Aged Care Project Officer (Fixed Term)

NPY Women's Council

Alice Springs, NT

Posted 7/11/2020

The Tjungu team provides support, advocacy and case management to ngaltutjara tjuta – people with disabilities, elderly people, and their carers & families. Tjungu philosophy and principles support the rights of older people and people with disabilities to live in their community so that family and relationships, as well as spiritual and physical connections with country, can be maintained.

We are now recruiting for a fixed term Aged Care Project Officer to join the Tjungu Team. This role is fixed term until 30th June, 2021.

This role works in APY Lands (SA) but forms part of the Tjungu Team’s aged and disability work across the tri-state region. In this role, you will support and advocate for aged Anangu people living on the lands. You will collaborate with other NPY Women’s Council services and external organisations through project, community development and advocacy work to enable aged and frail Anangu to maintain quality of life while continuing to live in their traditional country.

The ideal person will have professional experience in Community Development, Health or Disability, and are passionate about working alongside Anangu. We are looking for someone with an understanding of current issues relating to aged and frail people, who is comfortable working in cross-cultural environments.

This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

There are many benefits of working for NPY Women’s Council. We are led and governed by women from the NPY region and follow strong values and high principles that guide our work.

You will work within a supportive, trauma informed framework and have the opportunity to learn community development and intercultural liaison from highly skilled, experienced professionals.

We provide a comprehensive culturally aware 3-month orientation program, best practice clinical supervision, professional development that includes vicarious trauma and case management training along with critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this, we offer a generous remuneration package. You will receive an above award salary, additional superannuation, salary packaging benefits, 5 weeks of annual leave, 3 weeks of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus. We also provide use of a company vehicle when travelling remotely along with travel allowance.

To apply please complete the online application form below and submit a comprehensive cover letter and resume.
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Closing Date: 5.00pm, Tuesday 14th July, 2020
For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Kim McRae, Tjungu Manager, on 08 8958 2360
This position may be eligible for the Welcome to the Territory Incentive Program.

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