Aged Care Project Officer

Posted on Jul 11, 2018

Aged Care Project Officer

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

At its core NPY Women’s Council is about family and community – walytja. Our purpose is to work with women, children and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia. Our role is to work side by side and help increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

NPY Women’s Council are now recruiting for an Aged Care Project Officer to join the Tjungu Team. Tjungu means ‘together’ and is a well-established program providing support, advocacy and case management to people with disabilities, the elderly and their carers and families.

The Aged Care Project Officer will work in APY Lands (SA) but forms part of the Tjungu Team’s aged and disability work across the tri-state region.  The Aged Care Project aims to enable aged and frail Anangu to maintain quality of life while continuing to live in their traditional country through:

  • Provision to clients and their carers of advocacy, information and referrals.
  • Community development with clients, carers, communities and other relevant agencies.
  • Linking in with other NPYWC services and other organisations to coordinate and improve services for aged and frail aged An

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

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, 6 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.

A full position description can be found here:Aged Care Project Officer postion description

  • To apply, complete the online application form below and submit a comprehensive resume.
  • Closing Date: 30 July 2018
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Erin Raskas, Tjungu Team Leader, on 08 8958 2364

Application Form

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