Aboriginal Liaison Officer

Dubbo Regional Council Full Time Permanent 22/05/2020
About us

We are Dubbo Regional Council, a large regional Council servicing a growing community of over 50,000 people. With an operating expenditure budget of approximately $200 million, we have 600 team members working across a diverse range of areas including planning, infrastructure, community and cultural services, administration, economic development, corporate business and recreational services. 

About our region

The Dubbo Region outshines the big metropolitan cities in both affordability and liveability, with an impressive range of housing options, health and education services and little to no work commute – your quality of life is second to none.  The real heart of New South Wales, our Region is a dynamic centre that offers the dual benefits of relaxation and space with the amenities of a major city. With a population of 51,429 and 4,500 registered businesses the Dubbo Region is consistently thriving. Key assets for the Region include a major hospital that services a broad catchment population of 120,000 people, as well as world class tourist attractions and impressive transport links including direct flights to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra and Newcastle.

The Opportunity 

The Aboriginal Liaison Officer is responsible for the development of effective and strong links, communications and networks within the local Aboriginal communities in the Local Government area of Dubbo Regional Council and State and Federal Government Agencies. The position is primarily one of communication and liaison with the Aboriginal communities within the Local Government Area.

The position will also help develop capacity in the Aboriginal community through participation in activities, referral advice and engaging in planning activities within the community.

This is an ‘identified’ position and ‘Aboriginality’ is a requirement for the position

In this role you will have the opportunity to:

  • Promote and engage in consultation and involvement in decision making processes in the local community
  • Ensure the effective and efficient delivery and promotion of services to Aboriginal people, particularly young people.
  • Have up-to-date knowledge of local and broader issues relevant to the Aboriginal community and work collaboratively with Aboriginal people, agencies, government and the community to address these issues.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • Familiarity with and experience with the culture, traditions, history of local Aboriginal communities.
  • Capacity to work with communities, build relationships across agencies to facilitate the provision of services to communities.
  • Proven skills in translating community needs to organisations and converting those ideas into strategies and programs.
  • Proven experience working with Aboriginal people, communities and service providers.
  • Experience in research skills and report writing skills.
  • High quality interpersonal, consultation and communication skills.
  • Good computer skills, including Microsoft Word.

About you

You are passionate about the tradition, culture and history of local Aboriginal communities. You have excellent communication skills and the ability to build relationships within community members and stakeholders. 

What we offer

In undertaking this key role in our diverse organisation you will be offered a range of benefits, 4 weeks annual leave, DRC fitness passport program, well-being program and access to salary sacrificed child care. Furthermore DRC also offers flexible working conditions, learning and development opportunities, generous leave allowances and have an active Social Club.

Salary:  $68,453-$79,554 per annum plus superannuation. 

Closing Date: 9:00am, Monday 8 June 2019

Enquiries: Manager Community Services - 6801 4410

Dubbo Regional Council is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing a working environment that embraces and values diversity and inclusion.

Please refer to the attached Position Description for the entire scope of essential and desirable criteria.  

How to Apply:

  1. Please fill out the questions in the application page below.
  2. On the following page you will have the opportunity to attach your resume.
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