Cultural Engagement Officer

Australian Red Cross


  • 12 months - maximum term position
  • Part time - 2 days per week
  • Located in Garran, ACT

Who we are

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

The Birth Family Advocacy Support Service supports families of children and young people involved with Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS) by providing information and capability development as they navigate child protection and children’s court systems and processes. 

The Birth Family Advocacy Support Service Cultural Engagement Officer is responsible for ensuring the Service is culturally competent when working with families of all cultural backgrounds engaged in the child protection system.

The Cultural Engagement Officer will also act as a relationships manager between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families and the Service and establish a strong working relationship with stakeholders within the sector engaged in work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members. 

What you will bring

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, or equivalent experience, in Community Services, Social Welfare, or similar; and/or relevant work experience
  • Previous experience working with parents and families of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ancestry, and a demonstrated understanding of their needs
  • Strong cultural awareness of varying cultures that reside within the region
  • Ability to assist caseworkers to listen, counsel and relate to families in a non-judgemental and culturally sensitive manner
  • Professional skills and experience in empowerment, problem solving, written and verbal communication, including ability to communicate in a confident, assertive, and non-aggressive manner and ability to manage conflict

A current Working with Vulnerable People check and driver's licence are mandatory requirements for this role.

The benefits of working at Australian Red Cross
 
Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisation and know that the work that you do will help improve outcomes for vulnerable people.

Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

Further information

For further enquiries, please view the position description attached below or contact Danielle Parra on 02 6234 7642.

Position description: Download File PD - Cultural Engagement Officer.pdf

Australian Red Cross


  • 12 months - maximum term position
  • Part time - 2 days per week
  • Located in Garran, ACT

Who we are

Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian organisation. Our aim is to improve the lives of the most vulnerable people in Australia and across our region.

About the role

The Birth Family Advocacy Support Service supports families of children and young people involved with Child and Youth Protection Services (CYPS) by providing information and capability development as they navigate child protection and children’s court systems and processes. 

The Birth Family Advocacy Support Service Cultural Engagement Officer is responsible for ensuring the Service is culturally competent when working with families of all cultural backgrounds engaged in the child protection system.

The Cultural Engagement Officer will also act as a relationships manager between Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families and the Service and establish a strong working relationship with stakeholders within the sector engaged in work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander community members. 

What you will bring

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications, or equivalent experience, in Community Services, Social Welfare, or similar; and/or relevant work experience
  • Previous experience working with parents and families of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ancestry, and a demonstrated understanding of their needs
  • Strong cultural awareness of varying cultures that reside within the region
  • Ability to assist caseworkers to listen, counsel and relate to families in a non-judgemental and culturally sensitive manner
  • Professional skills and experience in empowerment, problem solving, written and verbal communication, including ability to communicate in a confident, assertive, and non-aggressive manner and ability to manage conflict

A current Working with Vulnerable People check and driver's licence are mandatory requirements for this role.

The benefits of working at Australian Red Cross
 
Be part of one of the largest humanitarian organisation and know that the work that you do will help improve outcomes for vulnerable people.

Red Cross offers generous salary packaging benefits and flexible working arrangements.

Further information

For further enquiries, please view the position description attached below or contact Danielle Parra on 02 6234 7642.

Position description: Download File PD - Cultural Engagement Officer.pdf

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