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Aps Level 6 - Indigenous Liaison Officer

National Health Funding Body - Barton, ACT

Government, Defence & Emergency
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
Job Reference Number 21-PCPDIV-8231
Classification APS Level 6
Job Title Indigenous Liaison Officer
Division People, Communications, and Parliamentary Division
Branch People Branch
Section Employment Programs and Inclusion Section
Location Woden, ACT
Status Ongoing/Non-Ongoing
Employment type Full-time & Part-time
Salary Range $85,088 - $95,993
Security Clearance Baseline (Protected, Highly Protected, Restricted, Confidential)
Desirable Qualifications Certificate, Diploma and Degree in HR or related discipline
Contact Officer Name: Lisa Baratta
Phone: 02 6289 7370
Email: Lisa.Baratta@health.gov.au

To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an

Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a

variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:
Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check,

and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check.
Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where

Providing evidence of qualifications.

Division Responsibilities
The People, Communication and Parliamentary Division provides efficient and effective
parliamentary, human resources, change management, market research and
communication services that are responsive to the Department’s priorities. In doing so,
ensuring our customers have confidence in our capability to respond to their needs, and
find it easy to access the information and services to do business.

Branch Responsibilities
People Branch provide professional HR Services that enables the department to deliver the
government’s policies through partnering with business to understand their people needs
and delivering timely and flexible solutions that are guided by metrics and evidence. We
develop HR strategies that build a high performing workforce, with a focus on a sustainable
and inclusive future workplace culture.

Section Responsibilities
The Employment Pathways & Inclusion Section builds authentically inclusive and diverse
capabilities, and grows high performing talent to support our leaders to meet the critical
skills development challenges of the future.

We do this by delivering effective and efficient management of entry level employment
programs and providing strategic services that support an inclusive culture which recognises
and values the contribution that all employees bring to the workplace, and encourages and
fosters diversity of views, thought and backgrounds.

Key Responsibilities
This role supports Health’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce to safely work
and thrive in a dynamic work environment, by providing advice and being a conduit
between staff and the organisation, particularly relating to employment matters, and by
providing sound cultural expertise that will drive initiatives to foster an inclusive workplace
for all staff.

The Indigenous Liaison Officer is an Indigenous HR practitioner whose duties includes, but

not limited to:
  • Providing pastoral care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff,
  • Creating and fostering partnerships with community organisations and internally to
strengthen our cultural capability,
  • Supporting implementation and governance of Health’s Innovate Reconciliation
Action Plan,
  • Management of the Secretariat for the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group,
  • Leading the design, implementation, and evaluation of culturally appropriate
initiatives and strategies that support Health’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander

  • Supporting our National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Network
(NATSISN) and Indigenous Champions,

  • Assisting the promotion of Indigenous days of significance, and
  • Representing Health at APS and external meetings and forums.
This role is supported by a highly capable and encouraging team that boasts years of
experience, and lived experience, in driving initiatives for an inclusive workplace.

Key Capabilities
  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
  • Providing a culturally safe environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
  • Respectful knowledge sharing, and ability to communicate sensitively and
  • Positive engagement practices with Indigenous communities.
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work within tight timeframes.
  • Working collaboratively across multiple stakeholders for a mutually beneficial

Desirable Experience
  • Providing pastoral care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Delivering inclusive initiatives that strengthen cultural capability and safety.
  • Connections and relationships with indigenous communities.
Application Response
Your application will be assessed on your ability to demonstrate that you possess, or have
the real potential to develop, the required skills, knowledge, experience and qualifications
to perform the role. These requirements are based on the information provided to you as
part of the job advertisement, in line with the APS Work Level Standards.

Applicants are required to provide a statement of claims framed around the key duties and
key capabilities. Your statement of claims should be no more than one page in total with a
font no smaller than size 10. Applications that do not meet these requirements may not
be considered.

Work Environment Description
Responsibilities - As detailed in Section 28 of the Work Health and Safety Act 2011 while at

work, a worker must:
  • Take reasonable care for his or her own health and safety
  • Take reasonable care that his or her acts or omissions do not adversely affect the
health and safety of other persons
  • Comply, so far as the worker is reasonably able, with any reasonable instruction that
is given by the person conducting the business or undertaking to allow the person to
comply with this Act

  • Cooperate with any reasonable policy or procedure of the person conducting the
business or undertaking relating to health or safety at the workplace that has been
notified to workers

  • Complete all WHS related induction and training
  • Report all work related incidents and/or illnesses to the WHS Section
Description Requirement Additional Information


1. Computer Use Yes

2. Generic screen based Yes

3. Sitting at desk Yes

4. Standing for long periods No

Manual Handling

5. Lifting 0-15kg No

6. Lifting 15 kg + No

7. Climbing No

8. Bending No

9. Squatting No

10. Reaching No

11. Push/pull No

12. Sequential Repetitive No
Movements in short period of time

13. Manual dexterity/manipulation No

Work Environment

14. Work with others towards Yes
shared goals in a team environment

15. Works in isolation from other No
staff (remote supervision)

16. Distance walking (ie: Large No
building or inter-building transit)

17. Works outdoors No

Description Requirement Additional Information

18.Works in a call centre No

19. Works in a customer service Yes

Tasks Involving

20. Exposure to chemicals No

21. Exposure to biological hazards No

22. Working at heights No

23. Requirement to wear personal No
protective equipment (PPE)

24. Requirement for full Colour No

25. Work with energetics and No

26. Exposure to Petrol, Oil, Lubricant No
Products that may cause
dermatological conditions

27. Exposure to extreme No

28. Confined spaces No

29. Exposure to Non-ionising No

30. Excessive Noise No

31. Low Lighting No

32. Dangerous Goods/ Equipment No

33. Exposure to airborne odours No


34. Frequent travel - Vehicle No

35. Frequent travel - Aeroplane No

36. Frequent travel - Seaborne No

Cyclic Workload

Description Requirement Additional Information

37. Peaks & Troughs Yes

38. Frequent Overtime No

39. Rostered Shift Work No