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CDP Case Officer

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Job Listing Date
6 Jun 2019
Kalgoorlie, Goldfields & Esperance
$65,000 - $69,999
Work Type
Community Services & Development, Community Development

About the business


Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation has a short-term contract position available for the period 27th June 2019 to 28th July 2019 (4 weeks) for an experienced and qualified CDP Case Officer.

Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal Corporation (PTAC) 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.


About the role


Under the direction of the Chief Executive Officer and the PTAC Board, the CDP Case Officer's role is to manage the CDP case load by ensuring activity supervision and participation of job seekers in planned CDP projects and activities is on track.

  • Maintain the ESCN online system and the CDP case load requirements on a daily basis. This includes scheduling and attending appointments and interviews with job seekers to update Job Plans, place them in supervised activities, monitoring their attendance and activity diaries, notifications and communication with Activity Supervisors, employers, agencies (e.g. Centrelink) and RTOs and ensuring all job seeker and PTAC compliance requirements are met;
  • Maintain up-to-date CDP information with Activity Supervisors' (e.g. notices/flyers on daily appointments, supervision information and our Excel caseload claims tracking sheet) to ensure visibility and accuracy of information designed to communicate and track participation, supervision, claims status, participant mentoring and support;
  • Ensure staff, employers and WfD Activity Supervisors are aware of job seekers obligations and barriers to their employment;
  •  Mentor PTAC's Indigenous employees and CDP job seekers in their workplace activities to support the program;
  • Provide support to Activity Supervisors including planning structure and approved projects and activities with core program staff, community and local stakeholders; 
  • Ensure all CDP submissions and reports to NCAC are delivered on time;
  • Work closely with Project Manager to ensure that the CDP program is compliant and achieving expected outcomes and deliverables;
  • Support Aboriginal employees with post placement support and culturally-appropriate mentoring and two-way learning in the workplace;
  • Reviewing and monitoring of budget and financial performance on model with the CEO. Approve expenditure within delegations.  Manage invoicing process with Contractor (NCAC) and finance, reconciling caseload, and tracking against budget.
  • Ensure OSH guidelines and policies are adhered to for supporting staff and job seekers in WfD activities by assessing risks and providing advice to the CEO and other staff on how risks can be minimised to improve workplaces safety and avoid incidents or workplace accidents;    


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!

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive salary package including a salary of $64,298 (includes District Allowance) plus super, plus a fantastic range of benefits including:

  • Generous salary sacrificing options
  • Furnished accommodation 


Skills and experience


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

  1. Experience working in a CDP Case Officer/Management role or similar for a minimum of 3 years;
  2. Demonstrate a thorough and detailed understanding of the CD Program and  operating landscape;
  3. Demonstrate a sound understanding of CDP Work for the Dole program, including ECSN reporting and compliance framework;
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of CDP funding, the mechanisms to generate income and the ability to track and monitor income generation to ensure the financial success of the program;
  5. Undergraduate qualifications or tertiary qualification in employment and vocational training and /or a relevant field; 
  6. Sound understanding of community development principles and their application in a remote aboriginal community; 
  7. Ability to work effectively and cooperatively with minimal supervision; 
  8. Well-developed organizational, planning and time management skills; 
  9. Ability to exercise initiative within established procedures and policies; 
  10. Ability to work under pressure, and to work as part of a team; 
  11. Flexibility, and preparedness to assist other staff or do tasks that do not specifically come under the role from time to time; 
  12. Sound problem solving, diplomacy and resolution skills; 
  13. Excellent cross-cultural skills; 
  14. a genuine interest in working cooperatively with traditionally-oriented Aboriginal people; 
  15. National police checks 
  16. Current drivers' licence

Applicants are required to lodge a covering letter and current CV with a minimum of 3 job referees. Queries and requests for a copy of the PD can be obtained by emailing

Applications close 5pm (AWST) on Tuesday 18th 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 experience in a community outreach environment?
  • How many years' experience do you have in a training & development role?

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