Roper Gulf Regional Council

CDP Employment Coordinator

Job No: 94142
Location: Beswick, NT

  • Join a growing Local Government in the remote Northern Territory
  • A unique opportunity to make difference to job outcomes in the local community
  • Highly attractive remuneration circa $62,489 - $68,976, PLUS subsidised accommodation

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 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 Opportunity

Roper Gulf Regional Council has a fantastic opportunity for a CDP Employment Coordinator to join its established team based in Beswick, NT, only an hour's drive from Katherine.This is a full-time, fixed term contract up to 30th June, 2018, with the possibility of extension.

Reporting to the CDP Regional Manager, you will be responsible for supporting job seekers to identify their 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:

  • Organising and supporting training activities, including partnering with internal and external stakeholders to deliver cost-effective training;
  • Coordinating requisitions for goods and supplies required to operate the CDP;
  • Setting work plans for staff and overseeing the development of activity plans for job seekers; and
  • Engaging the community to deliver job seeker services that are socially, culturally, and environmentally appropriate.

Roper Gulf Regional Council is seeking a candidate who has demonstrated prior experience within the employment services sector, preferably within remote and regional areas. You’ll have the demonstrated experience to plan, organise and implement program activities, educational workshops, and training to effectively engage with job seekers.

Additionally, you will need 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, including occasional travel to remote communities requiring overnight stays will be required.

A current 'C' class manual driver's licence and a Working with Children Clearance Notice (OCHRE Card) are essential to be considered for this position. You will also be required to undertake a criminal history check and update each year as required.

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About the Benefits

This role offers an 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 circa $62,489 - $68,976, commensurate with your skills and experience, PLUS subsidised accommodation in Beswick 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 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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