Development Coach – Aboriginal Consultant and Cultural Planning

Job No: Berry3360
Location: Shepparton

  • Shepparton location
  • Full time fixed term position until Tuesday, 30 June 2020
  • Salary package equivalent up to $93,000pa (inclusive of base salary – SCHCADS Level 5, super and salary packaging)

For over 140 years, Berry Street has adapted to a changing world, and we will continue to adapt to achieve our purpose. We believe children, young people and families should be safe, thriving and hopeful. Our Vision for 2022: Together we will courageously change lives and reimagine service systems. We look forward to working with children, young people, families, carers, staff and partners to achieve this vision. Together.

The Opportunity

In recognition of the needs of young people leaving the OoHC system in the Goulburn Area, Berry Street in partnership with the Department of Health and Human Services, have committed to a project that will improve and enhance support Cultural Planning designed to better prepare young people for their transition to independence. This will be achieved via service delivery utilising a suite of resources within a Case Support, Mentoring and Cultural Planning framework.

Key Responsibilities

You will work with other professionals to actively engage with these highly vulnerable young people providing flexible, innovative outcomes that address the barriers faced by young people who have been in the care system.

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About You

The ideal candidate will have knowledge in one or more of the following areas;

  • Aboriginal local resources and networks
  • Residential Care
  • Home Based Care
  • Community and social welfare programs
  • Education and learning, including vocational education

You will have experience providing individual case development/development coaching, outreach and the provision of information that supports young people into training and employment as part of their leaving care plan.

You will hold a tertiary qualification in youth, welfare, social work or related field.

The Benefits

  • Additional salary packaging available for meals/accommodation.
  • Flexible work arrangements and generous leave conditions.
  • Access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP), including access for staff members’ immediate family.

How to Apply

Applications including resume and cover letter addressing your suitability for the position to be submitted by 11pm on Monday, 16 December, 2019.

Queries to Anita McCurdy, Acting Senior Manager of Specialist Adolescent Care Program on 03 5822 8100.

Please Note; the successful applicant must hold or be able to obtain a valid WWCC and undergo a National Police Check prior to employment.

Berry Street is committed to being a child safe, child friendly and child empowering organisation. In everything we do we seek to protect children. We are committed to the cultural safety of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children; children from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds; children with a disability; children who identify with a sexual and or gender minority identity. We aim to ensure every individual is treated with dignity and respect regardless of their cultural background, ability, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, spirituality or religion.

Comprehensive reference and background checking will be undertaken, including a Working with Children Check and police check. Aboriginal people; people from culturally and/or linguistically diverse backgrounds and people with a disability are encouraged to apply.




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