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Aboriginal Cultural Advisor


Reference: 4802096

This is an Aboriginal identified position and is sanctioned under Section 14d of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

OzChild is committed to the effective delivery of Evidence Based Services to Aboriginal Children, Young People and their Families/Kin/Carers.

The Job

The Aboriginal Cultural Advisor will contribute to the provision of culturally sensitive services and a culturally safe working environment through consultation and engagement with OzChild staff, Aboriginal Peoples, and relevant Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations.

The Aboriginal Cultural Advisor (ACA) Position is a newly created role within OzChild that will work to ensure that participating Aboriginal families can benefit from the services we provide.

This particular vacancy is situated at our Tuggerah, Central Coast office with travel required to our Edgeworth office, supporting our FFT and FFT-CW programs, more information on these programs available here https://www.fftllc.com/about-fft-training/clinical-model.html


  • Ongoing cultural guidance and support
  • Providing advice on effective engagement, assessment and intervention
  • Provide cultural inductions to the OzChild teams
  • Liaise with Aboriginal stakeholders and community members
  • Promote Evidence Based Services, Functional Family Therapy

Required Qualifications, skills and experience.

  • Knowledge of issues impacting Aboriginal people and communities in the context of family
  • Desired knowledge of Evidence Based Services (beneficial)
  • Current driving license (essential)
  • Comprehensive understanding of strength based culturally appropriate contemporary engagement with Aboriginal families
  • Extensive knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal people and communities, in contemporary society and an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal people.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with individuals, families and communities from a strength-based, culturally appropriate perspective.
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Effective network development skills.

OzChild offers

  • A dedicated Aboriginal unit Dhiiyaan Mirri
  • Part time position 4 days per week
  • Level 6 role around $43 an hour, FTE $85k
  • Flexible working hours and days up to 30 hours per week
  • Time to engage with community
  • Salary packaging up to $15,900
  • A brand new office in Tuggerah
  • A unique culture promoting diversity, cultural competence and shared values
  • Innovative solutions

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

The closing date for applications is Monday 19th August

How to apply:

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

Applications Close: 19 Aug 2019