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  • This position is ideally for a First Nations person
  • Based in Darwin. This position will provide outreach services to West Arnhem, working and living in remote communities, and work with families in Darwin First Nation communities. 
  • Competitive remuneration, plus generous salary packaging benefits.
  • Full time until 30 June 2024 (extension subject to funding).

About Us

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life.

About the Job

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Lead will support the delivery of social and emotional wellbeing across the region, supporting all First Nations children aged 0-8 and their families through:

  • The development and implementation of a range of early intervention and prevention strategies which promote positive mental health and social and emotional wellbeing outcomes
  • Providing a broad range of culturally safe and responsive interventions that address the mental health needs of Aboriginal children, young people and their families
  • A social and emotional wellbeing environment in Children’s Ground that promotes First Nations wellbeing practices and knowledge.
  • Contribution to a Children’s Ground’s Wellbeing strategy for the social and emotional wellbeing of staff.

About You

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing Lead will have relevant qualifications and experience working with First Nations communities and an understanding of the effects of colonisation, disempowerment and intergenerational trauma.

You will be able to demonstrate the achievement of successful holistic outcomes for children and their families through your working within a trauma informed practice framework.

To be successful in this position, you will need to be creative and flexible with the ability to engage and empower First Nations communities to identify their strengths and needs and to develop plans and delivery of services accordingly.

Ideally, you will be a First Nations person.

How to Apply

Please apply via Seek where you will be asked to upload your response to the key selection criteria in the position description and your current resume.

Your pitch should tell us more about who you are, what you are passionate about, what interests you about the role and why you may be a good fit for Children’s Ground and this position, along with your current resume.

Selection Criteria in the position description will guide how to frame your pitch and will provide a sense of the content of an interview.

Applications close at 5pm on Wednesday 2nd August 2023.

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Position Description

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