Cultural Practice Advisor Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Cultural Practice Advisor key responsibilities are:

• Effectively and positively engage with children, families, carers and service providers (including both government and non-government agencies) to support the cultural needs of children and families to achieve their identified case plan goals and cultural support plan goals.
• Provide individualised, high quality, and culturally appropriate casework supports to children and families subject to tertiary child protection intervention including, but not limited to: facilitation of positive family connection and reunification through your knowledge of the community and cultural protocols; kinship care options; referrals and advocacy for culturally specific services; and support of transition-from-care plans.
• Work collaboratively with key stakeholders, including children and parents, families and Recognised Entities to support the establishment and strengthening of effective safety and support networks, including connection to extended family, community, country and culture.
• Provide high quality cultural advice and direction to assist in informing decisions about the safety needs of children, particularly where complex child protection worries are present.
• Participate effectively and provide cultural leadership in a multidisciplinary team to deliver well-planned and culturally appropriate family support services to children and families experiencing vulnerability.
• Actively contribute to a culture of continuous learning, training and professional development, to ensure practice knowledge and skills are contemporary and evidence-based. Apply the strengths based, safety-oriented Strengthening Families Protecting Children Framework for Practice when working with children and families and ensure consistency with the vision of Our Way.
• Prepare and maintain quality case records in accordance with departmental case management requirements.
• Contribute to strengthening workforce cultural capability through sharing your cultural advice, knowledge of communities, and awareness of culturally significant processes and events.
• Intra State travel may be required from time to time and staff must be prepared to travel (e.g. boat, plane, or vehicle) to rural and/or remote locations.

Delegations

This role is an authorised officer under the Child Protection Act 1999 and has a range of statutory delegations (where applicable).

Applications to remain current for 12 months.

Job Ad Reference: QLD/502701/23

Closing Date: Tuesday, 8th August 2023

JOB SUMMARY

Organisation

Department of Children, Youth Justice and Multicultural Affairs

Job Salary

Contract/Temp