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About the organisation
Every day, Life Without Barriers (LWB) provides support and care to children and young people, as we work collaboratively with families, carers, and communities, to ensure they have the environment they deserve to grow. With a focus on ensuring safety and respect, this is an opportunity to make a positive and meaningful difference in these young lives and help pave a brighter future.
Life Without Barriers is a leading social purpose organisation of 8,000 employees working in more than 500 communities across Australia. We support children, young people and families, people with disability, older people, and people with mental illness. We work with people who are homeless and refugees and asylum seekers. Join a community of people dedicated to breaking down barriers.
We want to employ people who reflect the diversity of our clients to ensure we can support each client's individual needs and wants. We encourage applications from a diverse range of people, including those with disability.
About the role
Responsible for the development and implementation of strategies to deliver the current and future Life Without Barriers Elevate RAPs and is accountable for key aspects of the plan, working closely with executive and senior leaders across the organisation.
Reporting to Chief Transformation Officer Cultural Justice and Reform Unit, you will be responsible for monitoring performance against targets for position accountabilities and for working closely with the executive and senior leaders to provide advice and counsel on strategies to deliver on jurisdictional RAP action plans and targets. You will provide cultural leadership, guidance and support to ensure high quality outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children, families and communities, partnering with governance groups who actively sponsor and extend Elevate RAP engagement and commitment across the organisation.
We are flexible as to the location for this position and are committed to our employees having access to a COVD safe office environment while enabling flexible work options.
To succeed in this position, you will be a knowledge holder and storyteller that develops an aspirational and innovative approach to our reconciliation commitment that is informed and co-led by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. You will advocate for recognition and reconciliation at a national level and by enabling colleagues to build knowledge, share stories, and engaging with staff create opportunities to contribute to the reconciliation conversation and achieving the current and future RAPs; and, to contributing to an Australia that takes meaningful action on reconciliation between Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous people.
You will model an approach that Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples will to be at the forefront of, and leading Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business through empowering and supporting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander colleagues to lead/co-lead and engage in the current and future RAP conversations and deliverables.
Applicants must be of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent, self-identify as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait islander person and be accepted by their community as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander person.
Skills and experience
You will be required to provide contact details for a cultural referee who can comment on your knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities in contemporary society and your ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The cultural referee must also identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Successful candidates will be required to clear probity checks including National Criminal History Record Check and Working with Children Check (where relevant to the role).
How to Apply
Simply click Apply and follow the prompts. For any enquiries including persons with disability that require adjustments, contact David Meere, Head of Talent & Attraction on email@example.com or 0418 439 728.
Applications close Sunday 10th of December.
To be considered for and appointed to a position at Life Without Barriers, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 with a minimum of two (2) doses or hold a valid medical exemption certificate, in accordance with Life Without Barriers Employee COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. You will be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status during the recruitment process.
We are dedicated to playing our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and bring continuity of care and support to our clients. If you are successful, we will discuss with you an alternative to a face-to-face interview.
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