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Organisation : Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider

Location : Melbourne, VIC Regional (Clayton or the Gippsland region )

Work type : Contract/Temporary

Sector : Arts & Culture, Children, Community Support Services, Families

Salary type : Annual Package

Application closing date : 18 Oct, 2020

About the role

This role will lead Key Assets Victoria’s cultural responsiveness, cultural awareness, and the provision of cultural safety for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people accessing Key Assets Victorian services. The aim of this role is to promote the wellbeing of vulnerable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people by culturally supporting and building the capacity of those adults responsible for their care. This role will work alongside the Victorian leadership team; lead sector partnerships and engagement; participate in case consultation; attend case conferencing; participate in Operational Governance arrangements; link with quality assurance teams. 

This is an Aboriginal identified position Key Assets considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 42 of the Discrimination Act. 


  • Laptop and phone
  • On-going professional training and supervision
  • Full Time, 37.5hrs (Office based in Clayton, however travel will be required for this role)
  • Salary packaging options for Not-For-Profit + vehicle and fuel card
  • 4 weeks annual leave, increases to 5 weeks after 2 yrs continued service

Core Tasks

  • To possess a strong understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture and advocate for children, young people and carers.
  • To participate as a member of the Key Assets Victorian Leadership Team, taking the lead in driving best practice in the provision of culturally responsive services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young people.
  • With the Director and other Managers, to contribute to the development and implementation of the strategic and operational planning of Key Assets Victoria with particular reference to designing and developing services and business opportunities that are culturally responsive and culturally appropriate.
  • Have experience working within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community as a recognised Elder or community leader
  • Experience working in child protection or an understanding of Foster Care / Out of Home Care
  • To plan, co-ordinate and deliver and/or facilitate cultural awareness training for staff and caregivers.
  • To work with Social Workers, Support Workers and with caregivers in developing skills and knowledge in cultural responsiveness, via training, consultation, joint work and modelling.

KEY ASSETS THE CHILDREN’S SERVICES PROVIDER is committed to building a culturally diverse workforce and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and minority groups are encouraged to apply.

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Key Assets The Children’s Services Provider


  • A dynamic NOT-FOR-PROFIT community service organisation.
  • An evolving Australia wide Out of Home Care and family services (NGO) provider
  • Committed to building a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce, AWEI Bronze Employer of Choice for 2015 & 2016, AWEI Gold Employer Award for 2017, AWEI Silver Employer Award for 2018, finalist for the Australian HR Awards 2017 and Working within a trauma informed, therapeutic framework

How to apply

Position Description : KAVIC_Cultural_Practice_Lead01092020

Applications not allowed for this job listing.

Please quote in application: Cultural Practice Lead VIC (Clayton based) via Pro Bono Australia.



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