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

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.

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


Counsellor / Psychologist – Full Time

Looking for a job that helps people ‘choose a better life’
Karralika Programs Inc. operates alcohol and other drug treatment programs and has a solid reputation for high quality, client focused residential and community treatment and support services.

Karralika Justice Services (including Solaris Therapeutic Community) works with program participants to address their alcohol and other drug dependence. We are looking for a specialist AOD Counsellor / Psychologist to work with the Justice Services team to support adults with severe drug and alcohol use connected with the Justice System. Expressions of interest are sought from suitably qualified and experienced workers who have a general empathy for those whose lives have been affected by alcohol and other drug use. We are committed to reconciliation and encourage people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander backgrounds to apply for positions.

Karralika Programs Inc. offers above award wages and salary packaging including PBI fringe benefits-free threshold. All Karralika Programs Inc. sites/workplaces are smoke free. Individuals with a personal history of substance use are eligible to apply but must have been a graduate of a program and separated from services for more than 2 years. A Police Check will be required.

As a Karralika Programs Inc. AOD Counsellor / Psychologist, you will the requisite qualifications and registration with specialist training in alcohol and other drug work or 3-5 years’ experience in the sector. Your experience will include counselling, case management and therapeutic interventions including facilitating groups and one-to-one sessions. Experience in working with adults connected with the justice system is an advantage.
Essential Skills, Knowledge and Experience
 Accreditation or registration in directly relevant field (psychologist, social worker, clinical psychologist)
 Full and unconditional professional registration with AHPRA, Australian Counselling Association or the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
 AOD specific training and/or 3 – 5 years’ experience in the AOD sector
 Excellent communication skills, ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and engage with people from a wide variety of backgrounds and professions across the allied health sector
 Proven skills in record keeping and report writing, and sound computer literacy;
 Demonstrated ability to coordinate tasks and manage competing priorities
 Demonstrated reliability and ability to lead by example
 Proven ability to solve problems and conflict situations within the workplace and open to giving and receiving feedback
 Proven time management skills
 Have a flexible work attitude and adhere to professional and agency ethics, boundaries and practices
 Current driver’s licence and First Aid Certificate
 Current Working With Vulnerable People’s Clearance
 Knowledge of Work Health and Safety practices

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email

Business Admin

Business Admin Traineeship – Two positions!

Habitat have a client seeking applicants for two Business Admin traineeship positions based in Canberra. This is the perfect opportunity for those looking to get into Business Administration.

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email

Support Coordinator

Support Co-ordinator 30 Hours/wk

Support Coordinator
Fixed Term Part-Time Position (30 Hours/week) – until July 2018
$65,232.94 – $68,187.25 (plus 9.5% super with the ability to salary package up to $15,899)
Applications close 5 February 2017

The position:

The primary purpose of the Support Coordinator is to provide non-clinical care and practical support to individuals in the first 3 months following a suicide attempt. In particular the Support Coordinator will:

• Engage participation with a particular focus on men and other high risk groups;
• Provide support in the first 3 months following a suicide attempt to assist an individual to stay safe and connect with essential services;
• Identify needs and link families to appropriate services, resources and supports;
• Work collaboratively with existing services including hospitals;
• Complement current service provision by supporting attendance and reducing burden for follow-up care and support.

To be considered for this role you must address the following selection criteria:

• Demonstrated ability to build supportive and respectful relationships with people experiencing distress, including family members and carers.
• Demonstrated experience in, and sound understanding of the personal, family and social issues associated with suicidal ideation and attempts, including with groups identified to be at increased risk of suicide or experiencing a suicidal crisis.
• An understanding and demonstrated awareness of strength-based, solution focused and recovery approaches.
• Demonstrated effective communication skills, knowledge and experience in providing direct and personalised assistance through non-clinical outreach services for people experiencing distress following a suicide attempt, their families and carers
• Experience liaising with service providers including hospitals, mental health services, GP’s and community based services and organisations.
• Competence with technology to co-ordinate client care and to ensure reporting requirements are gathered for governance and contract reporting requirements.
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a small team and a willingness to participate in reflective practice.

A relevant qualification in Mental Health or Social Services and relevant training and experience is required.

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email


Hospitality Traineeships – Multiple Positions!

Interested in getting a start in the Hospitality industry? Register your interest with Habitat Personnel in Canberra today!

Our client has multiple positions on offer, for more information and to register your interest please call the office on (02) 6285 2422 or email


Gulanga Program Officer

  • Are you committed to creating a fairer society for everyone?
  • Interested in working with a passionate and enthusiastic team to advocate for social justice?
  • Do you have skills in engagement and capacity building?

Gulanga Program Officer (F/T)

This position provides the successful candidate an opportunity to engage with social policy issues, and work directly with community organisations and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community service workers to improve their capacity. Whilst working across the community sector, there will be a key focus on the Homelessness sector and Children, Youth and Family sector. Responsibilities include one on one consultation, facilitation of group meetings and training and support to a number of community networks. The successful candidate will be required to build and maintain strong relationships amongst the community and to identify areas of need for further development.

For more information go to the job advertisement HERE


Aboriginal Early Childhood Educator – Nowra

Permanent Part time (24 hours per week)

Our client provide a range of inclusion programs to all children and young people, including those with a disability aged 0-18 years, and also operates an early childhood education and care service.

Our client is seeking an Aboriginal Early Childhood Educator to provide Aboriginal Cultural programs and activities that can be used by ECEC staff in the classroom.  The position will assist Aboriginal families to access and utilise children’s services in the Shoalhaven and ensure community awareness of the importance of transition to school for Aboriginal children.

The successful applicant will be required to link families with appropriate services in relation to health and education and provide support to early childhood education and care services including Aboriginal Supported Playgroups in the area.

“To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person.”


  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education as a minimum
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively engage and negotiate with all stakeholders
  • Ability to coordinate cultural activities to all children attending early childhood centres in the Shoalhaven
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships between Aboriginal parents and family, early childhood services, and the community
  • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships with community based early childhood services to support the needs of Aboriginal children attending the service
  • Ability to provide Aboriginal Cultural Awareness training for early childhood services in the Shoalhaven.


  • Computer skills and experience with administrative tasks


  • Current Drivers Licence
  • Current Working With Children Check
  • Current Cleared Criminal History Check
  • Current First Aid Certificate

Applicants will be expected to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) and Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO).

For more information or to apply for this position please call Tallara at the Habitat office on (02) 4422 4222 or email



The AFP Directions Program

The AFP Directions Program provides Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians with employment pathways into the AFP in a range of unsworn roles. Unsworn roles are administrative-based roles which do not require the execution of policing powers.

We are looking for people with the right skills, knowledge and an interest in pursuing a career with the AFP.

The AFP Directions Program Traineeship

The AFP Directions Program Traineeship is an integrated employment and career development program, delivered over 12 months. In addition to ongoing Canberra based (permanent) employment, participants will be provided with professional and personal development opportunities during the course of the program to enhance their capability to undertake a career in the AFP.

Traineeship positions are available at the AFP Band 2.1 level.

Successful candidates will have access to:

  • a structured 12 month learning and career development program, resulting in the award of a nationally recognised qualification (Certificate IV in Government).
  • the Malunggang Indigenous Officers Network (MION).
  • professional support networks that include current and past program participants who act as buddies, mentors and program support staff.
  • the opportunity to work with, and learn from, people with diverse backgrounds, experience and skills.
  • ongoing employment upon successful completion of the Traineeship and any specific employee probation requirements.

To learn more about the kind of work we do and the salary rates go to


To be eligible you must meet and provide documentation to prove you are:

  • Of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australian descent
  • 18 years of age or older (no upper limit)
  • An Australian citizen

You must be willing to:

  • Live in Canberra
  • Pass an employee suitability questionnaire
  • Be granted security and medical clearance
  • Provide fingerprint samples and undertake drug testing

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Australians who:

  • are interested in working for the Australian Federal Police
  • have effective communication skills
  • can work well as part of a team
  • have personal drive, integrity and a strong work ethic

For more information or to apply for this position please call the Habitat office on (02) 6285 2422 or email