Job 640

Housing Officer - Blackstone

An opportunity exists with Ngaanyatjarra Council Regional Housing Program (NCRHP) for a Housing Officer to join our team based in Blackstone, WA and will require regular travel to the other Ngaanyatjarra Communities as required. This is an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and motivated person with a strong interest in remote communities to make a real difference to the lives of Aboriginal people.

About the role

Ngaanyatjarra Council (Aboriginal Corporation) represents the interests of around 2000 members who live in 12 remote Indigenous Communities in the Ngaanyatjarra Lands of Western Australia.


The primary focus of the the Housing Officer is the management and promotion of better tenancy practices for all public housing residents in Ngaanyatjarra Lands.


To achieve this, the Housing Officer meets regularly with Ngaanyatjarra residents to ensure tenancy agreements are signed, rent is received, property condition reports are undertaken and maintenance is logged for each public housing property.


The Housing Officer is required to assist and advise tenants of their responsibilities thereby ensuring they comply with Department of Communities (DoC) requirements, local housing policies and procedures

Your key duties will include:

  • Ensure a tenancy agreement that outlines tenant rights and responsibilities and an ingoing property condition report is in place for all Ngaanyatjarra public housing stock
  • Undertake ‘Routine Property Inspection’ assessments in line with Department of Communities, Housing Authority and Council guidelines of all residents within the Ngaanyatjarra Council Regional Housing Program (NCRHP)
  • Document information collected at the time of assessment using the appropriate Housing Authority assessment tools
  • Arrange rent deduction and arrears forms from tenants as required
  • Provide statistical information and prepare all relevant Housing Officer reports
  • Inform the Tenancy Manager of any client issues or concerns
  • Contribute to the Regional Housing team by sharing information, working co - operatively and supporting other team members
  • Collaborate with external agencies
  • Aim to provide the highest level of client focus in program delivery

About You

We are looking for an organised and motivated candidate with:

  •  Ability to communicate effectively with people of indigenous cultural backgrounds.
  • Ability to gain co-operation from residents and consultants.
  • Ability to discuss and resolve problems.
  • Intermediate level of administrative skill (daily reporting and documentation)
  • Intermediate level of computer skills (MS Suite preferable)
  • Demonstrated reliability, flexibility and a positive attitude

The position will suit a well organised and self-motivated individual who is isn't afraid of hard work and who is able to get in and assist your team


This is an outstanding opportunity to advance your career in a unique and beautiful part of Australia in an exciting and varied role. For your enthusiasm, skill and commitment this full-time position comes with a remuneration package that includes a base salary of $60,000 per annum plus superannuation, eight weeks leave, leave loading, PBI salary packaging, $4,333 remote allowance, annual airfare, fully furnished accommodation (utility costs, Internet, water, and electricity, covered) and a fully maintained vehicle for work purposes.

How to apply

To apply for this position, please submit a recent resume along with covering letter addressing the selection criteria as required.


Andrea Broderick

Operations Manager 

Ph 08 9363 1805