2Spirits Program Manager

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Position:  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Statewide Program Manager (2 Spirits Program)

Location: Brisbane
Classification: QuAC Level 5
Hours: 38 hours per week

Contract to June 30, 2020, with possibility of extension.

Salary Packaging

Like most charitable organisations, QuAC is willing to pay a percentage of the salary as expense fringe benefits – i.e. reimbursements to employees for their own expenses such as private telephone costs, rent or mortgage payments, personal loan repayments, etc. These non-cash benefits are not subject to income tax. The Federal Government imposes a net cap of $15,900 pa on expense fringe benefits, above which the range of allowable expenses is restricted.

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action

The Queensland AIDS Council promotes Equal Employment Opportunity. All selection is based
on proven experience, qualifications and / or training and the person’s potential to undertake
the responsibilities of the position most efficiently. We will not discriminate against applicants on any grounds not relevant in determining the best person for the position.

This position is an identified role for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people.

All applications must be received by 5pm Friday 18th January 2019 with interviews scheduled for Friday 1st February 2019.

Included in this Application Package:

To help you develop your application, please find enclosed the following documents:

1. POSITION DESCRIPTION

The Position Description describes the nature of the position and the responsibilities of the
person in the position. The information includes:

Accountability Objective

This is the result or outcome that the advertised position is designed to achieve. The employee who fills the position will be responsible – within reason – for the achievement of the Accountability Objective.

Reporting Relationships

This section lists the immediate supervisor for the advertised position as well as the staff and volunteers who are supervised by the advertised position.

Key Result Areas / Tasks

These are the specific areas of work undertaken within the advertised position. The Key Result
Areas/Tasks are defined in terms of the contribution expected of the person in the position and the desired effect of that contribution on the organisation and/or its clients.

2. SELECTION CRITERIA

The selection criteria describes the knowledge, abilities, lived experience and qualifications
required for the advertised position. This is the set of qualities of the ideal appointee to the position. Most often, the successful applicant is someone who rates high in at least half of the selection criteria and does not rate low in any selection criterion.

The Selection Process

The selection process will be conducted by a selection panel who will be responsible for
considering applications, short listing, conducting selection techniques applicable to the
selection criteria, and referee checks. The Selection panel for this position will consist of a representative of the Board, the CEO and two or three community members.

The selection process includes:

  • Acknowledgement of all applications received for the advertised position.
  • Consideration of all applications against the selection criteria for the position.
  • Short-listing of applications that demonstrate sufficient merit to warrant further consideration.
  • Further selection techniques conducted with short-listed applicants. The selection
    techniques will include interviews and may include work samples. (Reasonable interview expenses (e.g. travel) will be reimbursed.)
  • Referee checks for candidates rated highest by the selection panel.
  • Recommendation for appointment made and confirmed.
  • Advice to unsuccessful applicants and feedback to applicants upon request.

Your Application

For your application to be considered you need include the following:

  1. A COVER LETTER that describes your knowledge, skills, experience and qualifications
    relevant to each of the Selection Criteria. Please remember to keep this brief (maximum
    two pages).
  2. A CURRICULUM VITAE (OR RÉSUMÉ) that provides a summary of your work experience and professional education and training. Include where you have worked, positions you held, period of employment and brief details of duties and responsibilities.
  3. A RESPONSE TO THE KEY SELECTION CRITERIA outlining your experience, skills and knowledge that relate to this position. Please keep this brief (maximum of two pages).
  4. REFEREE CONTACT DETAILS – the names, positions and telephone contact numbers for at least two work-related referees. These should be people who can comment on your ability to perform the role for which you are applying. It is best to include recent supervisors. While it is not compulsory to provide current/most recent employer referees at this stage, final appointments will not be confirmed until a referee report has been obtained from your current or most recent employer.

Forward your application to Rebecca Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland AIDS Council

By Mail:  30 Helen Street Teneriffe QLD 4006
By Email: rreynolds@quac.org.au

Further Details

For additional information about this position, including Salary level or about the recruitment
process, contact:
Rebecca Reynolds, Chief Executive Officer rreynolds@quac.org.au

JOB PURPOSE

The 2Spirits Statewide Program Manager will support the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, intersex, sistergirls and brotherboys in Queensland through a whole of community approach to social and emotional well-being.

The 2Spirits Program is a Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander led program, in partnership with the Queensland AIDS Council, connecting culturally safe services and health promotion activities throughout Queensland and in the Torres Strait Islands.

This role will be working with guidance from a statewide Governance Group which will be established in early 2019. This group will provide guidance to the 2Spirits Program of work through the Program Manager role and will provide advice to the CEO.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS

Supervisor:  Chief Executive Officer and 2Spirits Governance Group.
Other Staff:  The Statewide Program Manager will be responsible for the management of the staff and volunteers of the Program and its work.

KEY RESULT AREAS/ TASKS

Program Service Delivery

The objective of the Statewide Program Manager is to lead and manage the resources, activities and relationships of the 2Spirits Program so that it may achieve its mission of promoting the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirls and Brotherboys in Queensland.

Develop and maintain partnerships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy people, support groups and communities across Queensland;

Increase visibility of and access to the 2Spirits Program;

Build relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community Controlled Organisations, Governments Organisations and NGO’s to identity culturally safe, healthy, social and emotional wellbeing care pathways for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirls and Brotherboys people, families and communities;

Improve and develop access to culturally safe services and initiatives; including

  • Health promotion and program development
  • Community Development
  • Education and Training initiatives

Empower self-determination through focused localised community solutions.

Promote the uptake of PEP, PrEP, sexual health education and resources within Indigenous Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities.

Strategy and policy

Contribute to the development of strategy and policy by reporting on projects, keeping up to date with significant developments in Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander health policies, identifying strategic issues, and contributing to the planning and policy development processes.

Program co-ordination

Ensure the delivery of the project across Queensland on a co-ordinated basis by contributing to effective communication, fostering a team environment, participating in quality assurance and evaluation processes, liaising with key stakeholders and representing the Program externally as required.

Financial resource management

Contribute to the management of financial resources by monitoring expenditure and assisting with funding submissions.

Other duties

Other duties as assigned by the Chief Executive Officer.

Change in the key result areas

These key result areas are subject to change by formal decision of the Chief Executive Officer
and the 2Spirits Governance Group, consequent upon changes in the strategic direction of the
organisation.

Key Essential Selection Criteria

    • Degree with substantial experience; or Post Graduate qualification; or Associate Diploma with substantial experience; or Attained through previous appointments service and/or study with a combination of experience, expertise and competence sufficient to perform the duties required.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop and implement culturally safe resources.
    • Demonstrated experience of developing and presenting program content and objectives in a manner that informs and engages community.
    • Experience in reporting and documenting project development and outcomes.
    • Demonstrated ability to develop, coordinate and lead meetings with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Governance structures and community groups.
    • Demonstrated Leadership in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans,
      Intersex, Sistergirl and Brotherboy communities of Queensland.
    • Ability to work flexibly outside of normal business hours as required.
    • Ability to regularly travel throughout the state.
    • Eligibility for a Blue Card from the Commission for Children and Young People and Child
      Guardian. Police checks will be completed.

Highly Desirable

      • A valid QLD Unrestricted Driver’s Licence.

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