External Employment Opportunities

Tiddas Program Coordinator

Whitelion is a non-profit community organisation working with young people who are at risk and
disconnected from the community due to abuse and neglect, drug addiction and poverty. Whitelion
opens doors to opportunities, relationships and community for these young people. It gives them the
chance to ‘break the cycle’ through role modelling, mentoring, employment, housing support and
indigenous programs, outreach services, and prevention programs run in rural and metropolitan
schools in disadvantaged communities. We are currently seeking a qualified and motivated Program
Coordinator to join the Bundji Bundji Team at the Minajalku Centre in Thornbury and MAYSAR in
Fitzroy.

Some of the positions responsibilities include:

  • Engage at-risk and disconnected Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth and link them into
  • local services
  • Promote healthy lifestyles and positive life choices for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • youth that are on your case load
  • Encourage community engagement and participation
  • Work towards the reduction of the extent and incidence of antisocial and criminal behaviours
  • Encourage and support young people to link into employment and education
  • Undertake a variety of administrative tasks including case notes, client monitoring forms and
  • other tasks as directed by the Aboriginal Services Manager

To be successful in this role you will require a relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Work,
Psychology, Social Science or related areas and/or demonstrated relevant employment experience. You
will also be required to undergo a criminal record check and hold a current Working with Children’s
Check. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Salary is based on experience plus employer superannuation contributions of 9.5% and 17.5% leave
loading. Salary packaging is available. Applicants should provide a resume and completed Key Selection Criteria to Lorna O’Dwyer at lorna.odwyer@whitelion.asn.au. Please note, applicants who do not address the Key Selection Criteria will not be considered. 

For a copy of the position description please see attached, go to www.whitelion.org.au or for further information contact the Aboriginal Services Manager, Thelma Austin on 0488 096 047.

Applications close at 5pm on Thursday 25th September 2014.

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Street Outreach Worker - Wyndham

Open Family Australia / Whitelion We are currently seeking a qualified and motivated Street Outreach Worker to join the Street Outreach Team based in Hoppers Crossing.

Some of the positions responsibilities include:

  • Make contact with and provide individualised assistance to OFA / WL target group of young people within the designated operational area
  • Provide case management and conduct regular evaluations of individual outcomes for the target group
  • Establish good networking relationships with community service groups and other key stakeholders relevant to OFA / WL target group, for the purpose of assisting these young people to lead healthier and happier lives
  • Compile regular activity reports and keep statistics and other client information as required/directed

To be successful in this role you will require a relevant tertiary qualification in Social Work, Youth Work, Psychology, Social Science or related areas and/or demonstrated relevant employment experience. You will also be required to undergo a criminal record check and hold a current Working with Children’s See below for more details. To be considered for this position applicants will need to provide a resume and completed response to key selection criteria. Resumes need to be sent to Lorna O'Dwyer via Lorna.ODwyer@whitelion.asn.au.

Applications close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday 16 September 2014.

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Support Facilitator - Partners in Recovery

Working with the Victorian Aboriginal Health Services (VAHS), the role of the Support Facilitator (SF) will be part of the Partners in Recovery Program (PIR). The PIR aims to support consumers with a severe and persistent mental illness, who also have many needs to access services and supports from multiple services.

The role of the Support Facilitator is to coordinate, facilitate and maintain access to the required services for identified clients by working collaboratively with a range of Aboriginal and Mainstream organisations, including primary health care providers to ensure provision of multiple services to consumers with complex needs.

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Project Officer (PaCE Project)

A contract opportunity exists for a project officer with Crossroads Youth and Family Services. Responsibilities include: consulting with the Indigenous community, with elders, parents and carers, other adults and Indigenous young people with organisations that deliver services to Indigenous young people and adults in relation to access to the education system for Indigenous young people and their parents; and using the consultation information to develop and document a Parent and Family Engagement Strategy to support Indigenous student learning in the City of Hume.

For additional information please contact Robyn Kennedy 0400 958 022 or Nik Filips 0437 248 522

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Medical Receptionist - Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative

The Medical Reception position is responsible for the day to day operations of the clinical sessions, providing quality support for clinical staff to enable the smooth processing of patients through the BDAC Medical Services.

This frontline position is responsible for;
a) the provision of administrative services to support clinical service delivery to clients
b) Provide a courteous and professional receptionist response to all callers and visitors to BDAC.

The emphasis of the working environment is one of teamwork and the position will include participating in a multi-disciplinary environment. The Medical Receptionist position works closely with GPs, Nurse, Community Health Program Manager, Aboriginal Health Workers, General Reception and Clinical Support Staff.

The BDAC Medical Clinic provides a range of specialist services for clients based primarily in the Greater City of Bendigo, including Wellbeing, Counseling, Referral, Maternal Health, Pediatric Clinic, Transport and Specialist consultancy to GPs and Health Professionals.

The Medical Receptionist Position is based at the BDAC office (Forest Street). 

See the flyer below for more details, or contact Shane McLennan: shane.mclennan@bdac.com.au or 5442 4947.

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Project Manager, Vulnerable Children - Bendigo & District Aboriginal Cooperative

The Vulnerable Children’s Project Manager will work closely with the BDAC –Koori Maternity Services and other key organisations to improve access to antenatal care for Aboriginal women and families within the Bendigo Loddon Region resulting in better health outcomes for babies and decreased notifications to Child Protection. 

To achieve this aim the position will work alongside Aboriginal Health Workers, a Paediatrician, General Practitioners, Nurses, Bendigo Health Maternity Services, and the Bendigo Community Health Service (BCHS) Maternal Child Health Nurse.

Partnerships with key agencies such as St Luke’s Child First and Placement Prevention services, Bendigo Health, BCHS, Centacare and Centre for Non-Violence will be important to ensure the success of the Project.

The position will aim to expand and develop the delivery of client services in a culturally appropriate manner and ensure best practice and continuous improvement processes are instilled into the ethos of all aspects of service delivery to clients.

See the flyer below for more details, or contact Shane McLennan: shane.mclennan@bdac.com.au or 5442 4947.

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