Malparara-Malparara Project Officer – Domestic and Family Violence Service NPY Women’s Council

JOB DESCRIPTION

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

  • Relocation assistance provided
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Full time (or part-time 0.8 by negotiation), fixed-term to 30th June 2025

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, Women’s Council continues to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support. At its core NPY Women’s Council is about family and community – Walytja. Our purpose is to work side by side with women, children and their families of the NPY region in central Australia to help increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

ABOUT THE TEAM

Atunypa Wiru Minyma Uwankaraku Service is a domestic and family violence support and advocacy service for Aboriginal women and children living in the NPY region. The service is informed by a holistic and relational understanding of violence that acknowledges the key role of family and community relationships in working effectively with indigenous clients.

ABOUT THE ROLE

The Malparara-Malparara project is a group of Anangu women who have come together to create culturally safe ways of engaging in healing and violence prevention work, with an emerging focus on engaging with young women. As the project officer of the Malparara-Malparara project, you will plan and facilitate regular workshops with the Anangu participants, and support these participants to use learnings from the workshops to engage in primary prevention work as well as feed their reflections back to the broader DFVS to help guide practice. You will also facilitate the ongoing evaluation of the project using a developmental evaluation approach.

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.

You will work within a supportive, trauma-informed framework and we provide a comprehensive culturally aware orientation program. You will receive best practice clinical supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel drive training. We also provide critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this we offer a generous remuneration package. You will receive an above award salary, salary packaging benefits, 32 days (pro-rata) of annual leave and 15 days (pro-rata) of personal leave. We also provide use of a company vehicle when travelling remotely along with travel allowance.

TO APPLY

  • Please apply via our website: npywc.org.au/jobs/
  • Please submit a comprehensive covering letter and resume as part of your application.
  • A full position description is available on our website.
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact People & Workplace Services on 08 8958 2329.