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First Nations Manager

Organisation : Orygen

Location : Victoria (Parkville)

Work type : Full-time

Profession : Community Services

Sector : Mental Health

Salary type : Annual Package

Salary : 95000-105000 per Year

About the organisation

Organisation Name : Orygen

About the role

Your new job

The First Nations Manager is responsible for leading Orygen’s implementation of First Nation’s strategies and projects to improve outcomes and service delivery for First Nations People’s of Australia.

The First Nations Manager will create and maintain strong relationships, notably with First Nations communities, organisations, and the health sector. The position will provide leadership in embedding self-determination and cultural strengthening in Orygen’s activities.

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the First Nations Manager will:

  • Contributing to the achievement of Orygen’s Statement of Commitment and strategic objectives with and through the First Nations team and the wider organisation as detailed in the Cultural Strengthening Plan
  • Provide expertise and leadership to the Orygen Executive, managers and supervisors on cultural strengthening
  • Provide strategic advice and lead the development of new First Nation initiatives across the organisation
  • Working collaboratively with key stakeholders to develop sustainable approaches to building the cultural capacity of the organisation ensuring its operations are culturally safe and responsive
  • Lead a small team and support them in their implementation of program goals and objectives

What you’ll need

You are passionate, energetic and determined to make a difference to health and wellbeing outcomes for young people. The following criteria must be met for consideration for this position:

  • A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline including social work, psychology, youth work, community development or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated experience working with First Nations individuals, communities and organisations with a clear working understanding of the priorities and aspirations of First Nations young people and their communities with special focus on social and emotional wellbeing.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team and support them in their implementation of program goals and objectives and foster a positive workplace culture.

This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Identified Position, classified under ‘special measures’ of section 12 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010. Only Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are eligible to apply

What you’ll get in return

  • Salary package between $95,000-$105,000 commensurate with skills and experience + 10% super + NFP salary packaging up to $15,900.
  • Ability to purchase additional leave; access to EAP; generous Parental Leave Scheme.
  • Flexible work to suit your lifestyle and access to policies and tools that support this

Orygen – leading the revolution

Imagine a future with unlimited potential. A future where every young person enjoys optimal mental health as they grow into adulthood. At Orygen, this is our life’s work, because we passionately believe it’s what all young people deserve.

Every step of the way, young people and families are at the heart of everything we do. Always.
Through world-leading research that creates change. Through pioneering reform that delivers real-world practical solutions.

At Orygen, that’s the future we’re creating right now. To do it, we have revolution in mind.

Join the revolution

If you’re keen to join Orygen and be part of our team challenging the status quo and reshaping the future for young people, apply now.

For more information and to review the position description, please follow the link below.

This is a full time, 2-year fixed term position.
Applications will close on 22nd April 2022, unless a suitable candidate is found sooner.

Orygen is dedicated to gender equality, diversity and inclusivity. We strive to continue to build a culturally safe workplace where our values underpin the way we work and our commitment to First Nations people of Australia, young people and their families, LGBTIQA+ people and CALD people. We strongly encourage applications from the First Nations people.

How to apply


Please quote in application: First Nations Manager via Pro Bono Australia.

Profession: #Community_Services
Sector: #Mental_Health


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