First Nations Police Liaison Officer Identified*

Queensland Government - Cairns QLD

This is an identified position. It is a genuine occupational requirement that an Identified position be filled by an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person as permitted by and arguable under Section 25, 104 and 105 of the Queensland Anti-Discrimination Act (1991).One of the referees should be an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person who can attest to the applicant's background, knowledge, skills and experience as they relate to the cultural capabilities.

Will include:

  • Assist Police Officers to communicate effectively with members of the local community by providing advice on local Aboriginal and Torres Strait customs and protocols.
  • Providing guidance to relevant stakeholders to be aware of the need to balance cultural, policing, QPCYWA, and community needs.
  • Assist the Community to access policing and PCYC services, providing assistance on referral to other community services where necessary.
  • Assist in the delivery and development of a broad range of activities in a safe environment to meet the needs of in the Community, (with an emphasis on young people).
  • Assist in the development and implementation of crime prevention/youth/community development programs to promote community engagement through PCYC Programs.
  • Maintain contact with community leaders by participating in meetings, forums, events and festivals,collaborating to ensure input of community concerns in policing issues.
  • Communicate sensitively with members of the Community to prevent offensive behaviour, violence, unrest and potential crime.
Applications to remain current for 12 months.This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License.
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