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Cultural Liaison Officer Identified

South Coast Region; Community Corrections; Community Corrections and Specialist Operations; Southport

Are you a strong Indigenous male or female committed to helping mobs throughout Queensland? Do you want to see change for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and help them lead a positive life in the community, away from crime and back into family, kin, culture and country? Are you passionate about your wider community and helping to create change across the region?

An exciting opportunity is available for a Cultural Liaison Officer to join South Coast Region Community Corrections within Queensland Corrective Services. Community Corrections staff aim to protect the community and reduce re-offending by supervising offenders in the community in which they live and encourage offenders to adopt more pro-social attitudes and behaviours.

Job details

Position status Permanent
Position type Flexible full-time
Occupational group Community Care
Classification AO4
Workplace Location Logan - Beaudesert,Gold Coast
Job ad reference QLD/570029/24
Closing date 20-Jun-2024
Job duration
Contact person Michelle Adam
Contact details Phone: 5503 5200
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In this role you will:

  • Contribute to case management activities, both directly and by supporting and liaising with Community Corrections staff to enhance case management and cultural competency.
  • Work with Case Managers to identify and build their cultural connections in the community to ensure client's individual and social needs are met.
  • Ensure attendance at Murri Court and the timely provision of services and advice to the Courts, Parole Board, and other agencies regarding clients.
  • Develop connections and relationships with other members of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities in order to work collaboratively with Case Managers if issues arise during a client's Order period.
  • Work with key personnel to source and develop brief intervention to support meaningful client interactions.
  • Support Community Corrections staff to work in a culturally competent way with family members to help support and encourage those on Orders to successfully contribute to their community in a positive way.
  • Work with Case Managers to link those on Orders with services and programs to assist them to live a life away from crime.
  • Support Program Delivery Officers to facilitate programs that will help Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients reintegrate into their communities and family networks.
  • Initiate, encourage and facilitate greater engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community groups to promote Community Corrections involvement in culturally significant meetings, forums, events and festivals such as NAIDOC Week. Including the promotion of these events withing the staff group.
  • Assist Community Corrections staff to access culturally relevant information that may help support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients.

The essential requirements for this role are:

  • Ability to contribute to and work effectively within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Current knowledge and interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues, trends and practices and their impact on criminal behaviour with a drive for continual learning and professional development.
  • Proven ability to establish and maintain stakeholder relationships (particularly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations) including where the working relationship is at distance, in order to promote positive service outcomes.
  • Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills to maintain effective internal and external professional partnerships.
  • Self-awareness and ability to be a positive representative of QCS and ability to role model behaviours and attitudes in alignment with QCS values and priorities.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to produce written reports, represent QCS and contribute within forums and meetings.
  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality of issues and information.

A suitability pool may be created and utilised for recurring vacancies within the region for a period of up to 12 months.

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

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