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Cultural Liaison Officer - Townsville - Full time

Employer: Australian Red Cross
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Health Promotion, Indigenous
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional QLD

Job posted on: 22 January, 2018.
Applications close: 23 January, 2018. (Expired)

Applicants must be Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. This is a special measure under section 105 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (Qld).

  • Full time position
  • Based in Townsville
  • Maximum term until January 31 2019

The Role

The role will support the development and implementation of the Community Based Health and First Aid in Action Prison Program (CBHFA), ensuring a culturally appropriate approach.

The Cultural Liaison Office will provide essential cultural advice, leadership and guidance to support the development of the CBHFA program and its resources in Australian correctional facilities. The role will provide knowledge and skills as well as cultural competency that will guide the programs adaption to ensure the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners are met through program delivery.

Additionally, the role will further support and guide Red Cross and external partners to help achieve common goals by influencing changes within correctional facilities to maintain engagement from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners and staff within the prison community.

About You

You will have experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and awareness of cultural protocols when consulting with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Additionally, experience and understanding of the Australian justice system and the specific needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

You will have established communication and interpersonal skills and a natural ability to build rapport and establish positive and constructive relationships with potential partners, community members, Red Cross staff and other key stakeholders.

Evident in your application will be your previous experience facilitating sessions, activities and group work, within challenging environments.


Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisations and know that the work that you do will help improve outcomes for vulnerable people. Red Cross offers excellent salary packaging option which allows you to increase your net income.

For further information, please view the position description below or contact Luke Wenitong on 07 4052 2511.

Position Description:Download File 507013 PD Cultural Liaison Officer (Justice).pdf

How to apply for this job

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