Aboriginal Child Mentor

  • 1 x Full Time
  • Fixed Term
  • Nowra

Working alongside the Community Development Officer and Child/Family Therapist, the Aboriginal Mentor will provide day-to-day mentoring within a school setting, conduct community consultations and support participants and their families/ carers to engage in cultural development and awareness activities, counselling, art therapy, family therapy and mediation.

APPLICATIONS CLOSE:
26 August 2019

PURPOSE OF THE POSITION 

The Aboriginal Child Mentor is responsible for providing mentoring and support to Aboriginal children participating in the Aboriginal Child Mentoring Program. The program, through the provision of counselling, mentoring and advocacy, aims to work within local primary schools to build resilience, empowerment and overall increase the wellbeing of Aboriginal children, including supporting the development of healthy-concepts of Aboriginality.

Working alongside the Community Development Officer and Child/Family Therapist, the Aboriginal Mentor will provide day-to-day mentoring within a school setting, conduct community consultations and support participants and their families/ carers to engage in cultural development and awareness activities, counselling, art therapy, family therapy and mediation.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Provide day-to-day mentoring and support to Aboriginal children between the ages of 5 – 12 years in targeted local primary schools to support appropriate behaviour, values and respect to develop healthy self-concepts about their Aboriginality
  • Establish effective working relationships with targeted local primary schools and key personnel, targeted local communities and relevant organisations
  • Advocate on behalf of Aboriginal Children at school and with parents, teachers and carers including building good rapport and maintaining open communication to ensure appropriate needs of participants are identified and supported. This may include assisting with family crisis situations relating to the young person where appropriate
  • Support participant’s connection with family and carers, culture and community, teachers and counsellors
  • Coordinate and conduct community consultation activities
  • Participate in team meetings and provide reports as and when required
  • Comply with SCMSAC Policy and Procedures regarding WH&S, EEO, and confidentiality ensuring that services are ethical, safe and comply with all legal requirements
  • Other duties as reasonably directed by the CEO, Senior Manager or Supervisor

REQUIREMENTS FOR ALL VACANCIES

Applications must address the key competencies (selection criteria):  For an Information Package containing position description, selection criteria and an employment application, please download above or contact Human Resources via email hr@southcoastams.org.au or call 02 4448 0200.

Preferred applicants will also be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain a new paid employee Working with Children Check (as required by the Act) prior to appointment with South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation.

Salary will be in accordance with the South Coast Medical Service Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2012 – 2015.