- Job posted on: 29th Jul 2021
- Applications close:
People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council was founded and is still led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region. It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory. Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.
The NPY Women’s Council’s Youth Service works with children and young people (aged 10-25) and their families living in the NPY region, and is integral to the work we do. The Youth Service model is based on four key components: Case Management; Leadership and Education; Youth Diversion and Recreation; and Advocacy.
NPY Women’s Council now has an exciting opportunity for an Education Advocacy Project Officer to engage young women and identify the barriers and enablers to accessing secondary education.
The Project Officer will work towards empowering young women from the NPY region to have a voice on a national and regional platform, as well as in policy reform. The role will also identify key advocacy issues, give voice to this agenda and identify key partners that will add value to this advocacy.
This role will also advocate for current education programs within NPY Women’s Council Youth Service to be adequately resourced and evaluated by doing funding submissions and working with external researchers and evaluators.
This is your opportunity to make a real impact alongside a dedicated, skilled and supportive group of people. The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu people in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.
The ideal candidate will have relevant qualifications in areas such as Education, Youth Work, Social Work and/or experience with project management and advocacy. Exposure to remote indigenous communities will be highly regarded.
You will be passionate about this type of work, with a willingness and capacity to learn the skill sets you don’t yet know. In this role, you will need to have high energy and be committed to working alongside Anangu. You will have values that closely align with our guiding principles, be resilient, driven and strong in relationship building.
You will work within a supportive, trauma informed team in an organisation which provides a comprehensive orientation program. You will receive best practice supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel driving training. We also provide critical incident debriefing and a range of counselling services to support you.
In addition to this, we offer above award salary, salary packaging benefits, generous leave entitlements and a retention bonus. We also provide NPY Women's Council accommodation and use of a company vehicle whilst living remote and travelling.