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First Nations Liaison Officer - Alice Springs

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services
  • Job No: ARRCS305 
  • Location: Alice Springs

About the organisation

Australian Regional and Remote Community Services (ARRCS) is a not-for-profit aged care and community service provider that was established in July 2014 to operate residential care facilities and community care programs in the Northern Territory. ARRCS provides regional care and support to people and their communities throughout the Northern Territory from Darwin to Docker River. It’s our goal to offer opportunity and choice so individuals can live life in all its fullness. 

About the role

First Nations Liaison Officer’s provide emotional, social and cultural support to First Nations aged care residents and their families when they use ARRCS programs and services within our Mutitjulu and Docker River regions. We now have a full time opportunity for a First Nations Liaison Officer to join our team in either Mutitjulu or be based in Alice Springs with regular travel to Mutitjulu and Docker River Aged Care facilities. This is a First Nations Identified Position.

First Nations Liaison Officer reports to the Regional Indigenous Program Manager and partners with Service Managers and other ARRCS Staff within the Mutitjulu and Docker River Aged Care Facilities. Liaising with family members and making them feel welcome to the facility and getting the connection with our new First Nations Residents. Ensuring Care Staff have connection to family and understand the cultural needs of bringing country cultural needs into the facility in a “Walking in two worlds” approach.

About you

Due to the nature of this position you must have;

  • Worked in a similar role for a Not for Profit or Non-Government Organisation
  • Demonstrated ability working with multiple language and cultural groups within the Central Desert region
  • Able to communicate in Pitjantjara language
  • Ability to interpret community needs and communicate these back with an operational focus in mind
  • Experience with Community Engagement at an Internal and External Stakeholder setting
  • Certificate III in Community Services CHC32015 (Or other related discipline) 

About the benefits

ARRCS is the largest Aged Care Provider in the NT - your career can take you all over the NT including Darwin, Tennant Creek, and Katherine or if you relocate interstate ARRCS are a pathway to Uniting Care QLD

  • Base salary $65,000 + 9.5% super
  • Salary Packaging through CBB (Approx. $600 extra per fortnight in your bank!)
  • Access to 70,000 Training and Development Courses through our Learning Platform
  • 10 Days of Paid Domestic Violence Leave
  • Benestar Employee Wellbeing  & Emotional Support
  • 10 Days of Unpaid Ceremonial Leave per year!

Before applying you need to have these things:

  • You must have a National Police Check within the last 3 months (Apply now via https://cvcheck.com/)
  • Provide Evidence of 2020 Influenza Vaccination
  • Ochre Card (Working With Children)
  • First Aid Certificate (Or proof of enrolment) 

ARRCS Reconciliation Action Plan

Our Vision for Reconciliation is to advocate for First Nations people through our services in a way that empowers self-determination for economic, social, and cultural development. We will be unified in creating a place of belonging and respecting the connections First Nations peoples have to communities, lands, and cultures in the Northern Territory and beyond. At ARRCS, we seek to work in ways that reflect our commitment to recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the First People and to treat their cultures and beliefs with respect. We believe in coming together as one to ensure First Nations communities from Darwin to Kaltukatjara (Docker River) receive the quality services, comfort, and care to which all Australians deserve.

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