The Department for Child Protection is looking for Aboriginal Practice Leaders to enhance our essential service delivery and support DCP staff by sharing expert social work and cultural knowledge. There are multiple roles available across metropolitan Adelaide and regional South Australia on a full-time ongoing basis.
The role is responsible for:
- Mentoring, coaching and working with office staff to ensure case management processes and decision making are consistent with statutory requirements, DCP Practice Approach and Aboriginal Child Placement Principle.
- Facilitating cultural wellbeing and support meetings with Aboriginal staff within the office or region to identify cultural practice themes and issues.
- Effectively engaging in clinical cultural supervision with the Aboriginal Lead Practitioner as well as regular regional leadership meetings with the Regional Director and Practice Leaders.
- Leading awareness of cultural issues as they relate to Aboriginal children, young people and families.
- Undertaking research on current innovative cultural practices and tools that can assist in overcoming barriers and cultural biases.
To be successful in this role you will have significant experience in providing high quality evidenced based and culturally appropriate social work practice to children, young people, their families and carers. You will also have demonstrated leadership qualities such as engaging and motivating staff to achieve practice excellence.
The role requires you to have a clear and sophisticated understanding of the range of issues and systems affecting Aboriginal children and young people requiring care and protection, including their families and carers.
You will also have experience providing cultural and reflective supervision in a child protection and Aboriginal context and a demonstrated ability to model and promote reflective practice.
If you are seeking a rewarding challenge and the opportunity to drive service reform and directly contribute to better outcomes, then apply now.