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NSW Aboriginal Cultural Advisor

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Employment type: Full Time Fixed Term
Location: Newcastle, Maitland & Hunter, Sydney, Tamworth & North West NSW
Categories: Child & Family Services

  • 12 Month Fixed Term Contract
  • Salary Packaging Options – Take Home More Pay
  • Aboriginal Identified Position*

About the role

The NSW Aboriginal Cultural Advisor position is a role within Lifestyle Solutions that works alongside service delivery teams to ensure that Aboriginal Children and Young People receive Culturally Safe care and support.

The role of the NSW Aboriginal Cultural Advisor is to:

  • Contribute to the provision and quality of culturally sensitive and responsive services, and a culturally safe working environment through consultation and engagement with Lifestyle Solutions team members, Aboriginal Peoples and relevant Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO’s)
  • Continually support and refine cultural planning process
  • Provide guidance to teams on culturally appropriate ways of working with children and young people we support who identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent
  • Support capability via cultural reflection and coaching of staff undertaking planning and contributing to any training resources developed in support of this key function
  • Supporting the development of cultural plans, including supporting contact / connections with kin, community, and stakeholders, and where required contributing to plan development

About you

The successful applicant will have the following skills and experience:

  • Identify as Aboriginal with cultural competency required to undertake this role
  • Knowledge of issues impacting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) people and communities in the context of family
  • Knowledge and or lived experience on the issues impacting ATSI children and young people residing in statutory out of home care
  • Knowledge and or lived experience around the social determinates of health impacting on ATSI people
  • Current Driving Licence
  • Comprehensive understanding of culturally appropriate contemporary engagement with ATSI families
  • Extensive knowledge of issues impacting on Aboriginal people and communities in contemporary society Ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with ATSI people
  • Demonstrated experience in Networking and stakeholder engagement
  • Demonstrated experience in leading small projects within community
  • Strong communication skills both spoken and written, with the ability to adapt communication styles depending on the setting

The perks

  • Salary packaging $15,900 general & $2,650 entertainment
  • Wellbeing and retail benefits

About us

We’re people who care. Lifestyle Solutions provides services to people with disability, young people and children in Out Of Home Care, their families and communities. Our customers receive services designed to meet their everyday needs and support them to achieve their goals. Our national workforce is committed to providing service that is reliable, responsive, flexible, friendly, empathetic and caring.

We believe everyone is equal.

We stand for everyone in society having equal opportunity and equal respect. We do this by providing our customers access to quality services and dedicated people who make a real difference in their lives. We believe this is everyone's fundamental right. You can learn more about us here.

How to apply

All applications must be lodged online. If you have any additional questions please email

We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and are committed to diversity and inclusion in our organisation. We welcome diversity in all its forms; applications from under-represented communities and groups are strongly encouraged. We can provide adjustments to the recruitment process if required; please contact the Talent Team on 02 4014 7800 to discuss how we can help.

Our organisation is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. We require all applicants to undergo an extensive screening process prior to appointment. 

*Lifestyle Solutions considers that being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification under S 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW). 

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