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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 first 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 fulfil  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.

Transition Coach

Join our Home Stretch WA team as a Transition Coach! We’re looking for empathetic, resourceful, non-judgmental, and culturally aware individuals who are passionate about empowering young adults aged 18-21 as they transition out of foster care. No matter your background, if you’re driven to make a difference, we want to hear from you.

Our team of dedicated transition coaches are committed to walking alongside Aboriginal youth and supporting them to achieve their goals. Every day as a Transition Coach is  unique. With a caseload of just 12, our coaches can focus on what truly matters to each young person they support. Here’s what some of our young people have to say about Home Stretch WA and their coaches:

  • My coach helped me get family trees and with knowing more about who I am and more about my culture
  • Home Stretch helped me get my licence, a FIFO job and helped me find accommodation when things broke down at home
  • My coach helped me get a stall at a NAIDOC week celebration to help me display my Artwork for the first time. I sold many pieces and have orders for more!
  • Home Stretch helped me find a job that I love. Working on this land has been really healing for me, at lunch I lie on the sand and look up at the sky and feel so good
  • Home Stretch filled a void in my life teaching me essential life skills and helping me connect with culture and country

This role is for you if you…

  • Find fulfillment in making a difference in people’s lives
  • Are a good listener, empathetic, resourceful, non-judgmental, and culturally   aware
  • Enjoy working in a dynamic environment where no two days are the same
  • Have experience in youth work or community outreach, social work or case management.

As an Aboriginal organisation, providing Home Stretch to Aboriginal young people, Aboriginal applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.

 Essential criteria:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and the ability to work with Aboriginal young people, communities, and families.
  • Demonstrated experience in engaging and building strong relationships with and motivating ‘at risk’ Aboriginal young people.
  • A thorough understanding of the barriers and difficulties facing Aboriginal young people with experiences of out of home care.
  • Ability to be innovative and flexible, work independently, demonstrate initiative and work effectively under pressure.
  • Ability to assist Aboriginal young people to develop independent living skills.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Organisational skills to prioritise tasks and manage time effectively.
  • Demonstrated behaviour management, conflict resolution, advocacy and negotiation skills.
  • Willingness to work across the local region on regular outreach: working in the client’s home, in local community centres and any other venue where a young people may require support.
  • Ability to work in a team and to work collaboratively with others.

Applications close Monday 1July 2024

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Nurturing our children to flourish