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Archdeacon Karen Kime


The Venerable Karen Kime is Archdeacon for Indigenous Ministries in the Diocese of Canberra & Goulburn and General Manager for Indigenous Services and Education for Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT. 

List of articles:

Reconciliation in Action: Supporting Indigenous Australians

Sat 23 May 2015

In Wagga Wagga an amazing program has been operating for several years, called `Aunty Jeans’. It is a program that supports the heritage, health and wellbeing of older Aboriginal people.

 

Remote Communities and the Right to Decide

Fri 13 March 2015

The Western Australian government has proposed to close 150 remote Indigenous communities because they are considered to be 'uneconomic.' KAREN KIME explains the significance of Country and why identity is not a 'lifestyle' choice.

 

You and your parish: Strategies for Cultural Awareness

Thu 20 February 2014

Raising Cultural Awareness within parishes can be tricky - after all, where does one begin?? The following strategies aim to facilitate a more informed congregation about the local Indigenous community and their heritage.

 

Stopping violence against women

Fri 3 May 2013

Domestic violence is increasing in Australia with Indigenous women and girls especially at risk. KAREN KIME argues leadership is required by our churches.

 

Domestic violence = poverty: Update from CSW57

Fri 15 March 2013

Domestic violence was high on the agenda at the UN's CSW57 in New York with research on the links to poverty, reports our rep KAREN KIME

 

Violence against women: update from CSW57

Fri 8 March 2013

KAREN KIME is curently attending the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW57) in New York. The CSW is a part of the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations.

 

Anglicare leaps forward on national Reconciliation

Sat 23 February 2013

A landmark meeting took place in Adelaide on February 15, with agreement that Reconciliation should be implemented across the national Anglicare network. At the present time, only a small percentage of its members have committed to such work, explains KAREN KIME

 

Embracing 20 years of National Reconcilation

Mon 21 January 2013

The movement towards National Reconciliation began with prayer 20 years ago. Today Reconciliation must be embraced by the whole of the Body, argues KAREN KIME so all congregations are equipped to be inclusive of the Aboriginal people that surround them.

 


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Latest Positions Vacant

  • CHURCH OF ST ANDREW, FORREST - MINISTRY ASSISTANT

    Are you an experienced Assistant with a background in Office Management?
    Working Environment
    The Church of St Andrew Canberra has a unique identity as a Christian Church in the ACT and aims to develop a Christian Environment to serve the Canberra Community.
    Your new role with in your new position you will provide administrative support to the Senior Minister and ministry team and manage the church office, mainly preparation of papers and publications. Working in a sensitive area of pastoral need you will be called on to assist with, assess and refer pastoral issues.

    What you'll need to succeed
    Demonstrated Christian commitment and previous experience working as a personal assistant and office manager with pastoral care understanding or a willingness to train.

    What you'll get in return
    The position comes with an attractive salary and employment package and opportunity to grow, with training opportunities.

    What you need to do now
    If you're interested in this role please contact David Buchanan, Deputy Clerk Church of St Andrew Canberra, to request application advice and position description.
    dbuchanan@netspeed.com.au
    Ph: 0450 96 20 82
    Position Description can be found on the Church’s website
    www.standrewscanberra.com
    Closing date for applications 13 February 2016

  • THERAPEUTIC SERVICES MANAGER Fixed Term – 12 Months

    Are you passionate about Out of Home Care (OOHC), therapeutic care models and providing the best outcomes for children and young people and their families?

    The Therapeutic Services Manager is an exciting new position within Anglicare which will provide expert leadership in the provision of high quality therapeutic services for children, young people, their families and carers, within Anglicare’s OOHC programs across NSW.

    Anglicare is a major community services provider across many locations in regional NSW as well as in the ACT, so this position will be based in Holt in the ACT but require regular travel to our NSW service locations.

    Salary package:
    Salary $100K+ negotiable, (total package also includes car and PBI benefits)

    We offer above award remuneration and generous salary sacrifice options are available under Anglicare's PBI status.

    Full-time – 76 hours per fortnight, initially for 12 months. Based at the ACT Holt office with regular travel to our regional offices in NSW.

    Applicants must obtain a Working With Children’s Check through the NSW Office of the Children’s Guardian and undergo a National Criminal History Check. Prior to any appointment applicants are required to undertake the psychometric profiling instrument – SafeSelect TM.

    The position description, including the selection criteria can be obtained from Anglicare’s website www.anglicare.com.au. For prospective employees, further information about Anglicare can be found by reading through the Online Induction package also found on our website.


    If you have any questions in relation to this position please contact
    Ann Ponsonby on (02) 6245 7148 or email ann.ponsonby@anglicare.com.au.

    If you have high level skills and experience in providing therapeutic services for children, young people and their families
    and are passionate about high quality services for children and young people in OOHC, then please send your
    resume and application addressing the criteria and key knowledge areas to Clare Thomas at:
    clare.thomas@anglicare.com.au

    by COB Monday 15th February 2016

  • Quality Standards Support Officer Part-time – WAGGA WAGGA

    Based in Wagga Wagga. Part-time – 24 hours per week - Fixed Term Contact until December 2016.

    An exciting position exists for a Quality Standards Support Officer working across portfolios within Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT.

    The successful applicant will support and promote best practice and consistency across Community Service Programs through monitoring and implementation of standards. The role will assist in the planning and implementation of project plans and participate in internal audit activities and preparation for accreditation.

    The successful applicant will have a minimum of three years practical experience in Community Services along with formal qualifications.

    A generous remuneration package is offered with salary packaging options available under Anglicare’s PBI status.

    Applicants must obtain a Working with Children clearance through the Office of the Children’s Guardian (NSW) and undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to an offer of employment.

    Prior to appointment, the successful applicant will be required to undertake the psychometric profiling instrument – SafeSelect TM.

    The Position Description, including selection criteria can be obtained from Anglicare’s website www.anglicare.com.au

    For any enquiries, please contact Carmel Swan, Quality Standards Manager on 0438837887

    Written applications addressing the key requirements of the position along with a comprehensive resume and details of two work referees are to be submitted to carmel.swan@anglicare.com.au by close of business Wednesday 17th February 2016.

  • EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT PART TIME - ANGLICARE

    Anglicare is a major community services provider across regional NSW and the ACT. We are seeking some-one who is interested in social justice and improving the lives of vulnerable people to join Anglicare’s Central Office team as a part time Executive Assistant.

    The position will provide administrative support to the CEO as well as some members of the Senior Management Team and be responsible for all aspects of general office management.

    The position is part time – negotiable between 2-3 days per week. Applicants must have prior administrative experience, well developed written and oral communication skills; a good knowledge of administrative procedures and a valid driver’s license. The salary includes generous salary sacrifice options available under Anglicare’s PBI status.

    Prior to interview, shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake the psychometric profiling instrument – SafeSelect ™.

    The position description, including the selection criteria can be obtained from Anglicare’s website www.anglicare.com.au. For prospective employees, further information about Anglicare can be found by reading through the Online Induction package also found on our website.


    If you have any questions in relation to this position please contact Ann Ponsonby on (02) 6245 7148.

    If you have had experience in a similar role and would like to apply for this position, please send your resume and application
    addressing the criteria and key knowledge areas to: ann.ponsonby@anglicare.com.au.

    Applications close Friday 19th February 2016.

  • Youth Workers – Residential Care - Sydney Casual positions

    St Saviours is an organization committed to professional service and delivering therapeutic care to see positive outcomes and achieve better results for the young people in our care. We are seeking professional individuals who are interested in joining our team as a “Casual Youth Worker” with the opportunity of Permanent Part-time positions.

    Primary Responsibility:
    To work with our Residential Care Teams supporting vulnerable young people who have experienced trauma and abuse through 24hour support programs. As part of the Residential Care Team you will be required to work with the young people to help build strength and to grow their resilience.
    This role desires the successful applicants, to work closely with Residential Care Teams planning and facilitating options based on the individual “young person’s” needs, through education, recreational activities, case planning and individual life skills. You will be able to support our young people with guidance including case management and advocacy as well as liaising with internal and external service providers.
    Key Selection Criteria
    · Tertiary qualifications in social work, community services or youth work minimum qualification Cert 3.
    · Minimum 2 years experience in successful coaching and mentoring young people in a Residential Care Service.
    · A sound knowledge of the stages of child and adolescent development along with interpersonal skills relating to behaviours exhibited in the context of past trauma and abuse.
    · Proven ability to respond to youth issues, knowledge and understanding of case management principles and experience in case work provision.
    · Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, demonstrating confidence in engaging young people with complex needs from a range of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
    · Ability to work in both a team environment and work independently.
    · A current full driver's license.
    · Must hold current Working with Children’s Check and undergo Criminal History Background check prior to appointment.
    · Must hold Valid First Aid Certificate or be willing to obtain.
    This is a great opportunity to join our passionate team at St Saviours who provide ongoing accredited training, development opportunities and clinical support to all staff.

    The Position Description, including selection criteria can be obtained from Anglicare’s website www.anglicare.com.au

    For all enquiries, please contact Bronson Faitau on 0408033475 or email bronson.faitau@anglicare.com.au.

    To apply, please submit applications to stsaviours.recruitment@stsaviours.org.au

    Applications close Friday 19th February, 2016

  • NATURE BASED EDUCATIONAL LEADER Calwell and Gordon Early Childhood Centres

    We require an Educational Leader to transform the pedagogical understanding and practice at Calwell and Gordon Early Childhood Centres. This is a full-time, noncontact position shared across the two centres. We are looking for someone who is passionate about nature based education and who likes dancing in the rain and looking for fairies under the trees.

    We see children as capable, competent and imaginative explorers who are able to drive their own learning through extended periods of uninterrupted play. We encourage the use of natural materials and loose parts to support children to facilitate their own learning.

    We use Talking and Thinking Floorbooks as a meaningful form of documenting children’s voices and learning. We believe in developing a community of learning and belonging for everyone and we strive for excellence under the National Quality Standards.

    If you have what it takes to engage children in a world of awe and wonder we are looking for you!

    Applicants will be highly motivated, innovative and be able to drive quality practices and programs. Previous experience in long day care is essential. Applicants must have a thorough working knowledge of the National Quality Standards and Early Years Learning Framework.

    We offer above award pay and conditions including generous salary sacrifice benefits are available under Anglicare’s PBI status.

    Applicants must obtain a Working With Vulnerable People clearance through the Office of Regulatory Services (ACT) and undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to an offer of employment.

    As part of the recruitment process, applicants will be required to undertake the psychometric profiling instrument – SafeSelect TM.


    The Position Description, including selection criteria can be obtained from Anglicare’s website www.anglicare.com.au

    For all enquiries, please contact Bec on (02) 6291 4396 or Jess on (02) 6294 7377.

    To apply, please forward your resume to either rebecca.burgess@anglicare.com.au or jessica.kelly@anglicare.com.au

    Applications close Monday 15th February 2016.

  • CASE MANAGER (Out of Home Care- Aboriginal) WAGGA WAGGA (Full Time)

    The Wanggaay Koori Out-of-Home Care Service is a partnership between Anglicare and Riverina Medical and Dental (RIVMED). This service provides culturally appropriate Out-of-Home Care case management to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people and their carers.

    We are looking for a competent, professional individual to join our expanding team. As a Case Manager, you will develop and implement case plans for children and young people in Out-of-Home Care. You will work with families, foster carers and other professionals to achieve the best outcomes for kids in care.

    The successful applicant will have experience working with kids with high support needs, demonstrated competencies in assessment and case management and excellent report writing skills. Tertiary qualifications and or relevant experience in a human services setting will also be essential

    Applications are sought form Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People pursuant to Section 14 of the Anti Discrimination Act 1977 NSW.

    Generous salary sacrifice benefits available under Anglicare’s PBI status.

    Prior to interview, shortlisted applicants will be required to undertake the psychometric profiling instrument – SafeSelect TM.

    The successful applicant will be required to provide a current Working with Children’s Check clearance number for verification.

    Please contact Carol Stevens on 69371555 or email carol.stevens@anglicare.com.au to obtain an information pack.

    Applications addressing the section criteria can be emailed to Tangerene Ingram at tangerine.ingram@anglicare.cpm.au by close of business Wednesday 24th February 2016.

  • CASE MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR Full time Position ALBURY

    Anglicare Riverina’s Out of Home Care (OOHC) Services provide a safe and nurturing environment for children and young people not able to live with their birth family.

    We are seeking a qualified, experienced, flexible and self-motivated person to lead our OOHC team. Located in Albury, this position is responsible for the support and supervision of a team of case managers and ensuring quality services for young people, their foster carers and birth families.

    The successful applicant will also have strong interpersonal and networking skills, excellent report writing skills and the ability to lead and work collaboratively as part of a team.

    A working knowledge of the OOHC sector in NSW and all relevant legislation is essential for this role and experience in the coordination of Out of Home Care Services for young people is desirable.

    Tertiary qualifications in a human services setting is essential, as well as a current drivers licence.

    Generous salary sacrifice options are available under Anglicare’s PBI status.

    Applicants must obtain a Working with Children clearance through the Office of the Children’s Guardian (NSW) and undergo a National Criminal History Check prior to an offer of employment.

    Prior to appointment, the successful applicant will be required to undertake the psychometric profiling instrument – SafeSelect TM.


    The Position Description, including selection criteria can be obtained from Anglicare’s website www.anglicare.com.au.

    To find out more about this position and to obtain an Information Pack, please contact Carol Stevens on (02) 6937 1555 or email carol.stevens@anglicare.com.au.

    Applications including a resume and cover letter addressing the key requirements of the position can be forwarded to Serena Griggs, OOHC Manager Anglicare Riverina at serena.griggs@anglicare.com.au

    Applications Close: COB 29 February 2016.

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