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ABOUT SRAC

SRAC is a community organisation based in Penrith providing a range of programs to address the ongoing disparity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people. SRAC deliver NDIS and MAC services, Disability Advocacy, Aboriginal Community Outreach & CHSP social support services. We facilitate early diagnosis and early intervention of disability and/or at-risk behaviours, education, family supports, cultural connection and capacity building training and support services in an environment that fosters resilience and self-determination.

OUR STORY

Then known as ‘Sydney Regional Aboriginal Corporation Legal Service (SRACLS)’, our organisation was founded by Trevor Christian OAM in 1996 with funding from ATSIC to provide legal services at a regional level to what was recognised as the most disadvantaged and marginalised sector of the community. Uncle Trevor realised the massive over-representation of Aboriginal people in the criminal justice system, the disproportionate number of Aboriginal people in the prison population, and the critical importance of addressing underlying criminal justice issues facing Aboriginal Australia.  

 

In 2006, after funding for this service ceased, the Organisation became Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation (SRAC), and began working with Aboriginal people with disabilities, and their families providing Advocacy (Indigenous Disability Advocacy Service, or IDAS) and Social Support groups. 

 

We have continued to grow and evolve, and now include a range of services to our local Aboriginal communities including NDIS and My Aged Care services and programs within schools and the Justice system that empower, build capacity and foster social & emotional wellbeing in a culturally safe and inclusive environment. Our organisation prides itself on strengthening our participants through social engagement, building on their skills and empowering them to reengage in community. 

 

We continue Uncle Trevor’s legacy to this day, representing the most disadvantaged and vulnerable in our Community and providing them with the tools to enable them to regain choice and control of their own lives. 

SRAC PENRITH | Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation | Penrith Aboriginal Community

BY UNCLE BRYAN BONEY

OUR
PHILOSOPHY

Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation (SRAC) strongly believe that all of our participants have the right to access the most appropriate care and support services to develop self-sufficiency and enable them to remain independent within in the community.

 

As an Indigenous organisation we know that Indigenous people face greater challenges and have unique care needs and we understand the importance of culture and the value of extended family, kinship networks and community in the Care and support of our community, particularly our Aged and people living with disability. 

TEAM MEMBERS

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ian Armour
Bruce Gale

Charmaine Riley
Mathew Church
Matthew White

Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation’s Board of Directors meets quarterly and oversee the strategic direction of SRAC.

SENIOR MANAGEMENT

Katherine Schreyenberg

CEO

Betty Salvatori

Quality Assurance Manager

Shalisa Brewster

Operations Manager

 

SUPPORT SRAC

SRAC is a community controlled not-for-profit organisation. We are a Public Benevolent Institution (PBI) with endorsement from the Australian Tax Office for Charity Tax Concessions and Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) status. All donations over two dollars are tax deductible.

 

There are a number of ways you or your organisation can support SRAC:

 

• Donate- make a one-off or recurring tax deductible donation

• Fundraising - you can choose to raise funds for SRAC individually, through your school, local club or even organise a sporting event! Contact us with your fundraising idea, register your event with us, and you’re on your way. 

• Volunteer - come along and help us provide a range of services to our community 

• Shop- make a purchase from our online store 

• Corporate Partnerships - based on shared values and making a positive contribution to your community.

 

We are so grateful for your support, helping to make a difference to the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 

For more information please call us on (02) 4721 1536.

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BECOME A MEMBER

Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation is built on the land of the Darug people. SRAC builds capabilities and creates opportunities by delivering community focussed and culturally centred programs.

You can apply to become a Member of SRAC if you are:

 

  • at least 18 years of age; and

  • an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person normally and permanently residing in the boundaries of Greater Western Sydney and Nepean Blue Mountains

SRAC IS A COMMUNITY CONTROLLED NON-FOR PROFIT ORGANISATION

 

SRAC JOBS

VARIOUS POSITIONS NOW AVAILABLE!

Sydney Region Aboriginal Corporation is currently recruiting for 7 positions
HOW TO APPLY: 
Applications must address each of the selection criteria contained in the position description, applications that do not address each of the essential criteria will not be accepted.
Send your written application together with your resume to info@srac.ngo.

IDAS Senior Advocate
Aboriginal Identified position | Full time | 3 Year Contract
The Senior Advocate will provide high level advocacy to individuals living with a disability to ensure they are treated fairly, understand and can exercise their rights. The primary focus of this position is to provide advocacy for more complex matters, supervise a small team of Advocates and mentor staff.
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Royal Commission Disability Advocate
Aboriginal Identified position | Full time | 1 Year Contract
As a Royal commission advocate you will provide advocacy support to people with disability
(or family members or carers acting on their behalf), taking part in the Disability Royal Commission
who require support in understanding how to engage with the Commission, and help to tell their story.
At times you will find communication supports such as interpreters,
and link to other supports such as legal, counselling or financial services.
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Care Services Coordinator
Full time | 2 Year Contract
The Care Services Coordinator is responsible for the planning, implementation,
and ongoing management of NDIS, My Aged Care, CHSP programs for participants at
SRAC and supervises a team of Support workers to provide intake and assessment for
NDIS or My Aged Care services.
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Aboriginal Support Worker - 1 positions
Aboriginal Identified position | Casual Roster
The Aboriginal Support Worker is responsible for supporting participants to meet their goals.
The Aboriginal Support Worker provides flexible, person centred supports to assist participants to improve
their physical and mental health and remain active within the community.
The SRAC Support worker provides both in one-on-one and group supports, assists with needs
of daily living including domestic assistance, transport and social support and uses their knowledge of the NDIS,
My Aged Care and CHSP to provide information and access to relevant programs and services.
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