Social and Emotional Wellbeing Worker

Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation

Applications Closing: Friday, February 14, 2020 - 17:00

KBHAC is funded to offer Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) support to KBH survivors, their families and descendants. We are looking for a passionate individual to join our team as the SEWB Worker in the KBHAC Kin-Connect Program. In this role you will provide counselling and support to KBH survivors and KBHAC members who have been affected by forced removal or its intergenerational impacts. Some travel across Sydney, NSW and interstate will be a requirement of this position.

The SEWB Worker is part of the Kin Connect Program and is responsible for:

  • Providing direct support, counselling and case management to KBH survivors, their descendants and families who have been affected by forced removal or the intergenerational effects of forced removal.
  • Assist with the planning, research and organisation of the KBHAC Kin-Connect Program, under the direction of both the KBHAC Kin Connect Program Manager and KBHAC Coordinator.
  • Establish and maintain effective communications with KBHAC members around KBHAC Kin Connect gatherings and activities; and
  • Undertake required day to day operational administrative duties

KBHAC offers a flexible, supportive and friendly work environment and an attractive remuneration package including salary packaging options.

The position is a full-time role (38 hours per week).
The salary is calculated under the SCHAD Award rate Level 5 (Approx $79,800 - 82,500 + 9.5% super)

This is an Aboriginal identified position. Aboriginality is a genuine qualification for this position and is authorised by section 14a of the Anti-Discrimination Act, 1977.

Category: Care & Support Work, Community Development, Psychology & Counselling, Social Work
Field: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander, Family, Children and Youth, Mental Health & Counselling
Employment basis: Full-time
Job Location: Sydney CBD, Inner City Sydney
About us

Kinchela Boys Home Aboriginal Corporation (KBHAC) is a survivor led Aboriginal community controlled organisation established to help restore and reconstruct the identity, dignity and integrity of Aboriginal men who were forcibly removed from their families and put into the Kinchela Boys Home (KBH), and to address the intergenerational trauma that adversely impacts on the lives of the men’s families and descendants.

KBHAC has developed a unique survivor led approach to its governance and healing described as:
Survivor led – an approach to organisational governance and practice built on and informed by the guidance and unique insights offered by survivors and which, contributes to the social and emotional wellbeing of survivors, their communities and cultures. The KBH survivors own their stories and healing, leading from a place of self-determination.

Position details
Other Information:

Successful candidates are required to complete pre-employment screening including a National Police Check and a Working With Children check.

Position Description: Download position description
How to apply

If you are interested in this rewarding and challenging opportunity please email an application addressing the selection criteria in the Position Description and your CV to

Date posted: 10 January 2020

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