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Cultural Practice Advisor

Child Safety, Youth and Women - Ipswich, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Full Job Description
Working within a multidisciplinary team, you will draw on your personal experience and knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander traditions and customs to provide high quality, culturally safe and appropriate child protection services to children, families and carers serviced by the Child Safety Service Centre.

You will have a clear focus on the provision of culturally appropriate services, and will use your own cultural expertise and knowledge to foster respectful relationships with communities and enhance positive relationships between children/young people and their families. You will share your cultural knowledge and contribute to growing the department's cultural capability.
Job Type: Permanent
Position Type: Flexible-full-time
Location: Ipswich region
Yearly Salary: $74615 - $81816
Contact Name: Kasha Rolley
Contact Number: Ph; (07) 3432 1500
Closing Date: 11-JUN-21

Key responsibilities

  • Effectively and positively engage with children, families, carers and service providers (including both government and non-government agencies) to support the cultural needs of children and families to achieve their identified case plan goals and cultural support plan goals.
  • Provide individualised, high quality, and culturally appropriate casework supports to children and families subject to tertiary child protection intervention including, but not limited to: facilitation of positive family connection and reunification through your knowledge of the community and cultural protocols; kinship care options; referrals and advocacy for culturally specific services; and support of transition-from-care plans.
  • Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including children and parents, families and Recognised Entities to support the establishment and strengthening of effective safety and support networks, including connection to extended family, community, country and culture.
  • Provide high quality cultural advice and direction to assist in informing decisions about the safety needs of children, particularly where complex child protection worries are present.
  • Participate effectively and provide cultural leadership in a multidisciplinary team to deliver well-planned and culturally appropriate family support services to children and families experiencing vulnerability.
  • Actively contribute to a culture of continuous learning, training and professional development, to ensure practice knowledge and skills are contemporary and evidence-based. Apply the strengths based, safety-oriented Strengthening Families Protecting Children Framework for Practice when working with children and families and ensure consistency with the vision of Our Way.
  • Prepare and maintain quality case records in accordance with departmental case management requirements. Contribute to strengthening workforce cultural capability through sharing your cultural advice, knowledge of communities, and awareness of culturally significant processes and events.
Applications to remain current for 12 months.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.

Ipswich, QLD

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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