Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer
Closes: 26 July 2019
Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $106,043 - $114,146
Position No: RE41887
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 July 2019
Contact Officer: Julie Crane on
(02) 6205 0408
Details: The Senior Officer Grade C Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer is focussed on supporting the operation and continuous improvement of Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS) through the development and implementation of policies and practice guidance for staff. The position will be responsible for reviewing and consolidation of policies and practice guides with a cultural lens and ensuring the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principles are embedded in practice. The position will also support the implementation of any further policy related 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.
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. Desirable qualifications and experience: Relevant tertiary qualifications e.g. in Social Work, Psychology, Social Welfare, Social Science or related discipline. Relevant tertiary qualifications in project management or related discipline.
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.
Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.