It’s the people who make it possible
Become part of Yorganop
At Yorganop we all come to work with the goal of giving children a safe and nurturing environment to grow.
As Western Australia’s only Aboriginal foster care agency, Yorganop plays an important role within the community. But we don’t do it alone. We work in partnership with government agencies and our community of carers across WA.
“Our goal isn’t simply about ensuring no Aboriginal child is left without a loving home. It’s also about helping every child fulfill their potential; to empower Aboriginal children and families to strengthen. In culture, community, and self.”
Joining Yorganop means walking alongside this goal and playing your part – the one that only you can.
We are currently recruiting
Cultural Practice Lead
About the role:
As the Cultural Practice Lead, you will support Yorganop to provide culturally safe services to children, young people, carers, families, communities and stakeholders.
Key Responsibilities include:
- Ensuring culturally secure, trauma informed practices are understood across the organisation
- Developing genograms of all children and young people supporting them to grow strong in their cultural identity
- Implementing, monitoring and evaluating the Cultural Supervision Framework and practices
- Supporting the development of Life Story Books for all children and young people, focusing on the cultural aspects of the Life Story Book. This includes cultural connections, language, and community information
- Actively seeking opportunities to provide cultural consultations across the organisation to ensure cultural is at the forefront of decision-making.
- Providing information and advice that supports Yorganop’s Cultural Framework to be embedded across the organisation
- Work with children, carers and Case Managers to prepare annual Cultural Support Plans for all children in Yorganop’s care
- Actively seeking opportunities to enhance culture across the organisation and improve the organisation’s cultural fitness
- Ensuring consultations, plans, documents, research, and other records are maintained and recorded on Yorganop’s systems
- Assisting in the development of promotional activities in conjunction with the marketing team
- Supporting the development of cultural training and delivering this training as required
Aboriginal Cultural Consultant
This role is Part-time (4 days per week)
- Provide specialist advice and cultural knowledge to the Department of Communities (the Department), which will enable a broader and more comprehensive scoping of family to identify culturally connected placements and enhance cultural support planning.
- Implement the Aboriginal Representative Organisations (ARO) pilot and be actively involved in the evaluation of the pilot program.
- Work collaboratively with the Department including being co-located at the Armadale District Office on a part-time basis.
- Identify and locate Aboriginal family members who can provide support and care to the child.
- Explore with families (when consent is given) their wishes and ideas for alternate care in a collaborative discussion with or without the Department.
- Provide formal and documented advice, which includes the importance of strong connection to Aboriginal culture, community and family when making decisions in the best interest of the child.
- Undertakes case contact notes and completes appropriate documentation and other necessary administrative procedures.
- Provide regular reports and status updates to key stakeholders as required.
- Ensure all service actions are culturally appropriate, respectful, sensitive, and work to build relationships and connections with Aboriginal people and communities.
- Ensure a data-driven approach and work to ensure there is a high-performing culture across the service.
- Develop, facilitate, and maintain partnerships across all stakeholders.
- Ensure that approaches to the service is person-centred, strengths-based, and trauma informed.
- Communicates the service’s vision and directions to key internal and external stakeholders and undertakes a change management role in building the understanding of all stakeholders.
- Ensure flexibility in approach, adapting to changing needs as appropriate.
- Uphold high standards relating to service delivery to ensure alignment with contractual requirements, therapeutic framework, service delivery models, and evidence-based practice.
- Respond to and resolve complaints.