Remote Community Engagement Officer

NT - Department of Correctional Services

Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

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Job Posted: 18/10/2016

Job Category:

Local Government & Community / Economic & Community Development

Job description:

NT Department of Correctional

Agency Work Unit Indigenous Programs and Services


Remote Community Engagement

Job Title Designation Administrative Officer 6


Job Type Full Time Duration Ongoing

Salary $83,909 - $93,800 Location Alice Springs, Darwin

Position Number 31866 RTF 105243 Closing 31/10/2016

Contact Juanita Jones on 08.8935 7464 or

Agency Information Department of Correctional Services Website

Information for Applications must be limited to a one-page summary sheet and an attached detailed

Applicants resume/cv. For further information for applicants and example applications: click here

If you accept this position, a detailed summary of your merit (including work history, experience,

Information about

qualifications, skills, information from referees, etc.) will be provided to other applicants, to

Selected Applicant’s

ensure transparency and better understanding of the reasons for the decision. For further


information: click here

The NTPS values diversity and aims for a workforce which is representative of the community

we serve. Therefore under an approved Special Measures recruitment plan, this position is

Special Measures

specifically designated for ATSI applicants who meet all essential selection criteria and are

suitable at the level of the position. For further information: click here

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Primary Objective: Contribute to the implementation of the Elders Visitor Program (EVP) and the NTCS Community

Engagement Framework through the provision of project management, strategic advice, research and analysis and

dissemination of information.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Assist with the development and implementation of EVP regional plans, strategic initiatives to inform policy and

program development through community engagement with and in collaboration with key stakeholders.

2. Facilitate efficient and affective delivery of a range of services related to community engagement activities across all

divisions of NTCS; including preparing communication resources that will assist with promotion and delivery of new

initiatives and programs.

3. Broker partnerships and support networks to generate solutions that reduce reoffending and contribute to community


4. Identifying potential new service areas or best practice program delivery to providing services best suited for an

Indigenous clientele.

5. Monitor community feedback and provide summaries to program areas including tracking and monitoring Indigenous

engagement outcomes in your region.

6. Conduct meetings with stakeholders and provide secretariat support, including at EVP regional and annual forums.

Selection Criteria:


1. Proven knowledge and awareness of cultural and cross cultural issues that impact on ATSI people within the Justice


2. Experience in working with a wide range of government and non-government organisations, and community


3. Demonstrated ability to design, implement, and manage multiple projects with conflicting priorities to achieve agreed

targets and outcome in a timely manner

4. Demonstrated high standard of oral and written skills, including report-writing, analysis and working with computers

and databases

5. Ability and willingness to undertake extensive remote travel via vehicle and light aircraft and hold a current manual

Northern Territory drivers licence or the ability to obtain.

Further Information:

The Department of Correctional Services has a Smoke Free Policy. Staff are not permitted to smoke anywhere on

Departmental premises, facilities or in vehicles, nor whilst working off-site. Shortlisted applicants will be required to

complete a Departmental pre- employment questionnaire and the successful applicant/s will be required to undergo a

criminal history check confirmed by fingerprints and name check prior to confirmation of employment. A positive criminal

history will not necessarily exclude an applicant from this position. All Department of Correctional Services employees are

subject to random drug and alcohol testing.

Approved: September 2016 William Yan, A/Executive Director Custodial Operations