Aboriginal Development Officer
Aboriginal Development Officers (ADO’s) support CHSP and HACC-PYP staff and organisations to improve access to services for Aboriginal people through culturally responsive services. ADOs also support Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCO’s) to provide services in their communities. The ADO role includes:
- coordinating regular Loddon Mallee/Hume Regional Aboriginal Network meetings for CHSP and HACC-PYP Aboriginal service providers and facilitating communication between the network and state-wide Victorian Committee for Aboriginal Aged Care and Disability (VCAACD).
- supporting the development of partnerships between ACCOs and mainstream CHSP and HACC-PYP providers.
Contact the Aboriginal Development Officer
Centre for Cultural Competence Australia – for information on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultural Competence Courses that are available for staff. The courses are designed to develop capabilities and build cultural competence in course participants whatever their level of knowledge in Aboriginal cultural education.
Dying to Talk: Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Discussion Starter – Think about what is and isn’t important to you and your family. How can you help your family make decisions? Talking now can help your family in the future. It is never too early to plan ahead. This resource will guide you through that discussion. It will help you prepare, so that you know what you want to say and it will provide you with tips about how to start talking.