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Reporting to the Manager, Koori Advisory and Engagement, the Senior Koori Adviser and Engagement Officer is part of a small team that provides specialist advice on issues specific to Koori children and young people, with a focus on those in contact or involved with child protection, out-of-home care and youth justice systems. As a result, cultural awareness and proven ability to manage stakeholder relationships in Koori communities are a critical part of the role.
The Commission is an independent statutory body that promotes improvement in policies and practices affecting the safety and wellbeing of Victorian children and young people. It has a particular focus on vulnerable children and young people.
Reporting to the Manager, Koori Advisory and Engagement, the Senior Policy and Advocacy Officer is part of a small team that provides specialist advice on issues specific to Aboriginal children and young people, with a focus on those in contact or involved with child protection, out-of-home care and youth justice systems. As a result, cultural awareness and proven ability to manage stakeholder relationships in Aboriginal communities are a critical part of the role.
In doing this, the team represents the two Commissioners with external stakeholders, including community and partner agencies, and works across the broader Commission to ensure Aboriginal issues and perspectives are reflected across all the work of the Commission when advocating for the safety and wellbeing of children and young people.
The Commission is currently working remotely due to COVID-19.
As our ideal candidate, you will be suitable to work with and on issues relevant to children and you will:
There will be questions pertaining to a number of the position's Key Selection Criteria to which you are required to respond. There is no need to respond to the selection criteria itself.
The Commission is headed by the Principal Commissioner, Liana Buchanan, and the Commissioner for Aboriginal Children and Young People, Justin Mohamed.
Please include a resume and covering letter and submit your by clicking Apply Now.
A position description is attached.