About the Role

Reporting to the Community Development Manager (CDA), you will be responsible for providing administrative support to the CDA and manage a Community office supervising Indigenous Community members to ensure the delivery of effective administration and clerical services to the Community

Your day to day duties will include (but not limited to):

Supervise and assist Indigenous community members in the following:

  • Reception at front counter, telephone answering, message taking and mail management
  • Faxing, filing & photocopying
  • Airline and courier bookings
  • Ensure visitors are made familiar with the Community and their material needs

Supervise and assist in:

  • Ordering supplies and services
  • Invoicing and paying accounts
  • Coding receipts and payments according to the budget lines
  • Monitoring expenditure in relation to the budget
  • Preparing cash and cheque bank receipts
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Recording cash advances and reimbursements ensuring cash security and accountability
  • Processing bank deposits, withdrawals and transfers
  • Updating Community Saving Cards and Advance summaries
  • Family account payments, loan distributions and debtors records administered

About You

The attributes and skills required to be considered for this role include:


  • Basic bookkeeping knowledge including good computer skills especially in spreadsheets and accounting software with sound clerical, reception and banking skills.
  • Knowledge of the CDP and Centrelink requirements.
  • Well-developed time management, organisational and planning skills including the ability to set priorities and meet objectives
  • Ability to work independently, under limited direction
  • Good supervision, problem solving, conflict resolution and team building skills
  • Ability to deliver on-the-job training
  • Ability to maintain appropriate levels of confidentiality in dealings with Community members
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and under the direction of traditional Aboriginal people in a "dry" (no alcohol) community, where cultural norms and community development priorities may differ from your own.  Patience, maturity and a high standard of personal conduct is essential


  • Experience in working in an Aboriginal organisation
  • Knowledge of the various Laws and By-Laws which affect the operation of an Aboriginal organisation
  • Basic knowledge and understanding of aboriginal history, culture and contemporary aboriginal political, social, cultural and economic issues


This position comes with an attractive package, accommodation and utilities whilst employed by Ngaanyatjarra Council.


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
HR Officer
Ph 08 9363 1805