Habitat is Hiring! Full-Time Canberra Position

Habitat Personnel are hiring! We are looking for a Full-Time Client Support Officer to join our energetic Canberra Team based in Woden.

Position Overview

Our Client Support Officers facilitate sustainable employment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander jobseekers. Depending on work demands, our Client Support Officers either undertake a holistic role encompassing all Key Responsibility areas, or specialise in one of these areas as detailed below.

Key Relationships

  • The position reports directly to the VTEC Manager, and also takes direction from Business Support staff and the Managing Director as required.
  • In addition to participant and employer liaison, the position holder will be required to establish or maintain stakeholder networks including with jobactives and Disability Employment Service providers, Registered Training Organisations, and other community support services
  • Habitat is a team-oriented workplace; all staff are expected to assist each other with peak workloads and major or one off projects.

Key Responsibilities

 Participant Support

  • Assess the training and support needs of Habitat clients, and deliver and/or broker the services identified, to remove vocational and non-vocational barriers to employment
  • Liaise with jobactives and Disability Employment Service providers both to facilitate client referral and support of existing clients
  • Facilitate job placements, including matching caseload to available vacancies

Employer liaison

  • Develop and maintain relationships with employers and industry groups to secure employment opportunities
  • Broker wage subsidies and other assistance as available
  • Assist employers to provide a supportive and culturally safe workplace

Post-Placement Support (Mentoring)

  • Provide individualised mentoring and support to participants for a minimum of 6 months post-employment placement


  • Maintain timely and accurate client records including data entry and electronic filing
  • Other duties as reasonably directed

Selection Criteria

  1. Aboriginality* and the ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal people
  2. Knowledge of the employment services sector and the barriers faced by Aboriginal people regarding employment and training
  3. Case management experience (mentoring experience will be highly regarded)
  4. Initiative and problem solving skills, and the ability to manage competing priorities
  5. Highly developed computer skills

*”Aboriginal” includes Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander. Habitat considers being of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent as a genuine occupational qualification under s14 of the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 and s42 of the ACT Discrimination Act 1991.


Written applications are required by 9am Monday 19th June 2017, either by email to mark@habitatpersonnel.org.au or by post to 3/31-37 Townshend Street Phillip ACT 2606.

Your application should include:

  • A cover letter that introduces you and why you want to work at Habitat
  • A statement that addresses how you meet each of the selection criteria
  • A resume with your skills, experience and qualifications
  • Names and contact details of at least two referees

For any enquiries please contact Mark Farrow, A/ VTEC Manager on 02 6285 2422 or by email mark@habitatpersonnel.org.au.

For more information you can download a PDF version of the advertisement HERE

Expressions of Interest: Armed Forces

Habitat are seeking Expressions of Interest for those interested in a career in the Armed Forces for a potential information session in the coming weeks. To register your interest please contact the Habitat Nowra office ASAP on (02) 4422 4222 or email reception@habitatpersonnel.org.au


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Coordinator

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 5
Salary: $74,081 – $78,415
Position No: 36205
Directorate: Transport Canberra and City Services
Advertised: 11 May 2017
Closes: 25 May 2017

Details: Libraries ACT is looking for someone to work collaboratively with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the ACT. This position works with library staff and key stakeholders to develop collections and broker, design and implement enriching literacy and learning programs. This role assists Libraries ACT meet the needs of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities of the ACT by recognising and celebrating their histories, cultures and customs. It will act as a central point of contact, liaison and knowledge for enquiries and activities related to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. The successful applicant will have the required skills and knowledge to implement the ATSILIRN protocols and facilitate networking opportunities and develop partnerships across ACT Government, community and professional library sectors. The successful applicant must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander.
Eligibility/Other Requirements: Must identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Applicants for this position will undertake a process assessing their resilience and judgement.
Applicants should note that a Joint Selection Committee (JSC) established in accordance with the collective/enterprise agreement provisions will assess all applications for this position.
For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email actreception@habitatpersonnel.org.au

2018 ACT Public Service Graduate Program

2018 ACT Public Service Graduate Program

If you’re looking to start a challenging and rewarding career where you’ll have the opportunity to help shape Canberra’s future, apply for the 2018 ACT Public Service Graduate Program.

We offer successful applicants:

  • Three diverse work rotations
  • A comprehensive learning and development program
  • A comprehensive learning and development program
  • Work that challenges you and provides you with opportunities to use and develop your skills
  • Competitive starting salary of $66,656 with salary advancement upon successful completion of the Program
  • Access to flexible working arrangements that support a healthy work-life balance
  • A culturally diverse workforce in an inclusive workplace – a number of 2018 graduate positions will be filled by applicants with an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander background or a disability.

We are recruiting to a range of streams:

  • Commerce/Business
  • Law
  • Sustainability/Environment/Planning
  • Public Administration and Policy
  • ICT
  • Health Professionals


  • Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen
  • Must have completed a minimum of a three year bachelor degree with at least a credit average within the last three years from an Australian University or equivalent.

Habitat Supports Close The Gap Day Morning Tea

On Tuesday the 21st March, Habitat Personnel facilitated a ‘Close the Gap Day Morning Tea’. This was in support of the Close the Gap demand on Indigenous Equality.

Habitat Personnel are proud to support the Morning Tea that was kindly hosted by ACT NATSIWA to raise awareness regarding the health crisis affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

We would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who came and showed their support and those who helped organise and host the Morning Tea. For more information on NATSIWA vist their website at: http://natsiwa.org.au/

Habitat hosting the NATSIWA Close The Gap Day morning tea,
Habitat hosting the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Women’s Alliance close the gap morning tea, with Lydia George ACT NATSIWA Director




Civil Construction Labourers

Habitat Personnel and Workforce Extensions are seeking


Civil Construction Labourers


for roles in the Shoalhaven and Jervis Bay Territory




  • Minimum 12 months labouring experience (preferably on a construction site)
  • OH&S White Card*
  • Nationally Accredited Asbestos Awareness Certificate*
  • Drivers Licence or Photo ID Card


For more information please contact Tallara Kennedy at Habitat Personnel on 4422 4222


*if you do not hold these qualifications but are interested in gaining them, please contact Tallara to discuss training opportunities


Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme – 2017 Intake now open

Applications are now open for our Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme 2017 intake!

If you left school, want to go back to work or are thinking of a new career opportunity?  This is your chance!  A number of departments in the Australian Public Service are now offering a 12-month Indigenous Apprenticeships Programme.

This is a great opportunity – you will receive on the job training while working full-time and earning a good salary.  Applications are open until 11 April 2017.

To find out more about the programme in the Australian Public Service, visit humanservices.gov.au/indigenousapprenticeships.




APS Indigenous Army Reserves Session

Defence Force Recruiting will be hosting an information session where current serving members of the Australian Defence Force will be giving a presentation on their experiences, and will highlight what is on offer to those interested in the Army Reserves. You will also be given the opportunity to ask questions, discuss options and enquire about the recruitment process.


DATE: Friday 24th March, 2017

TIME: 11.00am

LOCATION: Defence Force Recruiting Canberra

Level 2, 64 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra ACT 2601


If you’re interested in a part-time career that offers tax-free pay and is full of adventure, then we encourage you to come along and find out more about careers in the Army Reserve.


Nowra: Defence Careers Information Session

Land, sea or air. Find out which one has a role that suits your future.

Head to Shoalhaven Ex-Servicemen’s Club. 157 Junction Street Nowra on Thursday March 23rd 6:00pm for an information session about roles currently available in the Australian Defence Force.

Book your spot here: http://events.defencejobs.gov.au/event/BB5HCG/ or vist the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/763593623792984/