Koori Liaison Worker, Child Protecton

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Departmental employees are required to comply with all legal requirements including the Child Safe Standards to keep children safe from harm and abuse.

All jobs can be worked flexibly and we encourage job applications from Aboriginal people, people with disabilities, LGBTI and people from culturally diverse backgrounds.

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Department: Department of Health and Human Services
Work Type: Fixed term - full time
Job Function: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Classification: VPSG4
Work Location: Gippsland - East Gippsland
Reference: VG/DHHS/SSD/0051504500
Closing Date: 11-Jan-2018
Salary Range: $79,955 - $90,716
Job Duration: Until 31.12.2018
Attachments: Koori Liaison Worker CP VPS4 521327 Position Description.doc (Word, 1.17MB)
Job Specification

Koori Liaison Worker CP VPS4 521327 Position Description.pdf (PDF, 279KB)
Job Specification

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Contact: Kathy Dickinson
Phone 5150 4500

Position Details

Number of vacancies available: 1

Office Location(s): 7 Service Street, Bairnsdale or 150 York Street, Sale


Position Summary:

 

The Koori Liaison Worker will assist, inform, support and advocate for Aboriginal families in contact with Child Protection.  The role will facilitate links and understanding between Child Protection and Aboriginal agencies and organisations, provide advice and support to Child Protection in relation to their work with the community and embed culturally sensitive practice within the Child Protection teams.

 

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ONLY ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER PEOPLE ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY AS THIS POSITION IS EXEMPT UNDER THE SPECIAL MEASURES PROVISION OF S12(1) OF THE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ACT (VIC).

How to Apply:

Applicants are encouraged to apply online, submitting a cover letter and a current resume.

Please note:

For this role, you are not required to address each of the key selection criteria in a separate written document. Applicants are strongly encouraged to view the Information for Applicants document to obtain guidance on what to include in your cover letter and resume. This document also provides information on the department's recruitment and employment safety screening processes.

Click 'Apply Now' below to submit your interest in this role.
 
For further information please visit the Department of Health and Human Services website: https://www.dhhs.vic.gov.au/


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