Roper Gulf Regional Council

CDP Senior Employment Supervisor - multiple locations

Job No: 96663
Location: Multiple positions available across remote NT

  • Join a growing Local Government in remote Northern Territory
  • Multiple roles available - unique opportunities to make a difference to job outcomes, working directly with remote communities  
  • Attractive remuneration, plus 6 weeks annual leave, relocation assistance, subsidised accommodation and more!

About Us

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 southeast 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 Opportunities

Multiple exciting opportunities have arisen for CDP Senior Employment Supervisors to join Roper Gulf Regional Council in their Community Services teams throughout the NT. Opportunities currently exist in the remote communities of Mataranka, Binjari, Barunga, Beswick and Robinson River. These positions are being offered on a full-time, fixed term contract basis until 30th June, 2019, with the possibility of extension.

Operating under the direction of the CDP Assistant Manager, you will be responsible for delivering the Community Development Program (CDP) contract at your location. You will support job seekers to identify individual goals for participation plans that lead to positive personal and professional development, and encourage community participation to enable long-term employability. This will be achieved by:

  • Managing the delivery of job seeker case management services in compliance with the CDP contract, operational guidelines and Council's service delivery standards;
  • Organising and supporting training activities including partnering with internal and external stakeholders to deliver cost effective training on or off community;
  • Maintaining staffing levels in accordance with the approved staffing structure to ensure a reliable and effective service;
  • Placing job seekers in appropriate activities and work placements in accordance with the CDP guidelines; and
  • Engaging with the local community to deliver job seeker services that are culturally, socially and environmentally appropriate.

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About You

Suitable candidates will have a proven background in employment services in remote areas and the ability to plan, organise and implement program activities, educational workshops and training to effectively engage with job seekers. It is also desirable that you have a thorough understanding of the CDP contract. 

You will need well developed interpersonal and communication skills, enabling you to liaise with a wide variety of employees and external stakeholders; ensuring strong working relationships are established and maintained. Along with demonstrated leadership skills, providing you with the platform to effectively supervise, train and mentor a small team.

You will be confident in communicating with people from different cultural backgrounds and preferably have an awareness of the issues affecting Indigenous communities in remote locations.

Some out of hours work, including occasional travel to remote communities requiring overnight stays, will be required and you must be comfortable with this.

A current 'C' class manual driver's licence is essential to be considered. Suitable candidates will be required to undertake a criminal history check and update each year as required.

About the Benefits

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.

Successful candidates will receive an attractive remuneration circa $55,231 - $60,965 commensurate with your skills and experience, plus subsidised accommodation in your relevant community will be provided, along with a remote area living allowance.

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.

Furthermore, relocation assistance will be negotiated with successful candidates, making it a great opportunity for those coming from interstate!

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

Applications will close midnight AEST, on Sunday 4th March, 2018

Prior to employment with Roper Gulf Regional Council you must obtain the following:

  • 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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