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CDP Engagement Officers (Remote Communities)

Job No: 115353
Location: Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia

  • Are you looking for a diverse and rewarding role with an indigenous community?
  • Finish each day knowing you've made a difference to remote communities!
  • Generous base salary circa $76,681.29 PLUS 9.5% super, free accomodation and utilities!
  • OUTSTANDING benefits including salary sacrificing, leave loading, annual airfares & 8 weeks leave!
  • Multiple positions for singles or couples!

About Ngaanyatjarra Council

Ngaanyatjarra Council Aboriginal Corporation (NCAC) was incorporated in 1981 with the aim of supporting the development of all Ngaanyatjarra people. At the core of this work was assisting the Ngaanyatjarra Communities to be strong and sustainable with reliable essential services, air transport, bookkeeping, agency and road transport, fuel distribution, health services, community services and improved housing.

The Ngaanyatjarra Council represents the interests of around 2000 Ngaanyatjarra, Pintupi and Pitjantjatjara people, living in 12 communities in the Central Desert region of Western Australia.

Today, Ngaanyatjarra Council is one of the largest Indigenous Corporation in Australia and has grown to be the major representative body for Ngaanyatjarra people. Ngaanyatjarra Council is also the parent and ultimate holding company of the Ngaanyatjarra Corporate Group, which includes the following entities:

  • Ngaanyatjarra Services (Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (Aboriginal Corporation)
  • Indervon Pty Ltd (Liberty Alice Springs)
  • NATS (Ngaanyatjarra Agency and Transport Service)

About the Opportunities

Ngaanyatjarra Council has multiple exciting opportunities for Community Development Program (CDP) Engagement Officers to join their team, working in communities on the Ngaanyatjarra Lands, WA. NCAC is open to applications from both single candidates and couples.

Reporting to the General Manager, these roles will be focused on providing quality Case Management and community engagement activities or programs. These roles will vary depending on the needs of each community, with some requiring a larger focus on case management and others focused more on providing hands-on community support, including general maintenance or participation in arts and culture activities.

In general, your duties will include (but not be limited to):

  • Developing job plans according to Job Seekers' goals and personal barriers;
  • Working with the community to identify, set up, and run Work for the Dole (WfD) activities;
  • Contributing to the development of work skills and work habits of CDP participants through mentoring, training and support;
  • Identifying opportunities to incorporate language, literacy and numeracy training for CDP participants into CDP activities;
  • Developing and implementing project activity plans, budgets and risk assessments for WfD activities; and
  • Ensuring accurate, appropriate and timely recording of attendance or non-attendance at appointments in the relevant IT system.

To download the full position description, please click here.

About You

NCAC is open to candidates with a range of skills and specialities, including customer service, administration, hands-on skills or trade qualifications. Any experience in Employment Services, working with Centrelink, or similar will be beneficial, as will experience living or working with Aboriginal communities.

You will need to be highly computer literate, with experience using ECSN highly regarded, and ideally have a strong case management background, although candidates with the willingness and ability to learn case management skills will be considered regardless of experience.

An understanding of Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary Aboriginal political, social, cultural and economic issues is highly regarded. You'll require a demonstrated ability to work with and under the direction of traditional Aboriginal people in a “dry” community, as well as a commitment to the principles of the Aboriginal self-determination at a community level.

Most importantly, you will have good judgement and maturity, enabling you to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality in dealing with Community members. Your excellent oral and written communication skills will assist you to build and maintain relationships with a wide range of stakeholders. You will be patient and flexible, with a strong commitment to workplace health and safety and ensuring the community reaches its goals.

These roles are all located in remote outback communities, and critical to your success will be a willingness and physical ability to live and work in these conditions.

Please note: You will need a current, unrestricted Manual Driver's License, and have or be willing to obtain a criminal history check, psychometric test, pre-employment medical, and Working with Children clearance.

About the Benefits

You will be joining a friendly and dynamic organisation with ongoing support and training. The successful candidates will be provided with free fully furnished accommodation and utilities.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a generous base salary circa $76,681.29 plus 9.5% super, commensurate with your skills and experience.

NCAC is also offering the successful candidate a host of outstanding benefits, including:

  • Salary packaging;
  • Annual District Allowance of $4,333;
  • 17.5% leave loading;
  • Work vehicle;
  • 8 weeks annual leave; 
  • An annual airfare allowance of $1,950; and 
  • 3 additional airfare allowances of $670.

Ngaanyatjarra Council recognises that employees have a range of family and personal responsibilities in addition to their work obligations, and is committed to assisting employees to achieve a satisfying work/life balance!

This is a rare chance to join a leading Indigenous Corporation and take on a challenging but rewarding role, making a real difference in Aboriginal communities - Apply Now!

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