About BDAC

BDAC provides a range of specialist services for clients based primarily in the Dja Dja Wurrung including Health and Wellbeing services, Family and Community Services and Corporate services.

The Position

This is an exciting new role based in the Aboriginal Response Team in the Loddon Orange Door. The successful applicant will work with Aboriginal men and younger males, as well as fathers of Aboriginal children, coming through The Orange Door (TOD) for support around family violence and child wellbeing.

The role will work to support men to engage with services, including working collaboratively to transition men into programs run through BDAC, most commonly with the men’s practitioners in the Family Safety and Healing Program, as well as Family Services, AOD
and SEWB, amongst others.

The successful applicant will develop strong relationships across the service system in the Dja Dja Wurrung region to support the best service connection for men coming through TOD.

What We Are Offering

  • A competitive salary (depending on skills and experience)
  • Full Time hours
  • Ongoing role
  • Access to Salary Packaging
  • Workplace Flexibility

Key Responsibilities

Providing culturally safe and responsive support to Aboriginal men, young males and fathers/carers of Aboriginal children by:
• Co-working and providing daily specialist practice support for the Hubs staff
• Managing a caseload of complex and/or sensitive cases
• Operating with autonomy and accountability in supporting Aboriginal men, young people and fathers/carers of Aboriginal children.
• Working directly with the Men’s Practitioners in the BDAC Family Safety and Healing Program to promote effective transition from TOD to ongoing support for people who use violence (PUV), young males and fathers of Aboriginal Children needing family support.

Mentoring and developing Hub Staff in working with Aboriginal men, young males and fathers/carers of Aboriginal children:
• Building capability of Hub practitioners to deliver culturally competent responses to Aboriginal children, women and men, informed by cultural expertise, client experience and in line with the relevant practice frameworks and legislation
• Providing practitioners with relevant information and access to systems to support safe and effective responses to Aboriginal children and families as part of an integrated practice approach
• Modelling integrated practice approaches and behaviours integral to ethical clinical practice working with Aboriginal children and families
• Sharing practice knowledge on Aboriginal approaches to holistic healing and whole of family practices

• Building the cultural safety of the Hub and supporting choice and self-determination of Aboriginal people.
• Liaising with organisations and services within the Hub network in order to improve direct service issues for Aboriginal people accessing services through the Hub.
• Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and the Victorian Government’s, information security and privacy policies and requirements.
• Take reasonable care for your own health and safety and for that of others in the workplace by working in accordance with legislative requirements and occupational health and safety (OHS) policies and procedures.
• Other duties as directed by the Aboriginal Practice Leader and consistent with the overall goals and responsibilities of this position

About You

  • Must identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander
  • Must have a recognised Social Work Degree or Community Services qualification, and/or extensive relevant work experience.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community, advocating for culturally safe practice, preferably in the context of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families experiencing Family Violence.
  • Excellent Communication skills, to consult and liaise effectively with a broad range of people, Aboriginal and non Aboriginal, at all levels, to achieve broad project objectives and goals.

How to Apply

If this role sounds like the perfect opportunity for you, then please apply by providing your CV, and a cover letter entailing how you suit the role to [email protected] by the application closing date, at 5pm on January 26th, 2022

Mandatory Requirements

Should an applicant be the preferred candidate, background checks (Police check, reference check and Working with Children's Check) will be completed prior to the candidate’s employment being confirmed.

You must also be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to work at BDAC.

For more information about this position check out the Position Description found on our website, or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947, or email [email protected].

Please note: This is an Aboriginal Designated Position, classified under 'special measures' of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply