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Aboriginal Community Worker

Department of Territory Families, Housing and Communities - Papunya, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
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Job description

Agency Department of Territory Families, Work unit Southern Region Child Protection

Housing and Communities

Job title Aboriginal Community Worker Designation Administrative Officer 4

Job type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $71,091 - $81,611 Location Papunya

Position number 23768 RTF 209957 Closing 13/04/2021

Contact Dorrelle Anderson on 08 8955 6001 or dorrelle.anderson@nt.gov.au

About the agency www.territoryfamilies.nt.gov.au

Apply online https://jobs.nt.gov.au/Home/JobDetails?rtfId=209957

Information for applicants

Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and detailed resume.

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce that represents the community. The NTPS encourages people from

all diversity groups to apply for vacancies. For more information about applying for this position and the merit process, go

to the OCPE website.

Under the agency’s Special Measures Recruitment Plan only eligible Aboriginal applicants will be considered for this

designated vacancy. For more information on Special Measures, go to the OCPE website.

Primary objective:
As a member of a team, and under professional supervision, provide services to children, young people, families and carers

aimed at reducing the risk of harm to children, in accordance with the Department of Territory Families, Housing and

Communities policies and procedures and the Care and Protection of Children Act.

Key duties and responsibilities:
  • Under supervision, plan and deliver family support, out of home care, and protective services to Aboriginal children,
young people and their families, using casework, group work and community work methods.

  • Foster positive links and networks within and between the Department’s Program, other services/agencies, and
Aboriginal communities.

  • Ensure the availability of reliable data through the accurate and timely recording of information on the Department of
Territory Families, Housing and Communities client information and case management systems.

Selection criteria:
1. Certificate IV in Community Services, or equivalent.

2. Experience living within the framework of Aboriginal cultural values and lifestyles, and representing these Indigenous

perspectives, in addition to a demonstrated knowledge of cultural issues, including social, economic and political issues,

affecting the delivery of welfare services to Aboriginal peoples.

3. Ability to undertake work in the community services industry and demonstrated ability to communicate appropriately

with a range of health/welfare clients and colleagues, including preparation of reports and written correspondence.

4. Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver culturally appropriate services, which strengthen community capacity so that

families can provide for family members with minimum dependence on external agencies.

5. Preparedness to travel by 4WD/light plane and stay overnight in remote communities where applicable.

6. Computer skills, or a willingness to undertake computer skills training.

7. A current Northern Territory drivers licence or the ability to obtain.

1. Ability to speak a local Aboriginal language.

Further information:
The recommended applicant will be required to hold a current Working with Children Clearance notice and undergo a

criminal history check. A criminal history will not exclude an applicant from this position unless it is a relevant criminal


Papunya, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work


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