Job Title: Male Cultural and Community Advocate
Status of Employment: Full-time- Fixed Term
Location:  Thursday Island
Annual Salary: $72,000.00-$85,000  Wage rate will be based on experience and suitability to the role.(+ 10% Superannuation, + 17.5% Annual Leave Load)
Other Benefits: a.     Professional Development Allowance;

b.     Four (4) weeks annual leave;

c.     Flexible work hours; and

d.     Specialist skill development opportunities.

Closing Date/Time: Mon 13/6/2022 at 5:00 PM

The following are key requirements this position;

a.  Under s25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991, there is a genuine occupational requirement for the incumbent to be Indigenous to the Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community;

b.  Must be willing to travel to the Outer Islands of the Torres Strait;

c.  Hold a C Class Open drivers license.

d.  Must meet the current Covid19 vaccination requirements as per extant Public Health Order.

Essential Requirements

Successful applicants are expected to possess the following;

a.  Some demonstrated willingness and ability to consult and collaborate with a broad range of stakeholders, inclusive of Aboriginal communities, government and non-government agencies, and mainstream services to improve mental health outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders;

b.  Some demonstrated knowledge of the causes of poor mental health/social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;

c.  Some demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the local Aboriginal community and the health needs and priorities of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in the Torres Strait region;

d.  Some demonstrated knowledge or willingness to learn about the key State/Territory and Federal policies and resources on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander mental health/ social and emotional wellbeing;

e.  Some demonstrated willingness and ability to develop and implement innovative solutions that are culturally sensitive;

f.  Some demonstrated willingness and ability to communicate well (written and verbal) with diverse target groups and work with diverse stakeholders;

g.  Demonstrated ability to manage projects/ multiple tasks and meet deadlines;

h.  Demonstrated experience in the delivery of healing focused services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;

i.  Demonstrated knowledge of or ability to acquire knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health Policy, Mental Health Legislation, Queensland Mental Health Policy and a understanding of the interaction between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and the criminal justice systems and Child Safety System; and

j.  Demonstrated ability to actively participate in a working environment supporting quality human resource management practices including employment equity, anti-discrimination, occupational health and safety, and ethical behaviour.

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