Aboriginal Practice Lead

Western Suburbs & Ipswich
Community Services & Development
Indigenous & Multicultural Services
$46.91 per hour on 22.8 hours per week plus super
Part time
Posted 26d ago

To perform this position, it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD) that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.


OzChild is committed to the effective delivery of Evidence Based Services to Aboriginal Children, Young People and their Families/Kin/Carers.

The Aboriginal Practice Lead will contribute to the provision of culturally sensitive services and a culturally safe working environment through consultation and engagement with OzChild staff, Aboriginal Peoples, and relevant Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations.

The Aboriginal Practice Lead is a role specifically created within OzChild that will work to ensure that participating Aboriginal families can benefit from the services we provide, and employees are culturally informed.

Who we are looking for and what you will do day to day:

  • A person to provide ongoing cultural guidance and support to (other) OzChild colleagues regarding the cultural context for Aboriginal families, and its implications for the most effective engagement, assessment and intervention practices to provide optimal outcomes.
  • Develop, support and implement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural support plans for children and young people in out-of-home care, in partnership with the child, young person, their families, community, ACCO's and Dept. Child Safety.
  • Someone to develop and support culturally responsive practice across the Qld teams, strategic engagement with community.
  • Extensive knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal people and communities, in contemporary society and an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families and communities from a strength-based, culturally appropriate perspective.
  • Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with Aboriginal families and young people.

OzChild offers:

  • Permanent contract, part time hours
  • 3 day per week role, 22.8 hours per week
  • Unique training and professional development journey
  • A dedicated Bridging Cultures Unit Dhiiyaan Mirri
  • Salary is on the SCHCADS award at level 6 which is $46.91 per hour
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture

Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a Blue Card for QLD.

Please do visit our website to understand more about who we are and why we do what we do https://www.ozchild.org.au/


Please click APPLY which will take you to our careers page.

Once there please view the position description and then please address your experience in the position specific responsibilities, key accountabilities in your cover letter, there are 6 points to consider and then submit a resume with that cover letter, it doesn't have to be more than 1 page.

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley HR Advisor on 03 9695 2243.


OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved. OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities.

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