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Aboriginal Practice Lead


The Aboriginal Practice Lead is a role specifically created within OzChild that will work to ensure that participating Aboriginal families can benefit from the services we provide, and employees are culturally informed.

Who we are looking for and what you will do day to day:

A person to provide ongoing cultural guidance and support to (other) OzChild colleagues regarding the cultural context for Aboriginal families, and its implications for the most effective engagement, assessment and intervention practices to provide optimal outcomes.

Develop, support and implement Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural support plans for children and young people in out-of-home care, in partnership with the child, young person, their families, community, ACCO's and Dept. Child Safety.

Someone to develop and support culturally responsive practice across the Qld teams, strategic engagement with community.
Extensive knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal people and communities, in contemporary society and an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people.

Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families and communities from a strength-based, culturally appropriate perspective.

Good communication skills and the ability to build relationships and rapport with Aboriginal families and young people.

OzChild offers:

  • Full-time Permanent role.
  • 5 day per week role, 38 hours per week.
  • Unique training and professional development journey.
  • A dedicated Bridging Cultures Unit Dhiiyaan Mirri.
  • Salary is on the SCHCADS award at level 6 which is $46.91 per hour.
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900.
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values.
  • A collaborative and cohesive working culture.
  • Successful candidates will be required to undergo a police check and provide a Blue Card for QLD.

Please do visit our website to understand more about who we are and why we do what we do https://www.ozchild.org.au/

How to apply

Please click APPLY NOW.

Please address your experience in the Position Specific Responsibilities, Key Accountabilities, in your cover letter, there are 6 points to consider​and then submit a resume with that cover letter; it doesn't have to be more than 1 page.

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is a child-safe organisation committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of abuse, bullying, exploitation and neglect, and to creating environments in all our programs and services where children are safe and feel safe.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply.

All shortlisted candidates will be required to provide evidence of their COVID vaccination status.

A position description is attached.

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