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Department of Health
Position Level: 
APS Level 6
$85,088 to $95,993
Woden ACT
Job type: 
Closing date: 
6 May 2021
The upcoming date less then 1 day.

The Department of Health's Employment Programs and Inclusion team is seeking an Indigenous Liaison Officer (ILO) to support Health’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce and drive initiatives to foster an inclusive workplace for all staff.

Key duties

This role supports Health’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce to safely work and thrive in a dynamic work environment, by providing advice and being a conduit between staff and the organisation, particularly relating to employment matters, and by providing sound cultural expertise that will drive initiatives to foster an inclusive workplace for all staff.  

The Indigenous Liaison Officer is an Indigenous HR practitioner whose duties includes, but not limited to:

  • Providing pastoral care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff,
  • Creating and fostering partnerships with community organisations and internally to strengthen our cultural capability,
  • Supporting implementation and governance of Health’s Innovate Reconciliation Action Plan, 
  • Management of the Secretariat for the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group,
  • Leading the design, implementation, and evaluation of culturally appropriate initiatives and strategies that support Health’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander workforce,
  • Supporting our National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Staff Network (NATSISN) and Indigenous Champions, 
  • Assisting the promotion of Indigenous days of significance, and
  • Representing Health at APS and external meetings and forums. 

This role is supported by a highly capable and encouraging team that boasts years of experience, and lived experience, in driving initiatives for an inclusive workplace.


Desirable qualifications:

  • Certificate, Diploma and Degree in HR or related discipline.

Desirable Experience:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures.
  • Delivering inclusive initiatives that strengthen cultural capability and safety.
  • Connecting and building relationships with the indigenous communities that strengthen organisational cultural capability.

To be eligible for employment with the Department of Health applicants must be an Australian citizen at the time an offer of employment is made. 

An applicant’s suitability for employment with Health will also be assessed through a variety of pre-employment check processes, such as:    

  • Satisfactory completion of an Australian Federal Police criminal history check, and where relevant a Working with Children and Vulnerable People Check. 
  • Completion of a medical declaration and pre-employment medical (where required).
  • Providing evidence of qualifications (where required),  and
  • Obtaining and maintaining a security clearance at the required level.


Applications close at 11:30PM AEDT on 6 May 2021.

Applicants should quote reference number 21-PCPDIV-8231 to assist when making an enquiry.

The filling of this vacancy is intended to constitute an affirmative measure under section 8(1) of the 'Racial Discrimination Act 1975'. This vacancy is only available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait people.RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information visit: https://www.apsc.gov.au/recruitability

For more information: 
Lisa Baratta
(02) 6289 7370
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