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Cultural Liaison Officer (Identified)Queensland Government
This position has been identified as a position to be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person because of a number of factors, including the gross over‑representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders in custody. It is an occupational requirement that this position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted and arguable under Sections 25, 104, and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 Provide advice to management and staff on specific cultural and management issues pertaining to prisoners, contribute to their case management and sentence management and consult with relevant multi-cultural communities and organisations to support family contact for prisoners. In this role you will: - Assist in case management ensuring that program referrals and cultural issues are adequately addressed during their sentence - Contribute to the sentence management function by attending prisoner inductions, parole interviews, prisoner reviews and assisting with transition arrangements for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners.
- Work within a multidisciplinary team to manage the progression of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners through the correctional system including the assessment of prisoners and the provision of reports to sentence management and professional staff on the outcomes of those assessments. - Liaise with prisoners' families, management and Queensland Corrective Services staff, Government and non-Government welfare agencies and service providers to ensure prisoner's individual, social and cultural needs are met. - Coordinate Elder visits to correctional centres on a monthly basis and as required - Facilitate offender access to required legal services through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service including the management of their visits and contact with their nominated legal representative - Contribute to staff awareness of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoner needs - Provide welfare services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders to ensure appropriate support is available during times requiring additional services such as family issues, leave of absence requests, medical services and hospital visits - Assist with the facilitation of prisoner criminogenic programs targeted at addressing identified prisoner rehabilitation needs, particularly those programs that focus on meeting the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander prisoners.
- Assist with the completion of program exit reports and documentation and ensure that relevant case notes are entered into the Integrated Offender Management System (IOMS). - Develop and maintain a comprehensive case notes. - Provide consultancy services to, and accept referrals from, professional staff within the centre.
Coordinate Family Visits Days and other culturally significant activities. - Monitor and maintain family contact for offenders to ensure families and community....