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Diversity and Inclusion Officer - Geelong

Barwon Child, Youth & Family

About the Role

This is an exciting opportunity for a creative and high performing Diversity & Inclusion professional to provide expert consultancy and lead the development and implementation of key strategies, policies and initiatives in Diversity & Inclusion for a large Community Services organisation.

The position sits within the Quality & Risk Team, which aims to support BCYF to deliver safe, effective, connected and person-centred services to our clients, through high quality governance and continuous quality improvement. The key objectives of this role are to:

  • Support the Operation of the Diversity & Inclusion Strategy & Governance Committee and implement the BCYF Diversity & Inclusion Blueprint.
  • Deliver expert advice on Diversity & Inclusion matters, embedding best practice in Diversity & Inclusion across BCYF.
  • Improve BCYF’s capability to attract, support and retain people with a disability, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, people from Culturally and Linguistically diverse backgrounds and people who identify as /or LGBTQI individuals.
  • Work with the Communications, Marketing and Events team and Service Delivery Programs to support BCYF’s annual calendar of events relating to Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Support BCYF to further develop its Quality Governance Framework, including ongoing development and implementation of systems and processes to support Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Support BCYF and relevant staff to understand and comply with relevant quality standards, legislation and regulations as they relate to Diversity & Inclusion.

Vacancy Details

  • Fixed term of 12 months from appointment
  • Full-time role working 38 hours per week
  • $92,931 p/a + super + salary packaging
  • To view the Position Description, please see the attached document or click here.

What We Offer

  • Flexible working options
  • BCYF is a not-for-profit organisation, so you can salary package up to $15,900 each Fringe Benefit Tax (FBT) year for general living expenses
  • Extensive learning and development calendar, including a structured orientation and induction plan
  • Employee Assistance Program – independent confidential counselling service
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members

About You

To be successful in the role, you will have:

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline including Quality & Risk, Community Services, Allied Health, or other related field.
  • Demonstrated experience in leading and implementing Diversity & Inclusion initiatives within the health, disability, or human services sectors.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of best practice and quality standards, legislation and regulatory requirements relating to Diversity & Inclusion
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and build strong relationships with key internal and external stakeholders and local organisations.
  • Proven experience working with stakeholders from a range of backgrounds and experiences to drive change, build commitment, and to facilitate decision-making.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with a proven ability to use initiative, investigate issues, collect, and analyse data and make recommendations on quality improvement solutions.
  • High level decision making and demonstrated ability to work independently in a changing environment managing multiple priorities and deadlines.
  • Evidence of the ability to influence decision-making and best practice through both oral and written communication.
  • Understanding of the purpose and expectations of the Victorian Child Safe Standards and demonstrated commitment to contributing to a child safe organisation in both practice and culture.

Application Process

  • Applicants must address the Key Selection Criteria outlined in the respective Position Description and provide a current Résumé in order to be considered. Please attempt to address the criteria, even if there are some that you need to develop.
  • Successful applicants will be required to provide a current Working with Children Check and undergo a National Police Check prior to commencement.
  • The Victorian Chief Health Officer has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all authorised workers unless a medical exemption applies. Those mandates includes this role, therefore successful candidates will be required to show evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination status (or exemption) prior to commencing employment with BCYF.
  • BCYF reserves the right to interview and appoint before the closing date of this position.

V.I.D 2200764

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