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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer (Identified Position)


Magistrates Courts Service; Queensland Courts Service; Justice Services; Brisbane City

The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Liaison Officer is an integral member of the Specialist Courts and Referral Services team and will also provide advice to the Courts Innovation Program case managers.
The role provides advice to the Drug and Alcohol Court team and Court Link case managers on specific cultural and management issues, the development of culturally appropriate programs, services and practices that impact upon the management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander offenders on the Drug and Alcohol Court and other court programs.
The role also involves provision of guidance and support, where appropriate, to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander defendants and participants, both in community and custodial settings engaged with both QDAC and Court Link programs.
The role reports to the Manager, Drug and Alcohol Court, Courts Innovation Program.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Justice & Legal
Classification AO5
Workplace Location Brisbane Inner City
Job ad reference QLD/369493/21
Closing date 20-Apr-2021
Job duration
Contact person Bret Sammut
Contact details PH No: (07) 3738 7118
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Work as an active member of the Specialist Courts and Referral Services team to develop the drug and alcohol court and other court innovation programs.  This includes, policies, procedures and programs and provide ongoing advice relevant to Indigenous issues to create awareness and build the capacity of the court staff to respond to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander court clients.

• Liaise with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community to provide information about the purpose of QDAC and Court Link to gain community support.

• Contribute to the case management of QDAC and Court Link participants by ensuring that cultural issues are addressed and that referrals to programs, treatment and other support services are culturally appropriate.

• Assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants and their families involved in QDAC and Court Link programs.

• Identify and maximise the use of appropriate networks, forums, peak bodies and agencies, to establish cultural-specific stakeholders'   groups to enhance and contribute to the case management of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Drug and Alcohol Court participants.

• Support, contribute to, and cultivate cultural capability within operations of other programs established under CIP to assist vulnerable people coming into contact with the justice system.

• Documentation of functions of the role through file noting, case plans, cultural assessments, and court suitability assessments for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander participants and defendants.  

***This is an Identified Position.  For this position, it is a genuine occupational requirement that it be filled by an Aboriginal person or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted and arguable under Sections 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act 1991.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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