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Regional Manager - Aged Care & Disability Services - Nhulunbuy

EARC Corporate Services


East Arnhem Regional Council(EARC provides services to nine remote communities across East Arnhem Land. We are dedicated to promoting the power of people, protection of community and respect for cultural diversity.

East Arnhem Land is home to incredibly rich Indigenous culture and is one of Australia's last unspoiled tropical paradises. The land will welcome you with bauxite rich soil, long stunning beaches and plentiful access to spectacular freshwater stream, waterfalls, campsites and recreational areas that start right at your doorstep.

Working with EARC you will be part of wider team that is passionate about the people it serves. EARC offers an exceptional work/life balance and provides career growth opportunities, as well as professional training and development. For a full list of employee benefits pleas visit the 'Employment' page on our website http://www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/working-in-east-arnhem.

To be successful in this role, you will possess the following:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Australian Aged Care and Disability Industries including current Aged Care reforms and the National Disability Insurance Scheme.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and implementing Aged and Disability programs including CHSP, HCP, NATSIFAC and NDIS services in a remote Indigenous context.
  • Must have a minimum Certificate III qualification in Aged Care and/or Disability Services and/or other tertiary qualification relevant to the position.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing, supporting, mentoring and building the capacity of coordinators and staff to achieve improved service delivery.
  • Financial management skills and the ability to interpret financial information and manage external funding and reporting requirements.
  • Advanced oral, written and interpersonal communication skills with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people, including the ability to liaise effectively with a variety of stakeholders and constructively manage conflict.
  • Sound knowledge of issues affecting Indigenous people in remote locations and ability to operate effectively in a cross-cultural environment.
  • Must hold a current manual C Class Driver’s License

It would be desirable if you also possessed:

  • Previous experience working or living within an Indigenous setting and ability to demonstrate a high level of cross cultural awareness in the workplace.
  • Awareness of issues affecting Indigenous people to ensure effective participation in a cross-cultural environment.

NOTE: The preferred applicant must be able to travel to remote communities on a regular basis via light aircraft and/or 4WD vehicle. The preferred applicant will be required to undergo a Criminal History Check, NDIS Worker Screening Check, and obtain a Working with Children Clearance. NB: Criminal history will not exclude an applicant unless it is relevant to the position.

What you'll get in return:

A full time temporary (6 months) position receiving an hourly rate of $61.07. You will benefit from pro-rata annual leave with 17.5% leave loading and subsidised accommodation will be available in Nhulunbuy Community where you can expect to pay $75 per week plus utilities. Relocation and Repatriation assistance is also available.

Under the EARC's Special Measures Recruitment Strategy, eligible Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) applicants will be granted priority consideration for this vacancy.

East Arnhem Regional Council is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EEO).

A full Position Description may be obtained by visiting our website - www.eastarnhem.nt.gov.au/positions-vacant. For further information regarding this role, please contact HR on hr@eastarnhem.nt.gov.au using the subject line: Regional Manager - Aged Care & Disability Services - Nhulunbuy enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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