As of July 2015, the Surat Aboriginal Corporation has been adjusting to the many changes within the new funding. Please find below a description of all the new job descriptions and areas we will be servicing.
With the success of obtaining funding, we are all now working full time, Monday through to Friday from 9am – 5pm.
Our contact details are as follows:
Office phone: (07) 4626 5288
Robert Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Megan Email: email@example.com
Ange Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Jess Email: email@example.com
Please feel free to contact us via any of the listed details.
The Surat Aboriginal Corporation now play host to a Culture and Capability Officer/Indigenous Culture Support (Ange Walsh), a Safety and Well-Being Officer (Bob Hobbs), a Children and Schooling Officer (Megan Allwood) and a Project Officer (Jess Walsh).
The Culture and Capability Officer/Indigenous Culture Support is responsible the South West Region. The primary focus is to support and build the capacity and leadership of individual, communities and organisations as well as maintaining, protecting and promoting Indigenous culture and supporting healing. This includes:
- Running projects that promote and protect the Indigenous culture as well as promoting culture exchange and share knowledge.
- Provide workshop style learning and development opportunities for Indigenous adults in the Maranoa and Balonne Regions including (but not limited to):
- Develop women’s leadership and governance capacity;
- Workshops on project management, funding management and other valuable and essential skills to enhance, update and develop individual and organisational skills and capacity.
The Safety and Well-Being Officer’s primary focus is to improve the health, social and emotional wellbeing of Indigenous people, especially teenagers and young adults, to enjoy similar levels of physical, emotional and social wellbeing enjoyed by other Australians. This includes:
- Working with local Indigenous organisations and other service providers to facilitate and deliver workshops and events to address and raise awareness of a range of issues, including (but not limited to):
- Drug and alcohol awareness
- Mental health
- Social and emotional well being
- Community safety and family violence
- Depression and suicide ideation
- Delivering and supporting a broad range of sport and recreation activities in the Maranoa Region schools and communities, including (but not limited to):
- Traditional games
- Coaching courses
- Exercise programs
- Provide links and referrals to mainstream services as well as Indigenous Services.
- Work with other services within the South West Region.
The Children and Schooling Officer is responsible for providing Indigenous children of the Maranoa region a good start in life through improved early childhood development and learning, improved literacy and numeracy, school readiness, school attendance and school retention. The communities that will be services are primarily Roma, Surat, Mitchell and Wallumbilla. Each of these communities will have access to workshop such as:
- The Mums and Bubs reading project
- The Healthy Lunch Program
- The After School Homework Project
The Project Officer is primarily responsible for assisting with bookkeeping, accounts management and reports management as well as providing administration support. The Project Officer is also responsible to co-ordinate projects that Surat Aboriginal Corporation takes on from time to time.
Please note that all Officers assist in:
- Providing links and referrals to mainstream services as well as Indigenous Services.
- Work with other services within the service areas.
We look forward to working with all the local services, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, in the near future to better enhance the knowledge and capability of the Indigenous people.