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Aboriginal Skills Coach


Reference: 4655993

To perform this position, it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD) that applicants are Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

OzChild is committed to the effective delivery of Evidence Based Services to Aboriginal Children, Young People and their Families/Kin/Carers. This role is designed specifically to ensure that participating Aboriginal children can benefit from the services we provide in our Treatment Foster Care Oregon program

OzChild offers-

• A dedicated Aboriginal unit to liaise with

• Part time flexible working hours

• Time to engage with community

• An opportunity to work directly with children

• A role based close to Brisbane in Ipswich

• A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values

• Innovative solutions to enhance long term care options

The Job

This role is part time, flexible and casual hours. The Aboriginal Skill Coach will contribute to the provision of culturally sensitive services in TFCO. As Skills Coach your job is to provide coaching to a child or young person focusing on the goals set out in the plan. The Skills Coach is there to positively influence the child/young person and help improve their skills and behavior.

The Aboriginal Skills Coach Position is a newly created role within OzChild that will work to ensure that participating Aboriginal children can benefit from the services we provide.


  • Ongoing cultural guidance and support
  • Effectively engage with Aboriginal children
  • Provide behaviour support plans to children
  • Provide weekly skills coaching following individual treatment plans

Required Qualifications, skills and experience.

  • Knowledge of issues impacting Aboriginal people and communities in the context of out of home care
  • Experience working with children/young people aged between 7-11
  • Current driving license (essential)
  • Comprehensive understanding of strength based culturally appropriate contemporary engagement with Aboriginal children and families

The closing date for all applications is Monday 29th April

OzChild is committed to the employment of Aboriginal people and providing a work environment in which Aboriginal peoples' cultures, beliefs and values are acknowledged and respected, and in which the individual career goals and personal aims of Aboriginal staff are identified, promoted and achieved.

OzChild is an equal opportunity employer and encourages individuals of diverse backgrounds to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, those from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander, Culturally and Linguistically Diverse and LGBTIQ communities

This is a program to redress the under-representation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in this industry and area and is an equal opportunity measure under section 105, and welfare measure under section 104 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 (QLD). Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

How to apply:

For more information, a confidential discussion about the role or simply to ask a question, contact Paul Ridley HR Advisor at OzChild on 03 9695 2243 or email pridley@ozchild.org.au

You can apply for the role today by visiting our careers site at https://ozchildcareers.org.au/Vacancies/- Search for the job title Aboriginal Skills Coach, Ipswich click on the title, scroll down and submit a resume with an attached cover letter addressing the required skills and experience

Applications Close: 29 Apr 2019