Aboriginal Community Engagement

Aboriginal Community Engagement

Job Title: Aboriginal Community Engagement
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Sydney - Parramatta & Western Suburbs
Reference: 3087004
Contact Name: Chloe Barton
Contact Email: Chloe@beaumontpeople.com.au
Job Published: June 15, 2020 17:46

Job Description

Aboriginal Community Engagement
Beaumont People are excited to partner with Survivors & Mates Support Network (SAMSN) who are a not-for-profit organisation that supports male survivors of child sexual abuse, along with their family and friends.

Join a passionate and experienced team who provide a trauma informed approach in its groupwork programs, individual support and counselling, community engagement and peer support.

This is an exciting time to come onboard as you will have the opportunity to contribute to the organisations ongoing commitment and development of a Aboriginal Engagement Strategy to provide SAMSN services that are culturally safe and responsive to Aboriginal male survivors, their families and communities.
Full time, perm role based in Parramatta with the opportunity to travel to regional and rural communities.
In the role of Aboriginal Community Engagement Worker you will be part of a small Aboriginal workforce within SAMSN team to:
    • Liaise and collaborate with Aboriginal communities in a culturally appropriate way to enable further understanding of the needs of Aboriginal male survivors, their families and their communities
    • Develop partnerships and meaningful relationships with key services and community stakeholders, building capacity and supports to respond to Aboriginal male survivors and their families
    • Ongoing development of SAMSN’s Aboriginal Engagement Strategy in collaboration with SAMSN team, SAMSN guys and their communities
    • Provide information and support to male survivors and their supporters in accessing key services such as SAMSN’s eight-week groups, planned support and access to the National Redress Scheme
    • Provide education and training about the impacts of childhood sexual abuse, SAMSN and its services.
To be successful in the role of Aboriginal Community Engagement Worker you will need;  
  • A qualification in related community or human services discipline
  • Be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander heritage under section 14(d) of the NSW Anti- discrimination Act 1977, with knowledge and experience of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture
  • Knowledge and understanding of the dynamics and impact of child sexual abuse across the lifespan of a person.
  • Willingness and capacity to travel to regional and rural communities.
  • Ability to network and work collaboratively with a wide range of people to establish and maintain strong and trusting relationships with individuals with complex needs, their families and the community.
  • Unrestricted NSW driver's licence and be open to undertaking pre employment checks including WWCC and national police check
  • Understanding of community development principles and practice with experience in a similar Community role.
Benefits to you
  • Join a diverse, inclusive and flexible work environment.
  • Internal regular supported supervision
  • Opportunities for grow and professional development.
  • Attractive above award remuneration package
If you are looking for a diverse role where you can make a real difference to survivors and their supports and families then this may just be the role for you. Apply today and submit your resume and a short cover letter expressing your interest in this role.

For more information, please get in touch with Chloe on 04 2616 1985 or email chloe@beaumontpeople.com.au

   This role is advertised without a closing date, all applications will be reviewed as they are received so please send your application through A.S.A.P.