Employment Consultants

Job No: 155662
Location: East Arnhem Land

  • Are you interested in using your people skills and adaptability to make a difference in remote Indigenous communities?
  • Unique, highly rewarding opportunity to see our beautiful country in a new way, living and working in remote coastal and island locations.
  • Generous base salary of $65,000 PLUS super and Accommodation and Utility costs covered!


How we make a difference every day

Arnhem Land Progress Aboriginal Corporation (ALPA) is built on Yolngu and Balanda working together. We acknowledge our collective effort and commitment to ‘Making a Difference Every Day’ in our communities and to the lives of our members.

Everything ALPA does is focused on training, developing skills, creating jobs, and developing sustainable businesses for Yolngu to build an economy in our communities and our region.

Our goal is to reduce welfare dependency and enhance the quality of life of our members. We also contribute to this through our benevolent programs and sponsorship of local events and activities which are funded by ALPA through our successful commercial activities.

About the Perks

You'll be joining a welcoming and dynamic organisation. In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with a generous base salary of $65,000 plus super, with utilities & accommodation fully covered as well as a generous mobile phone allowance.

This role with also provide you with fantastic ongoing development opportunities. You will be able to benefit from paid training, as well as advancement into leadership positions. 

ALPA is also offering each successful candidate a host of outstanding benefits, including:

  • 7 weeks annual leave
  • 2 return flights to Darwin each per year
  • Relocation assistance
  • Mobile phone allowance
  • Utilities fully covered
  • 12% super
  • Salary packaging options
  • Major retailer discounts and more with ALPA+

What you'll do as an Employment Consultant

As an Employment Consultant, you will assist members of the community to achieve gainful employment by facilitating culturally appropriate employmentWoman sitting at a desk answering a phone. She is smiling. opportunities. You will reduce barriers to participation in the workforce by identifying solutions and working with participants closely. 

Work closely with participants to understand their unique goals and aspirations, and then assist them to access the resources they need to achieve those goals. You might work with clients on a range of different activities such as applying for a Tax File Number or supporting participants into VET or University courses to support employment.

You will also undertake post-placement support with program participants after they have moved into employment, ensuring they have the tools and ongoing support they need to be successful. 

Role specifics:

  • Full-time permanent role
  • Reporting to the Site Manager
  • Based in one of several remote communities in Arnhem Land, NT
  • Office-based

What you need to be successful

While previous experience working in an similar role is advantageous, this opportunity is all about having the right attitude and drive to help. Strong communication and listening skills will be essential for your success in this role. You will also work closely and manage relationships with participants where cultural norms and community development priorities may differ from your own.

You'll be highly organised, with strong problem-solving skills and the ability to effectively manage logistics and administration. 

Any experience working in remote areas or with Aboriginal communities will be highly regarded. As will an understanding of Aboriginal history, culture and contemporary Aboriginal political, social, cultural and economic issues. 

It will be important to have the confidence and resilience to work in, what can often be an undeniably challenging environment. You will need to be flexible, adaptable, comfortable handling environmental issues such as heat, dust and dirt.

Please note: You will need to have or be willing to obtain a National Police Check and pre-employment medical. 

This is a rare opportunity to experience living and working in an Aboriginal community, seeing a part of Australia many never get to see - Apply Now!

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