Senior Koori Adviser and Engagement Officer

Location Melbourne

Description

This is a designated Aboriginal position under ‘special measure' section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position . About us 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 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.

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 Koori 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. About you This is a designated Aboriginal position under ‘special measure' section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 .

Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for this position. As our ideal candidate, you will be suitable to work with and on issues relevant to children and you will: work collaboratively with other teams across the Commission, providing and promoting culturally specific insights into policy, practices and services affecting Koori children and young people, especially those in contact or involved with youth justice, out-of-home care and children protection systems. in partnership with members of the Koori Advisory and Engagement Team, create and facilitate opportunities for Koori children and young people and communities to be involved in the work of the Commission including by sharing their views and experiences.

establish and maintain stakeholder relationships with Koori youth organisations and advisory groups in areas of relevance to the Commission's work. ensure the views of children and young people and community are central to the Commission's decision-making. What we can offer you Flexible working arrangements.

NB – We are currently working remotely due to COVID-19 restrictions. A friendly and supportive working environment. Training and development opportunities.

Once we are back working in our office: free access to the building's lifestyle centre including a gym, secure bicycles storage, shower rooms with hair dryers, straighteners, ironing board and fresh towels free Parcel Lockers – no more missing deliveries or rushing home to meet the courier. Applications close midnight Thur.

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Company
Commission for Children and Young People
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Salary

$98,396 - $119,052

Work Type

Full Time

Posted

30 Oct 2020

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