Job 664

Community Development Programme (CDP) Engagement Officer

An opportunity exists with Ngaanyatjarra Council Aboriginal Corporation (NCAC) for a CDP Engagement Officer to join our CDP team working on Ngaanyatjarra Lands. 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 

This role combines CDP Case Management & Activity Planning functions.  NCAC CDP is moving into a new model of service delivery as from 01st March 2019, this model will focus on strategic case management to ensure that the Job Seekers needs are being met, and that they are supported and guided toward suitable employment opportunities, with appropriate training and post placement support.


Case Management

You will be required to provide integrated case management services to CDP Job Seekers. This will involve engaging with Job Seekers to gain an understanding of their goals and potential personal barriers, developing job plans, regularly meeting with and providing ongoing support and working with them to improved their employability. Accuracy and full understanding of IT processes associated with Employment & Community Services Network (ECSN).


Activity Planning

You will be required to engage with CDP Job Seekers to facilitate and implement Work for the Dole (WfD) activities. This will involve working with community members to identify, set-up and monitor WfD activities, encourage and mentor Indigenous Leading Hands to record attendance at activities, providing some hands on supervision when required.

You may also be required to travel to other Ngaanyatjarra Communities to provide outreach case management services.  

 About You

We are looking for an organised and motivated candidate with:


  • Excellent relationship building skills including the ability to motivate and build rapport with others, ability to work independently as well as take direction in a team environment;
  • Knowledge and experience of case management and its practice with clients demonstrating complex needs and who may be culturally and linguistically diverse;
  • Excellent computer skills including the ability to process comprehensive information on computers and online platforms;
  • Well-developed planning, time management and organisational skills;
  • Previous experience in the supervision, mentoring and/or motivation of others;
  • Have a passion for community development and/or helping vulnerable people in a remote community environment;
  • Well-developed oral communication skills as well as sound written skills;
  • Manual drivers licence & 4-wheel drive experience;
  • Cleared Police & Working with Children check.



The position comes with an attractive remuneration package that includes a base salary of $72,064 pa, plus 9.5% superannuation, 8 weeks leave pa, 17.5% leave loading, PBI salary packaging, $4,333 remote living allowance, annual airfare and free accommodation and utilities.

How to apply


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


Closing date: 24 May 2019 

Richard Green

Human Resources Officer

Ph: 08 9363 1825 or 0418 933 944