Aboriginal Support Worker

Guthrie House Co-operative

Applications Closing: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 09:59

The 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 once a week and chair the Cultural Inclusion working party. The role will be required to work 24 hours per week during business hours.


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Category: Care & Support Work
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Alcohol & Other Drugs, Housing & Homelessness, Women
Employment basis: Part-time
Job Location: Inner City 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:

    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
    • 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 and ability to liaise, network and work in partnership with other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
    • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to work independently and unsupervised.
    • Efficient oral and written communication skills;
    • Demonstrated ability to manage challenging situations and clients, to prioritise and organise a busy workload and meet deadlines.
    • A current First Aid Certificate
    • A current C Class NSW Drivers licence
    Position Description: Download position description
    Contact details
    Contact Name: Joanne Naylor
    Contact Email: 02 9564 5977
    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: 17th January 2020 at 10am.


    Date posted: 17 December 2019

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