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School Holiday Program Instructor

Advertiser: Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal CorporationMore jobs from this company

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Job Listing Date
16 May 2019
Kalgoorlie, Goldfields & Esperance
$25 - $29.99 per hour
Work Type
Sport & Recreation, Other

About the business


Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation (PTAC) was first incorporated in 1989 as the governing representative body for the Spinifex People. It was established to enable the Spinifex people to receive and administer funds to develop infrastructure at Tjuntjuntjara, in remote Western Australia. Servicing a close-knit community of around 200 people, PTAC is a non-profit community organisation which has grown to administer the Tjuntjuntjara Community Store, the Women's Centre, the Tjuntjuntjara Community Resource Centre and a range of other programs and infrastructure related projects. PTAC also acts as a local council service provider – managing the essential services (water, power, sewerage, tip airstrip), the Community Development Program and an Environmental Health Program.

The organisation also operates a comprehensive primary health service (Spinifex Health Service) with a team of skilled health professionals including a Manager, Medical Director, visiting specialists, remote area nurses and Aboriginal Health Workers.  


About the role


The School Holiday Program Instructor's will work under the direction of the Sport & Recreation Officer and the Manger Community Services of Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation, to deliver a comprehensive school holiday program for the youth in Tjuntjuntjara during the summer school holiday period.

Main Duties

The main duties are to facilitate the following:

- Provide daily active recreational and sporting games for youth and school aged children (games, sports, cycling, arts & crafts, Rage Cage sports, movie nights, discos, cooking etc).

- Identify and work with local people interested in sport and recreation programs to develop skills within the community for use during the school term when Instructors are not present. 

- Organise a wide range of activities for young people to engage the youth of Tjuntjuntjara by promoting healthy and positive behavior as well as reducing boredom, graffiti and vandalism within the community.

- Liaise with the Manager Community Services and the Principal of the Tjuntjuntjara School regarding access to equipment and facilities.


Benefits and perks


This is an amazing opportunity for an applicant seeking a new adventure in a remote location, in a part of Australia that most people will never get to see!

You will be paid $29.75/hour for up to 45.6 hours per week plus super, return airfares and accommodation.   The period of employment is 04-07-19 to 24-07-19. 


Skills and experience


To be successful in this role, you will have a:

  • Tertiary qualification in a relevant field (Sport & Recreation/Youth/Tourism or similar) and demonstrated experience working in a remote Aboriginal community. 
  • Sound understanding of community development principles and their application in a remote aboriginal community;
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with supervision;
  • Well-developed organizational, planning and time management skills;
  • Ability to exercise initiative within established procedures and policies;
  • Ability to work under pressure, and to work as part of a team;
  • Flexibility, and preparedness to assist other staff or do tasks that do not specifically come under the role from time to time;
  • Sound problem solving, diplomacy and resolution skills
  • Sound cross-cultural skills;
  • A genuine interest in working cooperatively with traditionally-oriented Aboriginal people;

Applicants are required to lodge a covering letter and current CV with a minimum of 3 job referees.   Queries and copies of the JD can be accessed by emailing

Applications close 5pm (AWST) on  Monday 10th June 2019 and are to be lodged via the Seek Site.  


The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have experience in a community outreach environment?

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