Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker

  • Utilise your strengths in child and family health and strong connections within the ATSI communities to make a difference
  • Working with Mums-to-be and family to promote maternal child and family wellbeing

About Nunkuwarrin Yunti

Nunkuwarrin Yunti, the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide aims to promote and deliver improvement in the health and wellbeing of all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their families in the greater metropolitan areas of Adelaide and regional areas to advance their social, cultural and economic status. The Organisation places a strong focus on a client centered approach to the delivery of services and a collaborative working culture to achieve the best possible outcomes for clients.

The Program

The Australian Nurse Family Partnership Program (ANFPP) involves nurses and Aboriginal Family Partnership Workers working in partnership with women who are pregnant with an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander baby and their families. It is a program of sustained and scheduled home visiting that begins during the pregnancy period and continues until the child is 2 years old.

The Opportunity

An Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker is integral to the success of the ANFPP.  Your will play a large part in the cultural acceptance of the program within the community, achieving this through engaging Community leaders, advocates and sponsors in program activities and initiatives. In addition, you will support women continuing engagement in the program and work in partnership with Nurse Home Visitors to deliver the program.

About the Role

The Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker position is integral to the successful implementation of the ANFPP. The primary role included and not limited to is:

  • Contribute to cultural acceptance of the program within the community, including engaging Community leaders, advocates and sponsors
  • Support women to engage and remain engaged in the program and work in partnership with Nurse Home Visitors to deliver the program
  • Provide advice and assistance on a broad range to cultural issues to ensure observance of appropriate cultural protocols and maintenance of culturally safe services for participating mothers and their families
  • Help facilities communication with internal and external stakeholders to establish and maintain appropriate referral pathways for women, children and their families
  • Contribute to ongoing development and adaptation of the Program for the local Community and at a National level, including ongoing development of the Aboriginal Family Partnership Worker role

Importantly, you’ll be able to demonstrate experience in supporting Aboriginal individuals and families, and will be driven to improve the health outcomes in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. You will have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal societies and culture, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people. You will have knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal societies and culture, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people.

To Apply

Please note: A current SA Driver’s Licence and the ability to drive in the course of work activities is a requirement of this role. Employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check.

Please click here to view a full position description.

Please forward your CV, a Cover Letter and Application Form (click here). Candidates who do not complete and submit the Application Form, Cover Letter and CV will not be considered further for this position.

We encourage and thank all applicants for their time, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Should you have any queries or for further information please contact HR via hr@nunku.org.au

Due to the nature of this role, applicants from an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander background are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please note applications close by COB 31 January 2020.