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Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Support Planner - Alice Springs

Life Without Barriers (National)

About the Organisation

Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose, not for profit organisation of 7,500+ employees working in more than 440 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers.   

We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background and people with disability to apply.

About the role 

A fantastic opportunity exists for a Male Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Support Planner to join our Alice Springs team.

This position will partner with individuals and their families, community, staff and stakeholders to ensure the delivery of culturally responsive care is provided through Life Without Barriers for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders people across the Central Desert Region.

The Employer considers that being male is a genuine occupational qualification for this position under Section 27 (2), (c), (e) and (g) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984.

Life Without Barriers considers that being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent is a genuine occupational requirement as outlined in State and Territory legislation and permitted as a ‘special measure’ under section 8 of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and by articles 1(4) and 2(2) of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Key Responsibilities

Key to this position is to ensure one’s sense of Identity, Belonging and Connection is strengthened and maintained regardless of a disability and/or physical location. You will be required to partner with people to:

  • Support and promote engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups.
  • Actively participate in culturally appropriate activities
  • Deliver and support programs, activities and other cross-cultural training
  • Provide cultural advice supporting best practice in working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and communities
  • Travel regularly to remote and rural locations to support return to countries.
  • Maintain positive relationships with key members and stakeholders as identified

Skills & Experience

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in Social Science, Community Development, Social Work or related discipline, and/or extensive knowledge and experience in working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities.
  • Current Drivers Licence.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of social determinants impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in contemporary society.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
  • Prior experience in working with individuals, families and communities from a strength-based, culturally appropriate perspective.
  • Strong verbal communication skills and presentation ability.
  • Demonstrated written communication skills for the creation of reports, correspondence and other material

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).   

Benefits

  • Competitive remuneration
  • Excellent tax benefits, salary sacrificing
  • Monthly RDO
  • Ongoing training and development

How to Apply

Include your resume and covering letter in one document, click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact recruitment@lwb.org.au, using the subject line: Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander Cultural Support Planner - Alice Springs enquiry via EthicalJobs.

 Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA.

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