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Noongar Child Protection Council Coordinator

Noongar Child Protection Council Coordinator

Level 4 (Salary range – $87,094 – $90,578pa pro rata) – part-time position (up to 30 hours per week).

The Noongar Child Protection Council (NCPC) is newly formed. The vision of the NCPC is to stand up for Aboriginal children and to ensure their rights on Noongar country are protected and that children and families are connected to community, culture and country. While the successful applicant will be an employee of WACOSS, the NCPC will determine the focus, scope and direction of the work. The role will contribute to the development of the NCPC.

WACOSS strongly encourages applications from Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander people for the position of Council Coordinator.

(WACOSS) is the peak council of community service organisations and individuals in Western Australia. WACOSS stands for an inclusive, just and equitable society. We advocate for social change to improve the wellbeing of West Australians and to strengthen the community sector service that supports them. WACOSS is part of a national network comprising ACOSS and the State and Territory Councils of Social Service, which represent the interests of low income and socially disadvantaged people across Australia, and assists and supports the community sector with the delivery of community services.

The key purpose of the role is to develop, implement and deliver the strategic and operational plans for the NCPC. The Council Coordinator will work flexibly with the NCPC to develop and implement plans, conduct stakeholder liaison, provide strategic assistance and advocate on behalf of Aboriginal children and young people on Noongar land. They will also oversee the development, implementation and evaluation of the NCPCs work.  The role will have a good understanding of the needs of Aboriginal children and families and an understanding of stakeholder liaison and the importance of making links between the NCPC’s work and other related programs and initiatives.

To be successful you will need demonstrated policy, research and analytical skills together with outstanding communication skills including the ability to produce high quality reports, submissions, tenders and plans. You will also have a sound knowledge of child protection issues, experience in the community sector, the ability to work within a community development framework, sound computing skills and the capacity to work in a fast-paced and changing work environment.

View the full position description here –  Position Description – Noongar Child Protection Council Coordinator
View a descriptive video of the position here.  

Please submit a two page statement generally addressing the selection criteria in the job description, together with a current and concise resume.

Applications for this position close at 5.00pm, Thursday 10th August 2017, and we are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible.

Contact: Dawn Wallam on 9321 9090 or Sue Nye on (08) 9420 7222

Email applications to info@wacoss.org.au