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Cultural Engagement Officer (Identified)

Brisbane Youth Detention Centre; Youth Detention Operations and Reform; Service Delivery - Youth Justice; Wacol

The Brisbane Youth Detention Centre is looking for a Cultural Engagement Officer who will be responsible for identifying relevant key stakeholders across government departments, the private sector and non-government organisations and has strong experience engaging with Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander communities and people.

PLEASE NOTE: 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. One of the referees should be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to the applicant’s background, knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to the cultural capabilities.

Job details

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Community Engagement and Education
Classification AO5
Workplace Location Brisbane - West
Job ad reference QLD/389457/21
Closing date 18-Oct-2021
Job duration 31 January 2022 with possible extension
Contact person Mazlin Latimore
Contact details Ph: (07) 3097 1165
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Please refer to the attached Role Profile for more information on this position.

Key duties of the role that you will need to demonstrate in your application:

• Strengthen cultural and community initiatives, communication and engagement strategies to build local and regional partnerships with relevant agencies within Youth Justice catchment regions

• Support the development of local marketing materials/resources to promote Youth Justice programs and new initiatives

• Raise profile of Youth Justice within catchment regions through attending relevant community expo's and forums to promote employment opportunities and new program initiatives

• Provide avenues of community engagement by building opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people

• Develop resources to support effective engagement protocols to include Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) initiatives 

• Raise knowledge and awareness of Traditional Owner Groups

• Build resources to acknowledge and recognise protocols and practices from local traditional owner groups

• Promote local and regional cultural events and activities to encourage BYDC staff participation

• Adhere to policies and procedures within a regulated environment

•  Partner with key agencies to support initiatives to improve the attraction and retention rate of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander staff

• Develop leadership pathways for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Staff  and conduct skills analysis to identify professional development needs

• Continually identify improvement, review policies and service provision to support cultural diversity

• Research as required and analyse and account for outcomes

• Partner with staff to ensure the development of integrated team work and the achievement of youth detention goals Deliver Cultural Knowledge training to staff to support an inclusive workforce.

• You will also need strong interpersonal and research skills to assist the delivery of appropriate programs and services to support the social, emotional and cultural wellbeing.

To apply, your application should include:

• One-page outline of your skills and experience under Key duties and responsibilities.

• a current resume containing details of 2 referees. At least one referee should have a thorough knowledge of your work over the past two years as your manager or supervisor.

• Answer an online questionnaire as part of your Smart Jobs application.

You must have or be able to apply for a Positive Blue Card to work at the Brisbane Youth Detention Centre.

Job Ad Reference - QLD/389457/21

Closing Date - Monday, 18 October 2021

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