Cultural Engagement Officer Job at ACT Government – Canberra ACT

ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is looking for an experienced and highly motivated professional to fill the position of Cultural Engagement Officer (ASO6) within the Community Corrections team. The successful applicant will support staff to work effectively to improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and will provide individual case support and expertise at the operational level. In this role, you will aim to develop more systemic approaches to cultural engagement including development of relationships with key stakeholder organisations.

In addition to this, you will promote and apply the principles of contemporary best practices in relation to offender management, including written reports to the Courts, releasing authorities and other statutory bodies in relation to offender management, risk and intervention outcomes. To be successful you will need to possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills and should be able to build and maintain relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, Elders, stakeholders and community members.

Eligibility/Other requirements:
Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander ancestry is considered essential (s42, Discrimination Act 1991).

Driver’s licence (Class C) is essential.

This position does require a pre-employment medical.

This position does require a Working with Vulnerable People registration.

Notes: This is a designated position in accordance with s42, Discrimination Act 1991 and is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people. Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander heritage is considered essential and therefore a Confirmation of Aboriginality may be requested.

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit three items:
One to three page written response addressing the Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge, Behavioural Capabilities, having regard for the job requirements;

A current curriculum vitae with the names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager); and

a copy of your current driver’s licence.

Please ensure you submit all three items.

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Company: ACT Government –

Company Location:  Canberra ACT

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