Aboriginal Liaison - Waterloo Redevelopment
Inner Sydney Voice
This is an Aboriginal Identified Position
We’re looking for a highly-skilled person to understand the thoughts, needs and issues of the Aboriginal community in Waterloo, the site of a major urban redevelopment over the next 15-20 years.
Understanding the history and significance of the Aboriginal community of Waterloo will be an essential requirement in developing a plan for the redevelopment of Waterloo. At the same time, it will be just as important is to understand and be able to action solutions that the Aboriginal community will face now and throughout the redevelopment period.
The role, Aboriginal Liaison Officer will be offered on a 6 month 28 hour a week part-time basis and will be reviewed within this period to determine the roles’ future requirements. The position will be located in Waterloo, but will need to operate remotely throughout the area.
The role’s main purpose is to provide Waterloo Aboriginal communities and tenants with liaison, support and advice about the Waterloo redevelopment and action responses to the requirements of the community regarding maintenance, personal and or social needs and issues.
The Aboriginal Liaison Officer will provide Waterloo Aboriginal communities and tenants with liaison, support and advice about the Waterloo redevelopment and action responses to the requirements of the community regarding maintenance, personal and or social needs and issues.
The Officer will be an independent role based in Waterloo, for a period of 6 months as part of the Waterloo planning process. The position will be reviewed after 6 months to assess and determine future requirements and resourcing.
The role would entail the successful applicant to:
- Provide advice to Aboriginal communities and tenants on the Waterloo redevelopment and encourage input and engagement in master planning process.
- Assist Aboriginal tenants on housing issues in the areas of maintenance, personal and or social issue or need, providing advocacy and support.
- Collaborate, connect and build relationships with Elders, Aboriginal communities and tenants about the redevelopment.
- Provide feedback to community and non-government agencies regarding issues that need to be addressed as part of the redevelopment that in turn are communicated to the relevant Government agencies.
- Facilitate cooperative responses to issues affecting the local Aboriginal Community.
- Undertake administrative duties consistent with the position and adhere to reporting requirements.
- Contribute to other initiatives of Inner Sydney Voice and WPHAG.
- Participate and contribute to meetings about the Redevelopment and other Waterloo related forums.
- Act and consult with other employees to ensure health, safety and welfare at work, provide and maintain safe places of work, equipment and systems of work under the WH&S Act.
This position will work closely with the Waterloo community, specifically the local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island peoples. The position is required to communicate progress and issues to the Executive Officer ISV board and Chairperson of WPHAG.
Other stakeholders include, but are not limited to:
• Local, State and Commonwealth Government Representatives
• Other NGOs, health organisations and community groups etc.
• Other meetings/forums as required