10 August, 2022

Yalka (Youth) Practitioner – New Position

Yalka (Youth) Practitioner – New Position

‘This position is an Identified Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander position only in line with ‘special measures’ under the Equal Opportunity
Act 2010 Section 12 example 1.’

Full time – 38 hours per week

Role purpose
The Yalka Practitioner (YP) role is a 3-year early intervention and prevention strategy for young Aboriginal people 10-21 involved with the
youth justice system (including those in the Dual Track System) and/or those at risk of entering the youth justice system.
The YP will provide culturally safe and effective services including activities, that identifies a young person’s strengths, enhances connection
to culture, builds resilience and self-esteem, and improves overall health and wellbeing. Using a “positive youth approach” the YP will
support our Night Patrol Program and work in partnership with a range of service providers including but not limited to The Haven,
Rumbalara Football and Netball Club (RFNC) and Academy Sport, Health & Education (ASHE).
You will play an integral role in providing culturally specific supports through working in partnership with agencies to support individual
clients, families and community. Your responsibilities will include but not limited to exploring individual client’s cultural connections and
engagement in cultural activities through the preparation of an Aboriginal Cultural Support Plan (ACSP).

What you need to apply?
• Knowledge and understanding of the Victorian Aboriginal Community, including the local Aboriginal community, both society and culture
and the issues impacting on community.
• Cultural knowledge and experience in delivering culturally sensitive activities, and appropriate information and activities
• Knowledge and awareness of the Youth Justice System.
• Applicants who are currently studying and/or have experience in a similar role are strongly encouraged to apply.
• Evidence of your Covid-19 Vaccination Status
• Current Working with Children’s Check and a satisfactory police check
• Driver’s license, without restriction

• SCHADS Award Level 3-4, $67,268 – $77,577 Annually (depending on qualifications and/or experience)
• 10.5% Superannuation with choice of fund
• Salary Packaging is a benefit of $15,900 available for Part or Full Time Employees
• Access to free and confidential Employee Assistance Program
• Professional development opportunities
• Potential for relocation allowance
• Christmas bonus day and NAIDOC day
• Laptop and mobile phone
• Where possible, flexible work arrangements

The successful applicant will be subject to reference and background checks including National Police Check.

For further information or to apply, please email: mary.dean@raclimited.com.au or visit https://rumbalara.org.au/careers/

Your application must include:

Your current resume, and a cover letter outlining the key selection criteria