position will also support child protection practitioners and contracted case managers in the implementation of contemporary methods, systems and approaches to enhance the capacity of care teams to better respond to Aboriginal children and young people. The Senior Advisor will have a lead role with local child protection and mainstream agencies to increase the awareness of, and participation in Aboriginal cultural activities by Aboriginal children and young people. This will include contributing to the development, implementation and maintenance of the cultural information portal.
Requirements for the role
- Minimum Diploma in Community Services or relevant field
- Current Victorian Working With Children’s Check
- Satisfactory criminal history check
- Satisfactory pre employment drug & alcohol screening
Benefits and perks
- Enjoy working within a community based organisation and a supportive and friendly team.
- Further your career working in a regional setting close to rivers, ocean and mountains.
- Salary packaging benefits available, including general PBI salary sacrifice and meal entertainment.
- Work for a well-respected not-for-profit organisation that is developing some exciting projects and is in a growth phase.
- Professional development opportunities.
How to Apply
Applications will be shortlisted as they are received, interviews will happen immediately.
Due to the nature of this role, applicants are required to be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. This is a genuine occupational requirement for this position, which is exempt under Section 14 of the Anti-discrimination Act
Please Note: It is mandatory for the successful applicant to hold a current Working with Children Check and be prepared to undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to commencement. Ramahyuck employees are required to either be fully vaccinated against Covid19 or have a medical exemption.