About BDAC

Bendigo and District Aboriginal Co-operative provides a range of health, wellbeing and family and community services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community members on Dja Dja Wurrung Country.  

The Position

The Intensive Family Support (IFS) Program will support families to consider the changes that need to occur for children to remain safe in their own homes. The position will provide intensive outreach and in-home support to families in a safe and culturally appropriate manner.

The Case Support Worker will support and undertake tasks at the request of Program Manager and Case Managers. This is a great opportunity for those currently studying or working towards obtaining a Case Management position in this field.   

What we are offering

  • Competitive salary (commensurate with skills and qualifications)
  • Part Time, 30.4 hours per week (Mon- Fri)
  • 12 month Contract (extension possible)
  • Access to Salary Packaging
  • 10.0% Superannuation

Key Responsibilities

  • Respond to requests for support as appropriate in collaboration with case managers and management,
  • Support case managers to provide supports to families in a timely and efficient manner,
  • Provide administrative support to the Intensive Family Support team,
  • Keep accurate and complete records of your work activities in accordance with legislative requirements and relevant policies,
  • Establish and maintain healthy working relationships with internal and external service providers, case managers, families, and children.
  • From time to time under the direction and supervision make referrals for families.
  • Undertake tasks related to program brokerage such as purchasing items and delivering to families
  • Attend and arrange, where required client related meetings
  • Undertake client related administrative tasks
  • Develop, maintain and strengthen existing linkages with all programs at BDAC.
  • Other duties as required by your Program Manager and/or Director

Key Selection Criteria 

  • Must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • Professional approach with a good work ethic and a positive attitude in working with people and families,
  • An ability to work with vulnerable families in a flexible, non-judgmental and holistic approach to provide support to team
  • Demonstrated capacity to effectively communicate with organisational staff and management and external stakeholders
  • Ability to manage competing demands in a structured thoughtful manner.

Your skills and experience

To be considered for this role, you must have: 

  • Well-developed Microsoft Office skills in Word, Excel and Powerpoint
  • Well-developed priority and time management skills
  • A community Services discipline or equivalent (or currently studying in the sector). (preferred)

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 5pm, Wednesday 8th December, 2021.

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 please see the Position Description available at bdac.com.au, or contact our human resources team on (03) 5442 4947, or send an email through to [email protected]

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.