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Community Bus Driver - Wadeye

West Daly Regional Council

The West Daly Regional Council covers 14,000 square kilometres and is located about 300 to 420 kilometres south-west of Darwin. The area is mainly rural, with three Indigenous communities at Peppimenarti, Nganmarriyanga and Wadeye which are managed by West Daly Regional Council (Council).

Council’s vision is to work together to make a difference in the community by creating places that are respectful, peaceful and safe. The mission of Council is to walk alongside culture, country and people to build a stronger community and does it by working together, creating real opportunities and providing services and facilities that everyone can use.

The Council’s long-term goals are to:

  • Provide local employment and strong regional economy.
  • Prioritise Aboriginal capability and leadership.
  • Provide high quality services within financial resources available.
  • Grow existing industry and skilled local workforce.
  • Maintain and develop council’s assets, natural resources and country.
  • Ensure Strong, safe and healthy communities that respect culture, heritage and change.

The Community Bus Diver will provide exceptional customer service in the provision of transporting Wadeye residents between community locations in a timely and safe manner over specified routes including school and activity services within operational, organisational and legal requirements.

For the successful candidate, this role offers: 6 weeks annual leave, 11% superannuation, relocation assistance, locality allowance, heavily subsidised accommodation, uniforms, and base salary of $68,761.03!

Primary Tasks

  • Provide community transport bus services, activities and programs for residents of the Wadeye community, children and young people during school holidays and other Council related activities as required;
  • Assist residents during outings, activities or programs and at all times provide courteous, caring customer service;
  • Ensure the council bus is cleaned and well maintained at all times;
  • Operate the Council bus to ensure a safe and comfortable ride for passengers at all times;
  • Adhere to precise schedules as much as possible;
  • Adjust driving according to traffic and weather conditions;
  • Undertake pre-departure checks in accordance with procedures;
  • Perform non-driving office-based duties as required;
  • Report delays, accidents, incidents and vehicle defects in a timely manner;
  • Complete and comply with all operational reporting functions, including but not limited to Bus Operator reports, Incident, Hazard and Accident forms and processes;
  • Maintain a high and professional standard of customer relations towards passengers at all times;
  • Performs all tasks in a safe manner, ensuring compliance with Legislation, Australian Standards, Codes of Practice and all internal safety policies and procedures;
  • Utilise radio communications systems;
  • Provide information through reports regarding bus stop infrastructure, bus running times and other related matters as reasonably required;
  • Participate in work meetings including disciplinary and/or performance management processes;
  • Undertake and record daily and weekly vehicle checks and notify the Community Services Manager of any concerns, maintenance and/or repairs needed;
  • Keep relevant logs and statistics as required;
  • Ensure all work is carried out in accordance with legislative, industrial and Council policy requirements and standards in the areas WH&S.

Essential Qualifications & Experience

  • Previous experience in a similar position;
  • Experience working and living in an Indigenous community;
  • Current Northern Territory Driver’s Licence with “H” Endorsement and “LR” Light Rigid licence;
  • National Criminal History Check clearance;
  • Current Working with Children/Ochre Card;
  • Good interpersonal skills and friendly disposition;
  • Sound knowledge of the principles of Workplace Health & Safety.

If you would like to be considered for this role, please select the “Apply Now” button and submit a CV and cover letter.

Shortlisted applicants will be contacted for interviews after the closing date.

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