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Cultural Liaison Officer

Youth Justice - South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


The role of the Cultural Liaison Officer is to deliver culturally (safe) appropriate behavioural and management interventions for Young People within the accommodation and structured day precinct of the detention centre.

This role will also have an advisory and advocacy function relating to individual needs and standards of care pertaining to the wellbeing of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people in detention.
Job Type: Permanent
Position Type: Flexible-full-time
Location: Townsville region
Yearly Salary: $74615 - $81816
Contact Name: Klea Hellas
Contact Number:
Closing Date: 20-APR-21

This is an Identified position - Applicants must identify as being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

Key responsibilities include:

-Maintain cultural standards of care in case management framework by providing cultural support for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander young people during new inductions, caseworker and transition interviews, program referrals, behaviour development plans, special interest young people and review meetings

-Support the development and implementation of a cultural practice policy within the accommodation unit

-Improve the overall cultural competency goals within the operational stream through providing cultural advice and education through cultural knowledge training

-Work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team and advocate on behalf of the cultural wellbeing of young people in detention

-Provide cultural mentoring and coaching support for Young People in Detention and model appropriate cultural behaviours and expectations

-Deliver regular group counselling sessions via the yarning circle model to support positive peer collective learning outcomes

-Assist in the delivery of criminogenic programs to address recidivous behaviours and support the delivery of effective reintegration and transition pathways

-Support the recruitment attraction and retention employment strategies for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

-Assist staff to implement effective cultural safety and inclusion practices and procedures

-Uphold the safety and security requirements as it applies within a regulated environment

Mandatory qualifications, conditions and requirements:

For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted and arguable under Sections 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

One of the referees should be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to the applicant's background, knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to the cultural capabilities of this role.

Applications to remain current for 12 months

Job Ad Reference Number: QLD/367672/21

Closing Date: Tuesday, 20 April 2021This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

South Townsville, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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