Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position)

An exciting opportunity to support culturally competent Aboriginal employment and development opportunities for our Aboriginal staff and Caring for Country partners.
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Department: Parks Victoria
Work Type: Ongoing - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: PVO4
Work Location: Melbourne - CBD
Reference: VG/11242
Closing Date: 09-Oct-2022
Salary Range: $84,982 - $91,271
Job Duration: N/A
Attachments: Aboriginality Form.docx (Word, 41KB)


Position Description - 11242 - Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position).docx (Word, 90KB)
Job Specification

Position Description - 11242 - Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer (Designated Aboriginal Position).pdf (PDF, 231KB)
Job Specification

Contact: Wendy Berick
(03) 8427 2810

Position Details

  • Competitive Salary + Superannuation + Cultural Leave entitlement
  • Enjoy a healthy work-life balance, a supportive team and a positive workplace culture
  • Contribute to the cultural safety and wellbeing programs for Aboriginal staff and Caring for Country Partners

About the role

As the Aboriginal Wellbeing Officer, your primary focus is to facilitate culturally competent employment and development opportunities and programs for Aboriginal staff. You will work in alignment with People and Culture and the Parks Victoria Managing Country Together Framework to deliver the initiatives and objectives set out in the Aboriginal Employment and Wellbeing Plan, with a particular focus on supporting managers of Aboriginal staff, and raising the cultural awareness and cultural competence of all Parks Victoria staff.

We're looking for someone with

  • Experience in leading initiatives pertaining to Aboriginal wellbeing and cultural safety
  • Previous management experience in an Aboriginal context is desirable
  • Demonstrated involvement in the design and delivery of health and wellbeing programs
  • A tertiary qualification in Human Resources Management or equivalent is desirable

Your application will need to include:

  • A current Resume
  • A cover letter addressing the Selection Criteria 
  • Aboriginality Form or letter affirming membership from your Traditional Owner corporation

Application Closing date: Sunday 09 October 2022

Sound like you?

If this sounds like you, and you would like to help deliver on our Aboriginal Employment and Wellbeing Plan, then we would like to hear from you. For a confidential discussion about the role, call Wendy Berick on (03) 8427 2810 or apply online!

Organisational Commitments

Parks Victoria is committed to child safety and has zero tolerance for child abuse and all forms of harm to children, in accordance with the Victorian Child Safe Standards. All prospective employees to undergo a National Police Record Check and Working with Children Check prior to commencing employment.

Parks Victoria recognises diversity and inclusion is everyone's business. We value a culture where everyone can be themselves at work, regardless of background, orientation, age or gender, that brings out our best, values everyone's contribution and works within a flexible working environment, ultimately reflecting the community we serve.

Parks Victoria's policies require the successful applicant to be up-to-date based on Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (ATAGI) vaccination advice. The successful applicant for this role will be required to provide evidence of vaccination or exemption status as part of the recruitment process.

Only people with Australian Citizenship or Permanent Residency may apply for this position.

A number of positions have been approved for Australian Aboriginals and/or Torres Strait Islander People under the ‘special measures' section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply for Designated Aboriginal positions. Applicants will be required to provide a formal identification certificate.


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