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Building and maintaining a strong workforce for our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisation sector is important for the implementation of the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

Members of the Coalition of Peaks and the Secretariat regularly have opportunities for passionate and talented people to join their teams, working in the areas of education, employment, health and well-being, justice, safety, housing, land and waters, and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.

Check back regularly to see new opportunities within the Coalition of Peaks to help Close the Gap!

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EOI: SEEKING ABORIGINAL AND TORRES STRAIT ISLANDER REPRESENTATIVES TO THE HOUSING POLICY PARTNERSHIP AND LANGUAGES POLICY PARTNERSHIP UNDER THE NATIONAL AGREEMENT ON CLOSING THE GAP

About the National Agreement on Closing the Gap 

In July 2020, the Coalition of Peaks entered into a National Agreement on Closing the Gap with all Australian governments. It includes commitments by governments to a range of actions to Close the Gap.  A distinguishing feature from the previous Closing the Gap framework is the four Priority Reforms around: partnerships based on shared decision-making; building our community-controlled sectors; transforming government organisations; and shared access to data and information.  We are now working with governments to implement the National Agreement. 

The Coalition of Peaks is made up of more than 80 national and state/territory Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community-controlled Peak Bodies. We came together as an act of self-determination to work in partnership with governments to ensure that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples had a genuine say in the next phase of Closing the Gap.  

About the Policy Partnerships

Under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, there is a commitment to establish five priority policy partnerships between the Commonwealth, states and territories and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander members.

The Housing Policy Partnership (HPP) is one of these partnerships. The HPP is co-chaired by the Chief Executive Officer of the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Housing Association (NATSIHA) and the  Deputy Secretary, Social Security, Department of Social Services (DSS).

The Languages Policy Partnership (LPP) is another of these partnerships. The LPP is co-chaired by the Chair of First Languages Australia (FLA) and a representative of the Office for the Arts (OFTA)  

There will be ten Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander parties on both the HPP and the LPP. This includes five (5) from Coalition of Peaks organisations and five (5) independent Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives, selected by the Coalition of Peaks in an open and transparent expression of interest process. 

We are seeking expressions of interest from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with relevant expertise who wish to join either the HPP or the LPP as one of the five Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives. These partnerships represent an historic opportunity to shift the dial in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander policy.

Duties and Responsibilities  

Key duties of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives to the policy partnerships:  

  • Attend meetings of the policy partnership 
  • Attend meetings with Coalition of Peaks and other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander representatives to determine if shared positions can be reached in the policy partnership 
  • Provide independent and expert input to the work of the policy partnership 
  • Remain accountable to your communities  
  • Work constructively with all parties to the policy partnership to share decision-making and improve outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people 

Selection Criteria

Representatives should be able to demonstrate they: 

  • Are an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person. 
  • Have experience and expertise in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander housing or languages policy based on professional experience, academic qualifications, lived or family experience of housing policy or Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages.  
  • Have a willingness to work with the Coalition of Peaks and agree on shared positions.
  • Have experience and willingness to working constructively with governments to achieve outcomes.  
  • Have availability and willingness to attend regular meetings (in person or via videoconference depending on COVID restrictions). 

How to apply

Please complete the relevant form below and return to the Coalition of Peaks Secretariat (secretariat@coalitionofpeaks.org.au) by COB (AEST) Friday 30 September 2022.

Questions  

Please email the Coalition of Peaks Secretariat via secretariat@coalitionofpeaks.org.au if you have any questions or require support.

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Aboriginal Sexual Health and BBV Program Officer (Youth) - Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

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Senior Workforce Development Advisor - SNAICC

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THRYVE WA - Administration Officer / Executive Assistant - SNAICC

The Administrative Officer / Executive Assistant will ensure the smooth running of the THRYVE Western Australia Office: you will provide executive and administrative support to the Director and a small and dynamic team. You will work closely with SNAICC HQ and assist establishing administrative processes to establish and support the new THRYVE WA office. This is an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander identified position

Care and Support Ready Project Officer - Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia

The Care and Support Ready Project Officer directly reports to the Policy and Strategy Manager and is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and is responsible for supporting Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) to become National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) and/or aged care service providers. The position will support WA ACCHS to build capacity to become sustainable NDIS and/or aged care service providers, and identify potential and existing integrated care service delivery models that can be piloted in future programs.

Leadership Advisor - THRYVE Victoria - SNAICC

The THRYVE Victoria Leadership Advisor will work with the leadership teams within Victoria’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Early Years services to strengthen their capacity in service delivery and quality outcomes. This position will also provide high quality policy development & programming advice, and advocacy support to represent the interests of these services with sector leaders and broader decision makers, contributing to a more sustainable, high quality and culturally strong early years services system for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children across Victoria.

Senior Workforce Development Advisor - THRYVE VIC - SNAICC

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National Co-Coordinator - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS)

This role will be responsible for co-coordinating the national rollout of the legal advisory service for the Royal Commission into Violence, Abuse, Neglect and Exploitation of People with Disability, specifically for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The National Coordinator’s will understand deeply the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities. This role will work in partnership with National Legal Aid who are coordinating the other elements of the legal advisory service (for all non-Indigenous people), and other key stakeholders across the disability and legal services sector.

Justice Policy Partnership Policy and Research Administration Officer - National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS)

The National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (NATSILS) is the national peak representative body for the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services (ATSILS) around Australia. Under the National Agreement on Closing the Gap, all Australian Governments and the Coalition of Peaks have agreed to establish Justice Policy Partnerships (JPP) at the national and state and territory levels to progress the commitment to reduce the incarceration rate of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander adults and young people. The Justice Policy Partnership Secretariat will play a lead role in providing high quality administration and secretariat support services to the NATSILS JPP.

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Senior Project Officer WorkUP Qld - The Healing Foundation

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Senior Project Officers - The Healing Foundation

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