By becoming a SNAICC member you join the chorus of Australians speaking up for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and families. SNAICC is only as strong as our membership; the more members we have, the louder our voice can be! For $200 a year, you or your organisation will be our first point of contact for policy and other input and receive exclusive free access to SNAICC’s complete online resources, training and conference discounts, print copies of the SNAICC newsletter and annual reports and voting rights.
SNAICC membership is available in two categories, which have been tailored for both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations (‘Members’) and mainstream organisations / individual supporters (‘Associates’). To qualify for Membership your organisation must be an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander entity which works for childhood development, safety or wellbeing. An Associate Membership is for individuals or non-Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander entities working for childhood development, safety or well-being. Associates don’t have voting rights.
Please contact us or subscribe to the SNAICC e-Bulletin to learn of work, volunteer and other opportunities at SNAICC.
- Are you passionate, experienced, skilled and committed to working with and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities?
- Do you believe in creating a more socially-just society and promoting their rights, needs and aspirations?
- Do you want to work with an organisation that is proudly Aboriginal-community-controlled, representing the interests of Aboriginal and Torres Strait children and families?
- Do you have experience and relevant qualifications working in areas such as policy, training, resource development, communications and community engagement within this sector?
SNAICC’s staff is a diverse team of people from a variety of backgrounds with a range of skills and experiences, all of whom work together in co-operation and mutual respect.
We offer a range of benefits when working with us, including:
- Salary Packaging ($15,900 tax free salary component and additional meals entertainment / accommodation & venue hire subject to Government regulations)Leave loading
- Generous personal leave and cultural leave provisions
- Flexible work arrangements – including variations to start/finish times, part-time hours
- Bonus day-off during Christmas period
- Team Cultural Days
- A well-being program
- Professional and personal development opportunities.
SNAICC strongly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to apply for positions at SNAICC.
Volunteers and interns
SNAICC hosts volunteers and interns on a regular basis, and has a growing network of pro bono community partnerships contributing to SNAICC’s work.
SNAICC greatly appreciates the input of interested people and organisations looking to join the SNAICC community and willing to volunteer their skills and time. SNAICC particularly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contact us.
SNAICC recognises that every volunteer brings a wealth of personal, professional and educational experience, and we will make every attempt to match a volunteer’s skill set with an appropriate volunteer opening.
We have hosted volunteers from a variety of backgrounds with diverse skills, including in administrative support, social work, public health, law, anthropology, media, social science and accountancy. The time commitment for volunteers and interns has varied from ongoing commitments of a few hours a week through to three-month placements.
We are unable to provide any financial support for volunteers or interns at this time. Please note that all volunteers and interns are required to hold or obtain a current Working With Children Check and a current Police check. For voluntary positions, these are free.
SNAICC hosts student placements on a regular basis, supporting a growing network of pro bono community partnerships contributing to SNAICC’s work. We are actively seeking interested Masters students looking to undertake a final-year placement with the SNAICC team. Consult the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander liaison or the placement officer at your tertiary institute to organise a final-year placement. SNAICC particularly encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to contact us.
What to expect
SNAICC’s wide range of project and policy work means that tasks that students may undertake will vary considerably. However, an example of tasks students have undertaken include:
- attending meetings and visiting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander services
- assisting children’s self-publishing workshops
- researching and literature reviews on mental health
- researching and writing briefing papers on Indigenous children’s rights
- researching and producing fact sheets on the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander child and family sectors
- policy work with a focus on early childhood and child and family welfare
- presenting at staff professional development seminars
- providing IT support, including assisting with the development of an intranet and internet video conferencing
- library cataloguing support
- assisting with conference and event planning
- assisting the redrafting of SNAICC’s constitution
- assisting with competitions
- grant and application writing
- administrative support, including mailouts and taking meeting minutes
- editing and proof reading
- drafting staff contracts
- assisting with SNAICC’s accounting and financial work
- drafting media releases
- drafting ethics and intellectual property guidelines
We are unable to provide any financial support for students at this time, however, some tertiary institutions (for example, the University of Melbourne) provide stipends through internship programs. Potential interns should consult with their relevant faculties at their universities. Course credit for placements should also be arranged by potential students with their relevant faculties at their universities. Please note that all students are required to hold a current Working With Children Check and a current Police check.
Keep an eye on this section for other ways you can get involved.