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

Please also check out our helpful Application Checklist prior to submitting your application for any of the roles below.

 

We currently have the following vacancies:

AGED CARE SUPPORT WORKERS:

Casual – Level 2.1 – $30.99 per hour

The Aged Care Program assists frail aged 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.

By providing assistance to our clients with personal hygiene, dressing, cleaning, shopping, meals, social support and transportation while maintaining their dignity, privacy and rights, you will be enabling them in “Living Stronger, Living Longer”.

A typical day for an Aged Care Support Worker might look like:

  • Following your roster, paying special attention to time management
  • Greeting clients and building rapport (you might be the only person they see all day, so being happy and smiley will be sure to leave an impression)
  • Domestic Assistance (paying attention to what needs to be cleaned and clean it and as per any requests of the client)
  • Medication prompting (check to see if clients have taken their medication and remind them to do so if they haven’t)
  • Personal Care (assist clients to have a shower whilst still maintaining their dignity and privacy)
  • Social Support (using your imagination and entertaining the client so they enjoy their time with you)

It is imperative that you have strong communication skills with the ability to maintain documentation, relationship building skills and have the ability to follow directions and plans. Your time management and organisational skills will be impressive and you will possess strong work ethics. You will also have the ability to work both autonomy and as part of a team.

As a Support Worker it is expected that you will hold a Senior First Aid Certificate, a Certificate III in Aged Care, Individual Support, Home and Community Care or Disability, a current unrestricted NT Drivers License, an insured, reliable vehicle and are willing to complete a National Criminal History Check, or have obtained one in the last 6 months.

Support Worker – Job Description

To apply, please review the job description and send a completed application to hr@larrakia.com before the closing date of Tuesday 12 June 2018.

You must supply the following when submitting an application:

  • Up to date resume;
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria (found within the job description);
  • Copy of NT Drivers License, Working with Children’s Card, National Police Check;
  • Relevant certificates; and
  • Two contactable references.

Note: Only with providing the above and successfully completing an interview and a pre-employment medical, drug test and fitness test will an offer of employment be made.

Larrakia and other indigenous persons are strongly encouraged to apply

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PATROL OFFICERS:

Casual – Level Dependent on Experience

Our patrol services consist of Day Patrol (Assist Program) and Night Patrol (DPNP – Darwin Palmerston Night Patrol).

These services aim to prevent alcohol related disputes, problems and conflict in the Darwin and Palmerston area through dispute resolution and transporting vulnerable persons to a place of safety or referring to other relevant service providers.

Both services operate in the Darwin & Palmerston area with 3 vehicles (two standard paddy wagons and a mini bus) 7 days week. We work in pairs, usually one male and one female. The vehicles also have two-way radios fitted, that connects them to Police Communications. We receive call-outs and report back on job progress and outcomes. We also undertake independent, active patrols across the region each shift and respond to calls received on our 1800 toll free number.

A typical day for a Patrol Officer might look like:

  • Commencing shift and signing on each vehicle to Police Communications via the two-way radio
  • Working in teams of two, looking out for each other whilst on shift
  • Attend to jobs allocated by the Police
  • Communicate and attend to requests from the public who call our 1800 number
  • Delivering culturally appropriate assistance to people at risk, including transport, referrals to other service providers, preventing anti-social behaviour and liaising with the Police
  • Intervening to prevent people committing crimes
  • Transporting clients to the hospital, sobering up shelter or a safe place such as their home address or a family member

It is imperative that you have effective communication skills, especially with indigenous people, with strong relationship building skills and the ability to maintain accurate documentation. Your time management and organisational skills will be impressive, and you will possess strong work ethics. You will also have the ability to work effectively as part of a team.

As a Patrol Officer it is expected that you will be flexible and available to work week days and weekends, early morning or late evening shifts, as and when required. You must also hold a current Police Check (dated within the last 6 months), a valid First Aid & CPR Certificate, a current, unrestricted NT driver’s license and a valid Working with Children’s Card.

Patrol Officer – Job Description

To apply, please review the job description and send a completed application to hr@larrakia.com before the closing date of Tuesday 12 June 2018.

You must supply the following when submitting an application:

  • Up to date resume;
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria (found within the job description);
  • Copy of NT Driver’s License, Working with Children’s Card, National Police Check;
  • Relevant certificates; and
  • Two contactable references.

Note: Only with providing the above and successfully completing an interview and a pre-employment medical, drug test and fitness test will an offer of employment be made.

Larrakia and other indigenous persons are strongly encouraged to apply

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TRAINEE RANGERS:

Full-time – Level 1.1 – Youth aged 17 – 25 years old

Larrakia Rangers are funded through a mixture of grant funding and fee-for-service activities to undertake a variety of environmental monitoring and management activities on Larrakia traditional country.

Larrakia Rangers are substantially funded by the Indigenous Land Corporation. The future of the program is based on a greater emphasis on fee-for-service activities, which will require a more commercially resilient structure.

Larrakia Rangers also have an important role in training community members interested in land and sea management using both traditional and modern ecological knowledge systems.

A typical day for a Trainee Ranger might look like:

  • Commencing work on time at our Ranger Station
  • Working as a team to complete tasks
  • Attend to jobs allocated by the Manager and Team Leaders
  • Working under-supervision at all times
  • Assisting in the completion of tasks such as – Beach clean ups, Gunn Point Rehabilitation, vehicle maintenance, water sampling, dolphin surveys, waste water management, wildlife rescue and much more
  • Attending workshops and training
  • Completing certificates in Conservation and Land Management, Chemical Handling, Bush Fire, Boat Coxswain etc.

We are seeking indigenous candidates with a strong interest in land and sea management and a genuine care for country. Specifically, we would be keen to see candidates who have not previously been exposed to training in this field and are seeking an opportunity to gain employment in Ranger work as a trainee.

As a Trainee Ranger you will be expected to be extremely enthusiastic and eager to learn. You will be reliable and organised, plus have the ability to undertake any identified training you will require to complete your role successfully. This role will be for a maximum of 12 months initially, with the potential to extend if required due to completion of training. The purpose of the role is to equip employees with the experience and qualifications, to then enter other areas within conservation and land management in the community.

Trainee Ranger – Job Description

To apply, please review the job description and send a completed application to hr@larrakia.com before the closing date of Tuesday 12 June 2018.

**Note: this role was previously advertised in January 2018 as an ‘Expression of Interest’, if you sent through an application at that time you will be contacted if you are successful to the next stage of recruitment. There is no need to reapply** 

You must supply the following when submitting an application:

  • Up to date resume;
  • Cover letter addressing the selection criteria (found within the job description);
  • Copy of NT Driver’s License, Working with Children’s Card, National Police Check;
  • Relevant certificates; and
  • Two contactable references.

Note: Only with providing the above and successfully completing an interview and a pre-employment medical, drug test and fitness test will an offer of employment be made.

Larrakia and other indigenous persons are strongly encouraged to apply

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