Manager Adult Specialist Support Services - 12 Month Parental Leave Cover

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Manager Adult Specialist Support Services - 12 Month Parental Leave Cover

Job Description

The position of Manager Adult Specialist Support Services is to take up a lead role in the development, coordination and service delivery of three small Programs: Forced Adoption Support Service (FASS), Find & Connect Support Service (FCSS) and Redress Scheme Support Service (RSSS); each holds high social significance within Australian recent history.


·         Tertiary qualifications in, Social Work, Psychology, Community Development or another relevant field.

·         Knowledge of the historical context of the Forced Adoption Support Service, the Find & Connect Support Service, Redress Scheme Support Service, and the issues and experiences of people who are eligible for each service.

·         Knowledge of current theory and practice relating to trauma informed counselling including knowledge of the impact and effects of childhood trauma on adult functioning.

·         Prior knowledge of working with individuals and families where complex trauma is a pressing issue.

·         A strong commitment to supporting the development of culturally sensitive and accessible services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients and organisations.

·         Ability to work and communicate effectively with a wide range of people from different cultural backgrounds and to respond sensitively and appropriately to people in a variety of situations.

·         Experience coordinating other professionals within programs who directly deliver the support services such as counselling, warm referrals and case management.

·         Experience in liaising with external agencies, coordinating programs, and operating within a political environment/framework.

·         Proven experience in stakeholder and community engagement, education and development skills.

·         High level of interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.·     


·         Registration or eligibility for registration as a Social Worker or Psychologist.

For further information go to Applications should be forwarded to and include a Cover Letter, current CV and at least two referees. To discuss the position further please call Crystal on (08) 8923 4999.

Applications close 0900am Monday 9th March 2020. Please note – option to interview on application.

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander peoples and people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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