41887


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer
Full-time Temporary

Closes: 12 August 2022

Classification: Child and Youth Protection Professional Level 4
Salary: $123,373 - $132,376 plus superannuation
Position No: 41887
Directorate: Community Services
Advertised (Gazettal date): 26 July 2022
Contact Officer: MelissaD Davis on MelissaD.Davis@act.gov.au or (02) 6207 5508


Details: The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Policy Officer is focussed on supporting the operation and continuous improvement of 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:

QUALIFICATIONS, SUITABILITY AND EXPERIENCE

Essential qualifications and experience:

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in Social Work, Psychology or related discipline and/or equivalent work experience in child protection and/or youth justice.
  • At least five years practice experience working with children, young people and their carers or families.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families and communities.
  • Current Driver’s Licence.

Desirable qualifications and experience:

  • Policy, Project management and or audits and review processes.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Please note, Working with Vulnerable People registration is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804 .
  • Educational, suitability and professional qualification checks may be carried out prior to employment.
  • 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.

Notes: This is a temporary position available immediately for 12 months. A Merit List may be established from this selection process and maybe used to fill temporary and permanent vacancies over the next 12 months. Selection may be based on application and referee reports only. This position will be moving to a new workplace designed for activity-based working (ABW). Under ABW arrangements, officers will not have a designated workstation/desk.

How to Apply: Please submit a written response to the Selection Criteria located in the Position Description along with a curriculum vitae.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Note

This is a temporary position available immediately for 12 months. 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.

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