This is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander identified position.
Who we are
We are a dynamic not-for-profit organisation that works with vulnerable young people and children. For 50 years we have been creating opportunities that support them to realise their potential.
We also have a long history of supporting First Nations justice, and directly supporting First Nations young people, particularly through our Hand Brake Turn and Inside Out programs. We now want to formalise a whole-of-organisation pledge to First Nations justice by developing our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP).
Join an organisation that is making a positive difference in the lives of young people, and drive our impact for First Nations peoples.
What you will do with us
We are seeking a First Nations young person who can bring the voice of First Peoples and young people to the process of developing Concern Australia’s first Reconciliation Action Plan. This is a paid role that will also be a fantastic personal, career and leadership development opportunity.
The hourly rate (ordinary) of pay will range between $37.54 to $40.39 plus superannuation. The role will take 1-2 days per month, hours to be agreed on appointment.
This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants. Concern Australia considers that being Aboriginal or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under s 20(d) of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) and s 28 of the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic).
How you will make an impact
As Deputy Chair you will help guide the process of developing Concern Australia’s first RAP and our ongoing commitment to tangible outcomes for First Nations people – both directly through our programs for vulnerable young people, and in the ways we conduct our work throughout our organisation.
Who you are
You’re a passionate First Nations young person with:
- Knowledge and understanding of the historical and contemporary issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.
- Experience or engagement with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island people or communities.
- Understanding of the challenges facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
- A commitment to advocating for the self-determination and prosperity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively, managing priorities effectively to ensure successful RAP development, approval and implementation.
What you need to have
- Demonstrated ability and experience that enables you to ensure the voice of young people, and First Nations perspectives, are prioritised in the development and implementation of the Concern Australia Reconciliation Action Plan.
- Knowledge of working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.
- Awareness of community engagement principles and practices and an understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, particularly young people.
- Ability to build positive and effective working relationships with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and other stakeholders.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to share, deliver and promote awareness and an ability to advocate for social justice outcomes for the communities you represent.
- Demonstrated time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.
We’d really like you to have
- Experience working or volunteering in a community-based program setting.
Some important paperwork before you can join the team
To offer you this role, you will need to be fully eligible and have the legal right to work in Australia.
Before you can join our team, you must have a Working with Children Check, a National Police Check, International Police Check (If you have lived overseas for 12 months or longer in the past 10 years) and other employment screening or credential checks as determined by the position description.
What’s in it for you?
It’s the feeling of knowing that your work is contributing to making the world a better place for First Nations children and young people, and working with others who feel the same. You will also have access to:
- Competitive salary packaging to increase your take home pay
- Supported training and development programs
- Employee Assistance Program, a free and confidential counselling service
- Flexible work arrangements
- On-site parking
How to apply
For more information, contact Brendan Littlechild, Chair of the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group, on 0421 094 416 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To apply, send a cover letter (including a statement addressing the key selection criteria as outlined in the position description) and a CV that includes professional and cultural referees to email@example.com with a subject line ‘Deputy Chair, RAP Working Group’.
Download the full position description.
Applications will be reviewed as they are received, so get yours in soon!
Our commitment to diversity
We are committed to building and maintaining an inclusive work environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage individuals of diverse backgrounds including but not limited to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse people, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with a disability to apply for advertised positions.
If you have the skills to do the advertised role, and think you would be a good fit for our organisation, we would love to hear from you!
Our commitment to Child Safety
We are committed to providing child safe and protected environments in all our activities and programs and we have a zero tolerance approach to child abuse or exploitation.