Caseworker – Link-Up SA

Contribute to a community program reuniting Aboriginal families impacted by removal

  • Rewarding work assisting Aboriginal people on their healing journey and rekindling connection to community
  • Keep your ideal work/life balance with family-friendly hours & extra leave entitlements
  • Some out-of-hours work, and travel throughout Australia to deliver reunions as well as intrastate community promotion activities
  • Convenient office located in Adelaide’s CBD
  • 12 month Contract Position

About Nunkuwarrin Yunti and the Link-Up SA Program

Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the foremost Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in Adelaide, South Australia, managed by an all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Board whose members are chosen by the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community.

First incorporated in 1971, Nunkuwarrin Yunti has grown from a welfare agency with three employees to a multi-faceted organisation with around 100 staff who deliver a diverse range of health care and community support services, with an aim to advancing the social, cultural, and economic status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Nunkuwarrin Yunti’s Link-Up Program aims to support and unite Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander individuals and families who were separated under Australia’s past government policies and practices including people identified as Stolen Generations, adopted, fostered or institutionalised. The Link-Up Team provides culturally appropriate services including family history research and tracing, reunification and counselling, as well as promoting community awareness on the impacts of forced removals.

About the Opportunity

Nunkuwarrin Yunti has an exciting opportunity for a Caseworker to join their Link-Up Team in Adelaide, South Australia, on a full-time basis.

Your primary purpose will be to provide culturally safe and competent support services to members of the Stolen Generations, their families and communities.

More specifically, this role will be responsible for:

  • Undertaking family history research;
  • Accessing relevant information from record repositories;
  • Maintaining client records and databases, including case notes and confidential files;
  • Maintaining working relationships with community groups, organisations, and agencies;
  • Coordination of reunions in consultation with clients, families, communities, counsellors and other state based Link Up services;
  • Participating in public speaking activities, community events and presentations; and
  • Contributing to the planning, monitoring and continuous improvement of the Link-Up SA Program

The successful candidate will hold a minimum of Certificate IV in Community Services, Casework, Mental Health, or similarly relevant field, with previous case management experience and demonstrated initiative and co-ordination skills.

You will have a comprehensive understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, as well as those issues relating to individuals who have been removed from their families and communities, either through forcible removal and institutionalisation, fostering, and/or adoption. This should include a knowledge of family tracing processes, and an awareness of the need for, and means of, maintaining confidentiality.

You must be competent in word-processing and database/microfiche software, and any experience in collection, collation, analysis, and interpretation of data would be highly desirable. Taking into account community kinship systems in your communication with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, you will have the ability to effectively relate, mediate, and liaise with agencies, self-help groups, and other Aboriginal organisations and communities.

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.