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Male-Cultural and Community Advocate

Thursday Island
Wakai Waian Healing

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Job Title: Male-Cultural and Community Advocate
Status of Employment: Full-time- Fixed Term end date 31/12/2021
Location: Thursday Island

Annual Salary:

$72,000.00-$85,000 Wage rate will be based on experience and suitability to the role.

(+ 9.5% 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: Fri 10/7/2020 at 5:00 PM

The following are key requirements of this position;

  1. 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;
  2. Must be willing to travel to the Outer Islands of the Torres Strait;
  3. Hold a C Class Open drivers licence.

Essential Requirements

Successful applicants are expected to possess the following;

  1. 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;
  2. Some demonstrated knowledge of the causes of poor mental health/social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities;
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. Some demonstrated willingness and ability to develop and implement innovative solutions that are culturally sensitive;
  6. Some demonstrated willingness and ability to communicate well (written and verbal) with diverse target groups and work with diverse stakeholders;
  7. Demonstrated ability to manage projects/ multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
  8. Demonstrated experience in the delivery of healing focused services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples;
  9. 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
  10. 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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