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Cultural Practice Lead

Key Assets - The Children's Services Provider


  • Full Time, permanent role, 37.5hrs per week
  • Flexible office base (Offices based in Botany, Blacktown or Wallsend)
  • Salary packaging options for Not-For-Profit + vehicle and fuel card
  • 4 weeks annual leave, increases to 5 weeks after 2 yrs continued service
  • Laptop and phone
  • On-going professional training and supervision

Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider

  • An evolving service provider, Australia wide
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI 10 year Achievement Award 2010 – 2020
  • Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017 and finalist for Australian HR Awards 2017
  • Key Assets is committed to working in partnership with Aboriginal communities to achieve good outcomes for children and families

About the Role

This role will lead Key Assets NSW cultural responsiveness, cultural awareness, and the provision of cultural safety for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people accessing Key Assets NSW services.

The aim of this role is to promote the wellbeing of vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people by culturally supporting and building the capacity of those adults responsible for their care.

This role will work alongside the New South Wales leadership team; lead sector partnerships and engagement; participate in case consultation; attend case conferencing; participate in Operational Governance arrangements; link with quality assurance teams.

Aboriginality is a genuine qualification for this position under NSW – Anti-Discrimination Act 1977. To apply, you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) descent, identify as ATSI and be recognised as such by the ATSI community.

Core Tasks

  • To possess a strong understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and advocate for children, young people and carers
  • To participate as a member of the Key Assets New South Wales Leadership Team, taking the lead in driving best practice in the provision of culturally responsive services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people
  • With the Director, Assistant Director and other Managers, to contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic and operational planning of Key Assets, New South Wales with particular reference to designing and developing services and business opportunities that are culturally responsive and culturally appropriate
  • Have experience working within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as a recognised Elder or community leader
  • Experience working in child protection or an understanding of Foster Care / Out of Home Care
  • To plan, co-ordinate and deliver and/or facilitate cultural awareness training for staff and caregivers
  • To work with Social Workers, Case Workers and with caregivers in developing skills and knowledge in cultural responsiveness, via training, consultation, joint work and modelling

For a private conversation regarding this exciting new opportunity, please call James Isles on (02) 8336 5700.

(Key Assets reserves the right to interview suitable individuals prior to the closing date of this campaign, this campaign may also be extended at any time.)

Key Assets The Children's Provider is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

A position description is attached.

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