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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Advisor - Territories Stolen Generation Redress Scheme

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knowmore Legal Service is seeking Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Advisors Territories Stolen Generation Redress Scheme to join our Organisation within the community legal sector. 

This is an opportunity for the right candidates to be part of a reputable Organisation with fantastic career progression and professional development prospects. 

About knowmore Legal Service

knowmore is a nation-wide independent community legal centre providing free legal information, advice, representation and referrals, financial counselling and systemic advocacy for victims and survivors of child sexual abuse. Since 2022 our service has expanded to provide legal advice and financial counselling for people applying to the Territories Stolen Generations Redress Scheme, and free legal advice for survivors of child sexual abuse that are not eligible to apply to the National Redress Scheme. We continue to provide free legal advice and financial counselling in relation to the National Redress Scheme.

knowmore uses a multidisciplinary model bringing together lawyers, intake officers, social workers and counsellors, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander engagement advisors and financial counsellors to provide trauma-informed, client-centred and culturally safe legal assistance to clients.  Services are provided through a national phone line and face-to-face services in key locations, supported by a comprehensive program of outreach and community engagement across Australia. knowmore currently has offices in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Perth and opening an office in Darwin.

About the role

This role supports survivors of the Stolen Generation seeking to engage with knowmore’s Territories Stolen Generation Redress Scheme Service, and receive services that high quality, trauma-informed and culturally safe.  Specifically, the role will assist in the provision of key community and stakeholder engagement and the provision of expert cultural advice to knowmore in relation to working with Stolen Generation survivors, as well as support to survivors during their legal and financial counselling engagement with knowmore.   

Based in the Darwin office the role will be part of the Territories Scheme Service, and also a member of the multidisciplinary Darwin office of knowmore. Reporting to the Manager of the Territories Stolen Generation Redress Scheme Service, this role will also work closely with knowmore’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement Team to provide culturally safe services across knowmore.  

The role will be responsible for ensuring all client record keeping, data and reporting is completed in a timely manner, and to a high-quality standard.  Client and community-focused outreach, and intra and interstate travel to office sites is expected to be a regular part of the role.  

Tertiary qualifications are preferred though not required, however significant relevant work experience and a dedication to ensuring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people and communities receive high quality services is what we are seeking.

This is an identified position. To be appointed to this position the applicant must be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person who identifies and is recognised as such within the community in which they live.  

Qualifications and Selection Criteria

  • Relevant tertiary qualification preferred, and/or a minimum three years’ experience in a similar role;
  • Sound knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures inclusive of values, protocols and any other issues relevant to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, in urban, rural and remote areas of Australia;
  • An understanding of the experiences and service needs of Stolen Generation Survivors and their descendants, with a particular focus on the Northern Territory, ACT and Jervis Bay areas;
  • A strong understanding of intergenerational grief, loss and trauma and its impacts for Stolen Generation Survivors; 
  • Sound understanding of culturally safe and trauma informed practices;
  • Sound teamwork skills and demonstrated experience working in a multi-disciplinary environment;
  • Strong communication skills – both verbal and written and confidence in being able to consult and negotiate with individuals and groups within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other stakeholders;
  • Ability and willingness to travel regularly including to regional and remote communities and intra and interstate, as required. Accordingly, a current driver’s licence is desirable.
  • Actively manage own workload and proactively manage self-care.

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Please see the attached Position Description for a complete outline of the role. 

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