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Advert - First Nations Community Engagement / Social Worker

(12-month contract – 30 hours per week

This is a work-from-home position

Do you love music? And want to help First Nations artists and music workers in need? 

Support Act is looking for a First Nations Community Engagement / Social Worker to help increase the number of First Nations artists accessing our crisis relief and mental health & wellbeing services.   

Support Act was established in 1997 by the Australian music industry to deliver crisis relief services to artists, roadies and music workers facing hardships due to illness, mental health problems, injury or some other crisis. This support can be range from assisting with daily living costs (e.g. rent and bill paying) to bringing comfort and dignity to people in the final stages of life. The Support Act Wellbeing Helpline service offers 24/7 professionally staffed telephone counselling to people in music (and the arts) with concerns about their mental health and wellbeing.

This newly created contract role is for 30 hours per week and will be split into 2 distinct but related areas – community engagement and social work. The position reports to the CEO through the National Welfare Coordinator, both of whom are based in Sydney. We are seeking a qualified social worker with relevant practical experience who is committed to delivering a high-quality service to our service users; and who is able to work with us to maximise our engagement with First Nations musicians and music workers throughout Australia. Empathy, resilience and the highest standards of professional integrity are essential, as well as an ability to work flexibly from home as part of a remote team.

This role will suit a First Nations candidate who is genuinely committed to making a difference in the lives of First Nations people working in the music industry. 

You can read the full position description here.

Applications close 24 July and must be submitted to: cmiller@supportact.org.au using the subject line: First Nations Community Engagement / Social Worker.

Your application should include:

•         A cover letter addressing the selection criteria

•         A current resume including your full name, postal address and contact number

•         Two of the most recent work-related referees stating names, positions and contact details 

For enquiries regarding this position, please contact Clive Miller on 0411 1010 052 or email cmiller@supportact.org.au.

All offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory National Police Check and provision of a current Working with Children Check.

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