Roper Gulf Regional Council

CDP Senior Employment Consultant

Job No: 94145
Location: Katherine, NT

  • Join a growing Local Government in the remote Northern Territory! 
  • A unique opportunity to make a difference to job outcomes in the local community! 
  • Attractive remuneration package circa $62,489 - $68,976, commensurate with skills and experience. 
  • Further benefits include relocation, phone, laptop and 6 weeks annual leave!

About the Organisation

Roper Gulf Regional Council (RGRC) provides a range of services over an area that spans 185,000 sq km (80% the size of Victoria) that covers the region east and south-east of Katherine, Northern Territory. The total estimated resident population of the region is 6,919. 

The Council’s mission statement is: “Working as one towards a better future through effective use of all resources”. This serves to give strategic direction to Council’s service delivery and its partnerships with the NT and Australian Governments and other stakeholders. 

The overall vision of Roper Gulf Regional Council is to be a sustainable, viable and vibrant leader in improving the quality of family and community life in the Northern Territory. 

About the Opportunity

An exciting opportunity is available for an experienced Senior Employment Consultant - Community Development Programme (CDP), to join Roper Gulf Regional Council in the Community Services team based in Katherine, NT. This is a full-time, fixed term contract up to 30th June, 2018, with the possibility of extension.

Operating under the direction of the CDP Assistant Manager, you'll be responsible for assisting remote sites in delivering a contractually compliant service under the Community Development Programme. You will support staff to develop job plans that lead to positive personal and professional development for job seekers. 

Some of your key responsibilities will include, but not be limited to:

  • Providing training, current information, guidance and support to CDP staff and job seekers;
  • Liaising with internal and external stakeholders to ensure exceptional service delivery;
  • Engaging with remote communities to deliver job seeker services that are culturally, socially and environmentally appropriate;
  • Interacting with job seekers to foster professional, respectful relationships; and
  • Ensuring contractual compliance and compiling reports as required.

To be considered, you will have a proven background in employment services, ideally within a remote area context. It is desirable that you also have a thorough understanding of the CDP contract. 

You will have strong leadership skills with the ability to supervise, train and mentor staff and well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, giving you the ability to liaise with a wide variety of employees and external stakeholders and ensuring strong working relationships are established and maintained. You will also be confident in communicating with people from different cultural backgrounds. Preferably candidates will have an awareness of the issues affecting Indigenous communities in remote locations.

Some out of hours work, and travel to remote communities necessitating overnight absences may be required, and as such the successful candidate must possess a current manual Class C Drivers License, with the ability to operate vehicles on unsealed roads and travel in light planes. Ideally you will also have the skills to operate a four wheel drive vehicle or be comfortable to participate in four wheel drive training. 

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About the Benefits

This role offers an enthusiastic employment services professional, the chance to define their career with a young Local Government, within one of the most spectacular and iconic environments in Australia. If you’re looking for a change of pace, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, you’ll find it in the Northern Territory.

You will be rewarded for your hard work and dedication with an attractive remuneration package circa $62,489 -$68,976, commensurate with skills and experience and relocation assistance will be provided!

You’ll enjoy flexible working conditions, 6 weeks annual leave and 17.5% leave loading, ensuring you’ll make the most of your time in this region of the NT.

Please note: Applications will close at midnight AEST, Sunday 19th November, 2017.

This is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, advance your career and enhance your cultural knowledge in a stunning outback location. Make a positive difference - Apply Now!

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must:

  • Hold a current Northern Territory 'C' class manual driver's licence;
  • Undertake a new criminal history check at commencement of employment with RGRC;
  • At commencement of employment hold a current Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) or provide an application receipt for an exemption to be approved by SAFE NT prior to commencing; and
  • Be an Australian Resident or provide the current, relevant Visa to work within Australia.

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