Family Wellbeing Support Worker (Identified)

Posted September 2, 2021

We are seeking multiple Family Wellbeing Support Workers to deliver exceptional services to our remote communities, Normanton, Doomadgee & Normanton. These positions can be based in Lower Gulf Communities, Normanton or Mount Isa.

The Family Wellbeing Service is funded by the Department of Child Safety, Youth and Women and operates as an integrated unit of Gidgee Healing. The goal of the Family Wellbeing Service is to strengthen cohesion and capacity of families to raise healthy children to achieve their full potential and to address identified gaps in prevention, early identification, care coordination and family enhancement for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families where there is a heightened vulnerability. Family capacity building is achieved through the application of intensive, customised support and coordination of care for families and networks of care around the child; along with practical services and supports to build the knowledge and strength of families to provide the environment needed to optimise the health and wellbeing trajectory for children.


Position Summary:

Facilitate vulnerable Aboriginal and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families access and engagement in the Family Wellbeing Service and to provide:

  •  the practical services and supports to build knowledge, strength and capacity of their families and to provide the necessary environment to optimise the trajectory of health and wellbeing of all members of the family unit; and
  • the delivery of support in a manner which ensures meaningful engagement of the person in all decision making, with a bias toward building individual capability to participate in and lead the coordination of their own support.


Selection Criteria:

  •  Demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and their families including an understanding of the holistic needs of the client, their family and their community.
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health services and the issues facing these organisations.
  • Ability to work as part of an inter-professional team, including knowledge and understanding of the roles and contributions of other professionals.
  •  Demonstrated effective verbal and written skills with particular emphasis on interpersonal communication skills, confidentiality and record keeping
  •  Demonstrated ability to take direction, determine priorities and manage own workload in order to meet agreed timelines and objectives
  •  Demonstrated computer literacy with experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Acrobat, email and the internet, and the ability to rapidly learn new systems. Qualifications / Experience
  •  Certificate IV in Child, Youth and Family Services or Community Services and/or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health and/or relevant equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and families, including work with children, young people and parents/carers, and experience in community engagement/development and/or group work
  •  Demonstrated experience in working in a case management role.

Practical Requirements:

  • Current C Class Drivers Licence (QLD) – essential
  •  Satisfactory police check – no serious Criminal/Court record
  • Current Blue Card (working with children and young people) or willingness to apply for a Blue Card
  •  Willingness to work flexible hours as required, including the requirement to travel, work and stay overnight for up to several days at a time in remote areas.
  •  Willingness to travel by road and small planes

To submit and application for this this exciting opportunity click APPLY! or if you require furthermore information on this position please call Recruitment Officer, Jacquita Chong on 0459 907 022 or email jchong@gidgeehealing,com

Please submit your application by close of business Wednesday 8th September 2021.

Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander Applicants strongly encouraged to apply!!