Internal Vacancies

Practice Lead - Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Participation

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Work type: Permanent Full-Time
Location: Western Suburbs
Categories: Community Development, Indigenous and Multicultural Services

We’re looking for a professional Practice Lead Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Participation with relevant experience who wants to join our 2,000+ team of staff and volunteers to make a difference on a permanent full-time basis, working 38 hours per week.

The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) has a clear vision – an Australia free of poverty.
For almost 90 years, we have worked with policy makers and the community for systemic change that will prevent and alleviate poverty in Australia.

We are passionate about the work we do.

We strive to create change that lasts for a more compassionate and just society -

a society in which we can all fully participate in social, civic and economic life with the dignity and respect we all deserve.


This position will be a subject matter expert in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Cultures. The role will support NDIS Services to develop and continuously improve cultural knowledge and culturally appropriate practices for LAC and ECEI staff. They will provide leadership, information and support for LAC and ECEI staff to ensure that BSL delivers a high-quality service for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples with disability and their families.

This role is required to have an understanding of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander peoples and communities, and their experiences of disability and will recognise and support the role of evidence in NDIS Services practice.
This position is identified for Aboriginal people and exemption is claimed under Section 14(d) of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.

  • Provide practice leadership to support Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities and staff working with them
  • Support and guide the development of culturally appropriate and relevant practices for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people with disabilities
  • Lead the development and implementation of a cultural safety audit and action plan to identify priorities for improving cultural safety
  • Contribute to the design and delivery of a staff education program to overcome barriers experienced by Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities in accessing the NDIS

Salary will be in the range of $93,154.77 to $97,269.24 per annum, based on skills and experience plus superannuation.

Location: to be negotiated with successful applicant 


Passion for supporting the mission of BSL, and delivering excellence in your role, are just the start.

To be considered for the role and be successful in it, we’re looking for an Practice Lead Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Participation who has the following key skills and experiences:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal culture and social ways of life
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to working with Melbourne’s Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Communities
  • Existing relationships with, and capacity to further develop these in BSL NDIS service areas
  • Demonstrated experience relevant to the community/disability sector. Lived experience as person with disability, or a carer of person with disability will be highly regarded


  • Extensive salary packaging options to reduce amount of tax you pay
  • Career development opportunities
  • Leave loading of 17.5%
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Employee Assistance Program


BSL employees enjoy a range of flexible work options and other attractive benefits. Recognising that there is no ‘one size fits all’ pattern of work–life balance, the organisation endeavours to provide options to suit the needs of all staff.

If this looks like a role that’s right for you, APPLY NOW or contact Louise Beaumont on 0408 396 930 for a confidential discussion.

Applications close: Friday 22 January 2021 at 11:55 pm

Please review the Position Description to address the key selection criteria

We are an EEO and understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We recognise that everyone has the right to an equitable, safe and productive environment and to be treated with dignity and respect.  We welcome applications from all people regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, cultural background, disability or sexual orientation. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply. 

Successful applicants will be subject to pre-employment checks including criminal history and working with children. Recruitment decisions are based on the key inherent needs and requirements of each role, and candidates are selected based on their unique strengths and characteristics.  Applicants must have proof of working rights in Australia.

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