Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practice Leader
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 26 July 2019

Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $106,043 - $114,146
Position No: 41888
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 June 2019
Contact Officer: Julie Crane on julie.crane@act.gov.au or (02) 6205 0408

Details: The Senior Officer Grade C Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practice Leader is an enabling role that operates at both a strategic and operational level to assist improve the cultural proficiency of Children Youth Protection Services (CYPS) Staff. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practice Leader will have a key role in supporting the embedding of the SNAICC – National Voice for our Children Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Placement Principles into CYPS Practice and contributing to the ongoing implementation of recommendations relevant to the Our Booris, Our Way Review. The Our Booris, Our Way review is focussing on systemic improvements to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children grow up safe, strong and connected in their families and communities. The Review seeks to understand the reasons for children and young people entering care and to then develop strategies to: reduce the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people entering care; improve their experience and outcomes while in care; and where appropriate, exit children from care. The role allows for the identification of best practice and opportunities for improvement in practice and policy across CYPS. The Practice Leader is expected to use that information to continuously improve staff development, including mentoring operational staff. Practice Leaders are also responsible for staff induction and a broad range of staff development opportunities as well as making recommendations to others in relation to policy, practice or team management.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Current driver’s licence is essential. This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested. Prior to commencing in this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 may be required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to -  https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804. Desirable qualifications and experience: Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. in Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare, Social Science or related discipline. Five years experience in human services fields. Relevant tertiary qualifications in adult learning and development e.g. Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.
Note: An order of merit will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only.
How to Apply: All applications must include your written response to Selection Criteria and curriculum vitae.
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