Workshop and Survey Information Session 1
Aboriginal Child and Family Workforce project
What is the project about?
A key initiative under the Aboriginal Child and Family Investment Strategy is the establishment of an Aboriginal statewide workforce strategy that incorporates local workforce plans and aligns with strategies proposed under Permanency Support Program and Targeted Early Intervention reforms.
What is the goal?
The goal is to support organisations to develop their own locally directed Aboriginal workforce plans that identifies strategies to build and maintain a strong viable State-wide Aboriginal workforce. This is to ensure that as a Child and Family services organisation your organisation is able to deliver services to vulnerable Aboriginal families and children in need.
What is the aim of the project?
- AbSec’s aim is to facilitate innovation in workforce planning in the Child and Family sector.
- AbSec will take a collaborative and multifaceted approach to gather insights through localised workshops and an online survey.
- AbSec’s Workforce development project team will engage widely with the Child and Family sector who have touchpoints with Aboriginal children and families to assist in the development, design and implementation of regionally based Aboriginal child and family workforce strategies that will feed into a state-wide strategy.
AbSec will hold two workshops (see Workshop 1 schedule above):
- The first workshop will be to contribute to sharing, gathering, shaping information on growing and sustaining the Aboriginal Child and Family Workforce.
- The second workshop will be to verify information received, by seeking your input and feedback to develop a draft Regional Aboriginal Child and Family Workforce strategy.
The workshops will look at practical activities that focus on Attraction, Recruitment, Retention and Upskilling the Aboriginal workforce to enhance participation and development and in a particular region.
On the day
Prior to attending it might be helpful to look at what workforce challenges and solutions are in your organisation and location and what has been achieved or remain unresolved.General workshop agenda:
- Introduction of the Industry Development Strategy and the expected outcomes under workforce development
- Identify issues that effect Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in the workforce
- Collaborate on issues identified, think through challenges foressen, and together create innovative solutions that meet your local needs.
All workshop will run from 9.30am to 2.30pm
Tea, coffee and juice will be provided throughout the session. A light lunch will also be provided. Please let us know when booking if you have any dietary requirements.
For transport or parking options for getting to and from the event, please contact the venue directly.
Who should attend?
Managers, Talent Acquisition Managers (on-boarding staff/Hiring staff) and frontline workers from FACS, non-Aboriginal NGOs, and of course, Aboriginal agencies.
Online Survey – Aboriginal workforce development and capacity building survey
The survey will be available online (TBA) for all services providers.
All Workshops participates will receive a reminder to complete the survey.
Who should complete the online survey?
CEO’s, Manager’s and Talent Acquisition Managers (on-boarding staff/Hiring staff)
You are invited to attend the first workshop in your location. We encourage your involvement as this will directly impact the quality of Aboriginal statewide workforce strategy development.
There are currently no scheduled workshops.
Dates for future workshops will be listed here when available.