Employment Opportunities

Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is the peak advocacy and support agency for the Larrakia people, the Traditional Land Owners of the Greater Darwin area.

Initially established in 1998 to represent the native title interests of the Larrakia people, LNAC has since evolved into a vital service delivery organisation focused on addressing the social, cultural and economic aspirations of the Larrakia people by initiating and administering programs, projects and services for the broader aboriginal community.

LNAC is a not-for-profit organisation. Our aim is to assist the indigenous people of the Northern Territory to ‘Live Stronger, Live Longer’

As an employee of Larrakia Nation you will benefit from:

  • An attractive salary
  • Salary packaging
  • Dedicated Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Training & development opportunities

We are currently seeking the following:

LARRAKIA HOSTS (Outreach)

The Larrakia Host program will see Larrakia and other Aboriginal people promoting information about the Larrakia culture to tourists, visitors and local residents. It will also provide a referral service to other programs, including the Day Patrol, reminding visitors from other communities about the types of behaviour that are acceptable on Larrakia country.

The program is an initiative of the Darwin City Deal which aims to boost tourism and employment opportunities for Aboriginal people while preserving and promoting Larrakia culture.

“This program helps to share important cultural and tourism information about the traditional owners of the Darwin region, and also takes an educational rather than confrontational approach to responding to bad behaviour.

“Larrakia Hosts will be highly visible around the city, and this program will shine a positive spotlight on Larrakia culture, helping to preserve and promote the cultural values of Darwin’s traditional owners.”

“Larrakia people have always welcomed people to our lands, despite the ongoing struggle for proper recognition of our rights. Larrakia people aim to foster partnerships according to our cultural protocols, which we ask you to respect.”

“Larrakia Hosts will build on the impetus created by the Night Patrol, Day Patrol and Return to Country programs, working with local residents, tourists and NT communities to make visiting Larrakia Country a rewarding experience.”

The Larrakia Host program forms part of a suite of outreach services known as Larrakia Assist, which also includes the Day Patrol and Return to Country program.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Develop awareness of the Larrakia culture among visitors to, and residents of, Darwin
  • Represent the Larrakia people by providing Welcomes to Country, cultural education, tourism information, client referrals, and advice on the importance of the Larrakia protocols
  • Interact with tourists and the general public in the provision of general information and stories about Darwin’s history
  • Provide positive public perceptions to create opportunities that add value in other areas
  • Engage and communicate in a culturally appropriate manner with community visitors about acceptable behaviour protocols
  • Provide referrals to appropriate information and support services.

To apply, please download the job description below and address the selection criteria enclosed, please then submit this alongside your up to date resume to hr@larrakia.com

Larrakia Host Job Description 2019

Applications close at on Monday 21 January 2019

CARE COORDINATOR (Aged Care)

The Aged and Disability Care Program assists frail aged and younger people with disabilities and their carers living in the Greater Darwin and Palmerston regions. They provide culturally appropriate services that are tailored to the requirements of our clients, to maintain and increase their independence and assist them to live as valued and participating members of the community. We have a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, however we do also provide our services to non-indigenous people. Specifically, the program provides the following services:

- Meals at home (provision of meals that are prepared and delivered to clients who are unable to prepare their own meals or maintain an adequate nutritional intake);

- Centre-Based Activities (provide structured group activities designed to develop, maintain or support the capacity for independent living and social interaction which are conducted in a centre-based setting. It also includes outing and day trips conducted by the centre and providing some meals at the centre);

- Transport (co-ordinate and/or provide individual transport services);

- Social Support (provide assistance by a support worker, in the home or outside the home to access community facilities and services. This service aims to maintain a client’s community connection and fulfil the need for social interaction and well being);

- Personal Care (provide assistance with self-care, such as eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming and mobility);

- Domestic Assistance (provide assistance with domestic chores, including assistance with cleaning, dish washing, clothes washing and ironing, shopping and bill paying. May also include help with meal preparation).

The Care Coordinator will provide assessment, care planning and case management support to clients in a manner which enhances clients’ rights, dignity and independence. The Care Coordinator will also provide hands on support and assistance to the programs support staff and assist in ensuring the program successfully achieves its objective.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Developing written care plans which includes identifying key goals with the client and according to referral and assessment needs;
  • Intake assessment procedures relevant for client type;
  • Conducting client and physical environment risk assessments and assisting to identify risk mitigation strategies;
  • Negotiation of care supports and services with clients and carers;
  • Completion of required reporting e.g. DEX, Medicare claims, home care package budgets and statements and assist with compliance for funding requirements relating to performance reporting;
  • Identifying physical aids and equipment required and liaising with relevant suppliers, if required;
  • Supporting the organisation, carers and families to meet the identified needs of the clients;
  • Regular monitoring of care supports against stated goals and regular reassessments;
  • Ensure client progress notes are appropriately maintained and ensure timely reporting and recording of client events;
  • Contribute to strategic and operational planning, development, implementation and evaluation of Community Aged Care services complying with Quality Reporting and Industry Standards;
  • Keep up to date with program and legislated requirements;
  • Referral to external support agencies where there is an identified need;
  • Ensure effective communication regarding client health and well being, including involvement and contribution to regular and consistent team meetings and handovers;
  • Supervise and coordinate rosters for support workers to provide timely, effective services for clients;
  • Support the development of positive working relationships with staff, clients and their carers’ and service stakeholders through effective communication and team work;
  • Adhere to safe work practices and organisation and industry specific policies and procedures, including privacy and confidentiality requirements;
  • Advocacy;
  • Provide support and supervision for support workers to ensure a successful, effective, efficient and courteous service is provided to all service users and the community;
  • Other position related duties as requested by the Program Manager; and
  • Maintain respect for Larrakia people and traditional country.

Are you compassionate, a good listener and always eager to lend a helping hand?  A job in aged care can be challenging, but it’s also extremely rewarding. If this sounds like the job for you APPLY NOW.

To apply, please download the job description below and address the selection criteria enclosed, please then submit this alongside your up to date resume to hr@larrakia.com

AGED CARE PROGRAM – Care Coordinator – Job Description

Applications close at on Monday 21 January 2019

CASEWORKER (Tenancy Support)

Objective : As a member of a team, Tenancy Support Officers play a vital role in supporting the delivery of client services to individuals and families who seek housing assistance or reside in public housing.

Are you

  • Client focused and able to listen and seek to meet client needs, seeks ways to improve services and committed to delivering high quality outcomes for clients in a rural environment.
  • Enthusiastic, committed and able to demonstrate capacity for sustained effort and hard work, set high standards of performance for self and others and enjoy a vigorous and dynamic work environment.

Duties include (but not limited to):

  • Is responsible for Case Management and Support including: assessment, case plans, coordination, monitoring and implementation of plans in a timely manner;
  • Ensures appropriate clients records are recorded in a timely manner;
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with LNAC and other relevant stakeholders in the interest of the client and the program;
  • Be punctual, reliable and maintain a neat and tidy appearance;
  • Support training programs to families under the TSP program;
  • Takes part in the assessment phase under the supervision of the Team Leader
  • If required, provides referrals to a range of relevant support services
  • Responsible for TSP equipment including lawn mower, Whipper Sniper and Trailer i.e. monitoring their use to TSP Client groups.
  • Assists in the development and implementation of procedures;
  • Ensure client confidentiality and legally accountable practices at all times;
  • Other position related duties as agreed in performance agreement, with your supervisor;
  • Maintain respect for Larrakia people and traditional country;

If you have a desire to work in Community Services and help our clients sustain their tenancies and have a genuine respect for the indigenous culture then this is the job for you.

To apply, please download the job description below and address the selection criteria enclosed, please then submit this alongside your up to date resume to hr@larrakia.com

TSP PROGRAM – Case Worker – Job Description 2019

Applications close at on Monday 14 January 2019

CASUAL POOL OF CANDIDATES

If you are interested in providing an application for either our Patrol Officer / Support Worker / Cleaner roles. We maintain a casual pool for these roles.

To apply, please download the job description below and address the selection criteria enclosed, please then submit this alongside your up to date resume to hr@larrakia.com.

Patrol Officer – 2018 Job Description

Support Worker – 2018 Job Description

Please note: Submission of applications does not mean you will be guaranteed a role at any given time, we will review completed applications as required and will contact you.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

We are currently seeking Cultural Artists & Educators to assist in connecting our school children with Aboriginal culture such as dance, music, arts and craft, storytelling, traditional food and cultural awareness. These activities may be held at our Cultural Centre in Palmerston or at local schools.

To apply you will need: An up to date resume demonstrating your skills/talent, a valid Working with Children’s Card, a current National Police Check (dated within the last 6 months) and a current ABN.

Please be aware that without the above, we cannot proceed with your application.

If you have a talent or skill that you feel would assist us in achieving the above and providing children with new positive experiences, please contact our Palmerston Office on 8931 2120 or email liaison@larrakia.com.

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