Intensive Family Support Service Manager

Job No: 108693
Location: Katherine

  • Leadership opportunity for a Social Worker or Psychologist - join this established Community Controlled Health Organisation

  • Truly rewarding position focusing on community development & empowerment!

  • Highly attractive base salary circa $102,921 - $115,267 + super, salary sacrificing options, generous leave & more!

  • Please note: Previous applicants need not apply.

About the Organisation 

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation is a Community Controlled Health Organisation.

The Sunrise approach involves community people taking part in controlling their own health. Everything from financial management and governance, staff selection and service delivery priorities are directed by the organisation's Aboriginal Board and Community Health Committees.

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation works in partnership with Northern Territory PHN (NT PHN), who provide support services to health professionals and organisation across the Northern Territory. NT PHN offers support and assistance to eligible nurses and allied health professionals who are relocating to the NT for the purposes of employment.

About the Opportunity

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation has a rewarding opportunity for an Intensive Family Support Service Manager to join their dedicated team. This position is based in Katherine, however a large amount of time will be spent within the Ngukurr community, where accommodation will be provided for any overnight stays.

The primary purpose of this role is to provide Intensive Family Support Service (IFSS) assessment service interventions and counselling-related services. This includes home-based and community-based intensive services targeted to reduce child neglect, with a focus on improving parental skills and how to provide better care for children.

You will step into this position with the aim to build on and improve the existing program, rather than creating a new program from scratch. Your ultimate goal will be to develop key strategies in order to evolve the program to a point where the delivery of the service provision is transferred wholly to a local and sustainable community level service delivery model. 

Some of your key responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Managing the IFSS Program including budgets, reporting and data analysis;
  • Accepting referrals and undertaking assessments, developing plans and delivering services/activities for clients who have been referred to the program;
  • Ensuring effective health promotion delivery and improved program outcomes;
  • Providing advice to support, manage, direct and up-skill IFSS staff;
  • Liaising regularly with senior elders for strategic or program issues; and
  • Acting as an effective conduit between the Federal Department of Social Services (DSS), NT DCF, the Primary Health Care Manager, the Ngukurr Community and its service provider agencies.

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About You

To be considered for this role, you must have a background and qualification in Social Work, Mental Health Social Work or Psychology, while a background in Child Protection or working with disadvantaged groups will be highly regarded.

Previous experience working with children and their families is essential, as is experience working within Aboriginal communities.

Sunrise is seeking an individual who can display the initiative, discretion and cultural sensitivity needed to support and drive this important program. You will be comfortable living in a remote environment and working under Aboriginal management and control. The ability to build capacity of both staff and the community will be critical to your success in this role.

In addition, as you'll be providing in depth support and clinical guidance to your reports in adverse and high pressure situations, strong leadership skills and demonstrated clinical experience at a supervisory level is required.

About the Benefits

This is an incredible opportunity to work closely with, and build the capacity of, a remote Aboriginal community in order to improve their health and wellbeing.  

Your dedication will be rewarded with a highly attractive base salary circa $102,921 - $115,267 (based on skills and experience) plus super.

You will also have access to a wide range of benefits including:

  • 6 weeks leave per year;
  • Up to 10 days study leave;
  • Access to company vehicle for work-related travel;
  • Laptop and Phone;
  • Accommodation for any overnight stays while working in the communities;
  • Salary packaging options up to $15,899 per year.

Working at Sunrise Health Service and living in the Katherine region has lifestyle benefits that are unique to the Northern Territory. With the Katherine Gorge on your doorstep and an incredible outdoor lifestyle on offer, combined with some of the best fishing in the world, the Northern Territory is the place to be to make the most of life’s adventures.

Don't miss out on these unique opportunities in which you can truly make a difference - Apply Now!

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About Us

Established in 2003, we are proud to be the second largest Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation in the Northern Territory. Headquartered in Katherine, just a short three-hour drive from Darwin, we extend our services to nine remote communities to the east of Katherine, catering to a population of approximately 3,800, predominantly Aboriginal, with a focus on early detection and management of chronic illnesses.

At Sunrise Health, we believe in the holistic approach to healthcare, as reflected in our organisational plan - the Sunrise Way. Our dedicated staff collaborates closely with the Board, communities, and management team to provide comprehensive family-based services that not only address medical needs but also the social determinants of health.

Sunrise Health Service Aboriginal Corporation