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Casual Community Safety Patrol Officer (2 positions) - Lajamanu

Closing date: 
Monday, September 18, 2017 - 08:00

No accommodation will be provided with this position.

Salary $36.33 per hour inclusive of casual loading. 

This is a casual position for 6 months.   

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

Operating under the direction of the Community Safety Patrol Team Leader in accordance with the NT Night Patrol Operational Framework and the CDRC Operational Plan, policies and relevant legislation this position is responsible for:

Maintaining peace and harmony in the community; engaging the community in planned community safety patrol promotional activities as coordinated by the Team Leader, Community Safety, and Youth and Communities Coordinator.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Patrol the community at regular and appropriate times
  • Diffuse violent situations and protect the vulnerable
  • Work in an integrated way, linking with 'sobering up' shelters, safe houses and women's refuges
  • Divert intoxicated people away from contact with the criminal justice system,
  • Provide transport for vulnerable people to safe process; such as home, safe houses, or to medical assistance.
  • Provide advice, information and/or assistance that may reduce risk to individuals.
  • Ensure children are attending school by offering to transport stragglers to school
  • Ensure children are in safe place and quiet environement by 8:30 in the evening and/or immediately after formal youth activities
  • Assist the Community Saftey patrol Team Leader complete relevant weekly and daily reports
  • Attend all formal youth activities and assist the Youth, Sport and Recreation Officers where approriate

SELECTION CRITERIA:
Skills

  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to negotiate and to resolve conflict.
  • Good problem solving skills, with the ability to take initiative.
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to support the Team Leader in meeting deadlines.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to follow reasonable instructions from supervisors.

Knowledge
Sensitivity to, and understanding of, cross-cultural issues.
Willingness to undertake Training as determined by the Central Desert Council Youth and Communities directorate.

For more information and help with the application please go to the CDP Office or contact Lajamanu Community Coordinator Charmaine Hayes-Jonkers on 0447 056 402 or 08 8974 5503

Location: 
Lajamanu