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Sport & Recreation Officer

Advertiser: Paupiyala Tjarutja Aboriginal CorporationMore jobs from this company

Job Information

Job Listing Date
12 Feb 2020
Kalgoorlie, Goldfields & Esperance
$60,000 - $64,999 plus other benefits.
Work Type
Full Time
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


Under the direct supervision of the Program Manager, the primary purpose of this position is to facilitate the operation of existing sport and recreation opportunities in the community and to support community members to engage with physical activities and to improve mental health and well being.  Further, during the school holiday program period, the Sport & Recreation Officer will provide a range of existing school holiday program activities aimed at school aged children to ensure that the communities children are engaged in activities to reduce the risk of vandalism and anti-social behavior.  There will be some opportunities to identify, develop and coordinate new sport and recreation opportunities under the management and direction of the Program Manager.

Main Duties

The Sport & Recreation Officer's main duties are to: 

- facilitate active recreational and sporting games for the community population

- Engage the broader community in a wide range of sport and recreation activities to promote positive and healthy behavior while reduce anti-social behavior such as drug use and vandalism.

-  Under supervision, design and facilitate community health initiative activities, including activities to increase physical and mental health

- Engage youth in activities to strengthen connection to culture and country

- increasing awareness of the rules in sports activities (football, soccer, netball, softball, volleyball, basketball)

- Empower community members to contribute to the design and facilitation of the sport and recreation program

- mentor indigenous community sport & recreation officers

The position will focus on skill development and capacity building by facilitating and encouraging local indigenous sport and recreation workers to take on more responsibility and learn key aspects of the program.


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 base salary of $59,965 and super, plus a fantastic range of benefits including:

  • Annual return airfares to place of recruitment;
  • District allowance of $4,333;
  • Generous salary sacrificing options;
  • 4 weeks' annual leave with 17.5% leave loading;
  • 8 weeks' annual isolation leave (in lieu of overtime & public holidays);
  • Monthly telephone and internet allowances of $50 each; and
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities;

You'll also be able to call the Tjuntjuntjara community home immediately, with furnished accommodation provided at subsidised rent of $40 per week, including utilities.

See our short video clip for further information about the community and the Spinifex people -



Skills and experience


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

  • tertiary qualification in a relevant field (Sport & Recreation/Youth Work) or similar;
  • demonstrated experience designing, supervising and running sport & recreation activities and competitions/sport events;
  • Experience working with disengaged youth and aboriginal people in a remote Aboriginal community;
  • Sound understanding of community development principles and their application in a remote aboriginal community;
  • Demonstrated experience running school holiday program activities;
  • 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 addressing the key "Skils and Experience" outlined above with a CV and a minimum of 3 referees. Queries and requests for a copy of the PD can be obtained by emailing

Applications close 5pm (AWST) on Wednesday 4th March 2020 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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