46675, Several

Family Group Conference Facilitator
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 29 February 2020

Classification: Child and Youth Protection Professional Level 3
Salary: $98,414 - $103,427 (up to $108,305 on achieving a personal upgrade) plus superannuation
Position No: 46675, Several
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 14 February 2020
Contact Officer: Maria Kanellopoulos on cypsrecruitment@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 6968

Details: The Family Group Conference Facilitator is responsible for the management and facilitation of Family Group Conferences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families involved with Child and Youth Protection Services. This will be done through working in collaboration with Case Managers, children, young people, their families and relevant agencies.
The position will be required to work closely with all people involved in the Family Group Conference process to ensure a structured and supportive approach is undertaken. This will enable families to develop a family plan to keep their child safe, strong and connected to family, culture and community.
The role requires the application of compliance with the relevant provisions of the Children and Young People Act 2008 and other legislation to consider the child protection issues and determine outcomes in the best interests of children and young people.
Female applicants are encouraged to apply. Being female is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s 34(2)(i) of the Discrimination Act 1991 (ACT) as the duties of the role will include culturally sensitive functions of the role such as prenatal work which may on occasion incorporate/include ‘women’s business’. The position is located within the Cultural Services Team and have the support of an Aboriginal Practice Leader.
Eligibility/Other Requirements:
Essential qualifications and experience:
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. in Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare, Social Science or related discipline.
  • Experience in facilitation of groups / Mediation i.e. training, chairing meetings, group counselling sessions.
  • Proficiency in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture.
  • At least three years practice experience working with children, young people and their carers or families.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.
Desirable qualifications and experience:
  • Diploma or relevant tertiary qualifications in Human Services or Community Services is highly desirable.
Note: This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested. Permanent and temporary opportunities are available.  An order of merit may be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future permanent and temporary identical vacancies over the next 12 months.
How to Apply: Applicants are to address and provide a written response to the Selection Criteria located in the Position Description and provide a current curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees.
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