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National Manager, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practice - Child Youth & Family

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Employment type: Full Time
Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter, Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast
Categories: Child, Youth & Family

About the role

The National Manager Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Practice, Child, Youth and Family (CYF) will lead practice elements of the Life Without Barriers (LWB) Strategy and Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and related projects internally and externally across the CYF portfolio, nationally.  This includes a strong focus on cultural safety ensuring that practice and support of children, and young people in our programs, their families and communities are culturally responsive and lead to improved outcomes and self-determination.

The incumbent will work closely with the CYF senior leadership team, National Director of Reconciliation, and State Leads, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Initiatives to ensure culturally safe partnerships, approaches, practices, and systemic collaboration, nationally.

About the Organisation

At Life Without Barriers we reflect the 400 communities in which we live and work. We acknowledge and embrace our responsibility and opportunity as a collective of 8,000 people to contribute to improving the experiences for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and to celebrate and acknowledge the culture of First Nations peoples through our work, and in our lives.

Life Without Barriers continues to prioritise holding ourselves accountable to our contributions to Reconciliation, through Board and Reconciliation Australia endorsed Reconciliation Plans. Reconciliation is more than a belief for us – it is embedded in all of our actions and activities.

We particularly identify the distressing over-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples who, as our country’s first peoples, continue to face systemic barriers. Our focus is working in partnership with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander-led organisations, community, Elders and emerging leaders to constantly review our own practices and provide culturally respectful support that contributes to equality, reconciliation and healing.

Key Responsibilities

  • Strong practice leadership on culturally responsive service delivery to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children, young people and families that lead to improved outcomes and self-determination.
  • Subject matter expertise in the Child Youth and Family evidence based practice applied to a range  of projects linked to the LWB Strategy, RAP, and other internal and external initiatives.
  • Facilitate and develop effective partnerships with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander controlled and other organisations to support responses to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.
  • Contribute to the development of culturally safe and responsive policies and procedures that promote self-determination and reconciliation.

We are flexible as to the location for this position and are committed to our employees having access to a COVID safe office environment while enabling working from home options.

Skills & Experience

  • This role is an identified position so must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander decent.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification in Social Science, Community Development, Social Work, or related discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience working with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander children, young people, families, and communities.
  • Demonstrated experience in the development, delivery and Implementation of evidence- informed Child, youth and family practice and implementation as they relate to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, young people, and their families.
  • Ability to adapt existing evidence-informed approaches with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to ensure they are culturally and responsive/.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families and communities from a strength-based, culturally appropriate perspective.
  • Strategic thinking, with the ability to drive national initiatives that support Life Without Barriers Purpose and Values and the capacity to plan and prioritise at a strategic level.
  • Demonstrated understanding of evidence-informed service delivery.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing competing priorities and to deliver high quality outcomes within agreed timeframes.
  • Proven experience in building and managing strategic relationships with key stakeholders from government agencies, accrediting bodies and NGOs.

Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check.

The position may require the incumbent to travel to various work locations to discharge the responsibilities of the position (when COVID restrictions do not apply). 

Benefits

  • Working for an organisation with a clear social purpose and values led culture.
  • We are committed to our employees having access to a COVID safe office environment while enabling working from home options.
  • Not for profit salary packaging benefits that reduces your taxable income.

How to Apply

Simply click ‘Apply’ and follow the prompts or contact David Meere on 0418439728 for a confidential conversation.

We are accepting applications across multiple locations and are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. With this in mind, if you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face to face interview if required. 

Life Without Barriers supports the Royal Commission into violence, abuse, neglect and exploitation of people with disability. We believe people with disability need to be heard and for these experiences to influence how support services like ours are delivered. View our statement here https://bit.ly/2GzZGWA

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