Reconciliation Officer - Sandringham

Location: Melbourne
  • Industry: Government & Defence
  • Work Type: Permanent
  • Salary: 0
  • Posted: 02 May 2024
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Position Description
Reconciliation Officer

Role Purpose
The key purpose of the Reconciliation Officer role is to lead the development and delivery of the organisation’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), provide strategic support and leadership in all aspects of cultural and linguistic diversity and inclusion and ensure the effective representation of the Indigenous community in organisational planning, policy, and service delivery.

Department: Family, Youth and Wellbeing
Classification: Band 6

Location: Sandringham, VIC
Hours: 0.6 FTE (3 days per week)



About Mob Jobs
Mob Jobs is a 100% owned and operated First Nations business that provides specialised culturally safe employment pathways for First Nations people. We also offer a range of tailored corporate development services and training designed to improve organisations cultural capabilities and establish them as an employer of choice for First Nations jobseekers.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate, develop, deliver and review actions in the  Reconciliation Action Plan.
  • Convene and coordinate the external and internal RAP Advisory Committee.
  • Develop and maintain strong, consultative, collaborative and sustainable relationships between the organisation, Indigenous residents and Traditional Owner organisations.
  • Deliver events and activities to promote understanding of Australia’s First Nations peoples.
  • Build networks and develop relationships with other Indigenous community groups and organisations.
  • Represent the organisation on local Aboriginal network meetings and other local, state and Commonwealth Government forums.
  • Provide advice and feedback to departments on Reconciliation and Traditional Owner considerations.
  • Facilitate connections with external Traditional Owner groups, specialists and community organisations.
  • Present written and verbal reports to staff members and leaders on RAP related issues and topics.
Key Selection Criteria
Accountability and Extent of Authority
  • Under the direction of the Community Wellbeing Coordinator and within the policies and procedures of the organisation, the Reconciliation Officer is responsible for:
  • Professional, timely and accurate advice on Reconciliation and Indigenous affairs to internal and external stakeholders as directed by management
  • The signing of correspondence on matters of a general nature
  • Preparation of funding applications, reports and briefing documents for management review, sign-off and submission.
Judgement and Decision Making
  • Demonstrated ability to identify risk management issues and to take appropriate steps to minimise risk to the organisation and the community
  • Demonstrated ability to read the operational environment and appropriately communicate issues and opportunities
  • Demonstrated ability to seek information and, in a timely way, refer issues to more appropriate parties
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve and to assist work teams to resolve issues and to realise opportunities
Interpersonal Skills
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain positive and cooperative relationships with the community, staff and other stakeholders and to develop and contribute to creative and cooperative work teams
  • Demonstrated ability to make presentations to various internal and external stakeholders as directed by the Coordinator and Manager
  • Ability to professionally represent the organisation at external meetings and networks.
Qualifications and Experience
  • A tertiary qualification community development, health science or related field and/or equivalent knowledge and experience
  • Demonstrated experience working with Indigenous communities to design and implement protocols and programs to enhance community wellbeing
  • Demonstrated experience of working in a community-oriented role assertively managing complex, challenging relationships
  • Experience in the development of policies, plans, procedures, systems and risk management principles
  • Demonstrated experience in managing projects and community engagement
  • Demonstrated experience of writing for both corporate and community audiences.
Specialist Skills and Knowledge
  • Demonstrated experience in working with Traditional Owners, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisations and bodies.
Management Skills
  • Ability to work on and manage a number of projects concurrently
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to identify and engage culturally, socially diverse communities, and community participation opportunities
  • Good writing skills including the preparation of policies, plans, procedures and presentations.

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