Aboriginal Support Worker - PT

Guthrie House Co-operative

Applications Closing: Monday, September 23, 2019 - 00:00

Your role:

As the Aboriginal Support Worker you will work closely with our Indigenous resident’s providing cultural consultations to the casework staff as well as case plan support ,client assessment and advocacy, facilitation of a cultural group per week and chair the Cultural Inclusion working party.  The role will be required to work 3 business days per week – 24 hours per week.


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Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Housing & Homelessness, Women
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner West Sydney
About us

Guthrie House is a not-for-profit transitional service that supports women 18 years and older and their babies.  The women that we work with have a history of alcohol and other drug abuse and current involvement in the criminal justice system.  They are homeless or at high risk of homelessness.


We operate 7 days a week, 24 hours a day in a residential setting providing case management and drug and alcohol support. In the last financial year 68% of our women were Indigenous Australian Peoples.

Position details
Essential Selection Criteria:

Selection Criteria

To be successful in this role, you will need:

This is an Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander identified position which is a genuine occupational qualification and is authorized under section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

This is a Female identified position.  Guthrie House considers being a woman is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under s 31 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977


  • Relevant qualifications in or working towards Diploma in Alcohol and Other Drugs, Mental Health, or other community services field
  • A current C Class NSW driver’s licence
  • Experience working in a community based organisation and/or with women involved in the criminal justice system
  • Demonstrated knowledge of issues significant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, especially those who have been incarcerated;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services;
  • Demonstrated ability to liaise, network and work in partnership with other services;
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised.
  • Knowledge and understanding of relevant legislature such as Anti-Discrimination and Work Health & Safety requirements as well as privacy principles and client confidentiality as applied to the Health Sector.
  • Efficient oral and written communication skills;
  • Efficient computer skills in the Microsoft Office suite of applications;
  • Knowledge of and commitment to Harm Minimisation principles, such as use of pharmacotherapy.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage challenging situations and clients, to prioritise and organise a busy workload and meet deadlines.
  • A current First Aid Certificate
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Contact details
Contact Name: Jo Naylor
Contact Email: info@guthriehouse.com
Contact Phone: 95645977
How to apply

For further information or to apply for this position, please contact Joanne Naylor on 02 9564 5977 or via info@guthriehouse.com.


Applications that do not address the selection criteria will not be considered. Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check.


Applications close: 23rd September 2019 at 10am

Date posted: 29 August 2019

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