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Indigenous Services Coordinator - Detainee Services

ACT Government - Canberra, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin


Full Job Description
ACT Corrective Services (ACTCS) is looking for an experienced, highly motivated and career-oriented person to temporarily fill the position of Indigenous Services Coordinator, Detainee Services

This position will be responsible for providing leadership, support and advocacy for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander detainees. Leading the Indigenous Service team ensuring a positive approach to enhancing re-integrative activities.

The successful applicant will, manage new projects and ongoing initiatives, including the implementation and periodic review of relevant Indigenous Services policies, procedures, contracts, agreements and services.

Further to this, you will develop and maintain positive relationships and culture with key stakeholders (including community, service providers, detainees and their families) and confidently represent the Indigenous Services Unit to external stakeholders, including negotiating and influencing views on complex issues.

To be successful, you will possess excellent interpersonal, organisational and communication skills necessary to build rapport with a diverse range of clients and stakeholders, in addition to demonstrating strong leadership and management qualities.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:
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.
Understanding of and sensitivity to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural issues and issues relevant to other minority groups is essential.
Demonstrated experience and/or willingness to work with detainees is desirable.
The successful candidate may be required to undergo a National Police Check.
A current driver’s licence
Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to - https://www.accesscanberra.act.gov.au/app/answers/detail/a_id/1804.

Notes: This is a temporary position available for up to six months with a possibility of extension.

How to Apply: Applicants are required to submit four items

A 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.
The names and contact details of two referees (one should be a current Supervisor/Manager).
A copy of your current driver’s licence.

Please ensure you submit all four items.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.


This is a temporary position available for up to six months with a possibility of extension.

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Canberra, ACT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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