Policy Officer

Cultura is the new organisation resulting from the merger of Geelong Ethnic Communities Council (trading as Diversitat) and Multicultural Aged Care Services Geelong (MACS).

Our Purpose: Provide innovative services to support, care for and celebrate culturally diverse individuals through their life journey

Our Vision: Empowering diverse individuals and communities to reach their full potential

Our Values: Inclusion Integrity Sustainability Kindness

MACS and Diversitat have been serving the Geelong community for more than 40 years with a focus on our multicultural communities. As the new entity, Cultura operates across various sites delivering a range of services including residential aged care, home care and aged support services, settlement, training and education, financial counselling and disability support. We also operate a range of social enterprises including The Pulse community radio and various community events including the popular Pako Festa.

The Role:

The Policy Officer coordinates and supports policy and procedure documentation to ensure that Cultura achieves its services and organisational objectives.

Working closely with the General Manager of Corporate Services, the Policy Officer is accountable for the development, implementation and evaluation of company policies. The role will ensure a focus on best practice and regulatory compliance through governance documentation to ensure Cultura consistently meets expectations and improves community outcomes. As a team member, this position must always model behaviour aligned to the Cultura values of Inclusion, Integrity, Sustainability, and Kindness.

This role provides operational thought-leadership on the relevant professional discipline and content areas that are intrinsic to the position. As a subject matter expert on policy and governance, it assists to inform and guide the policy, frameworks and operational decisions of Cultura.

This position will be contracted on a fixed-term full-time or part time basis of 6 months, working 20 – 38 hours per week, depending on the availability of the successful applicant.

About You:

  • Co-ordinate and prepare policy and procedure frameworks across the organisation;
  • Business partner with subject experts in order to create policies and procedures;
  • Review and develop procedures and documentation content;
  • Ensure documentation is reflective of practices;
  • Setting up the quality system, including approvals and templates;
  • Provide recommendations for best practice improvements;
  • Research and provide advice on best practices rather than the status quo;
  • Prior quality system development experience;
  • Research skills to identify best practice and regulatory requirements across a number of industries;
  • Experience in compliance or policy documentation.

Applications should include a cover letter that outlines why you believe you would be great for the position and a current resume. To apply, send your application to [email protected] with ‘Policy Officer’ as the subject line.

Employment is subject to the satisfactory completion of a Police Record Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check, Work Rights Check, Medical Check and providing evidence of sufficient COVID 19 vaccinations. Cultura will pay for the costs associated with Police Record Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, Victorian Employee Working with Children’s Check and Medical Check.

We welcome applications from all diverse backgrounds including individuals that identify as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, LGBTIQ+, and individuals with disabilities or culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact Sarah Felsovary on 0466 058 144 or [email protected].

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted to arrange an interview.

Applications Close:
February 12, 2023

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Multicultural Community Services Geelong Inc. trading as Cultura

Cultura acknowledges Aboriginal traditional owners of country throughout Victoria and pays respect to their cultures and elders past, present and emerging.

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