Male Family Support Worker

Darumbal Community Services Inc is seeking Expressions of Interest for a Male Family Support Worker to work with our male youth clients.
The Support Worker should possess:
A demonstrated ability to work in a case management capacity
A demonstrated ability to facilitate links with other services
A demonstrated ability to engage and work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families, including young people
Additional requirements:
Suitability Notice to work with Children and Young People
Open Australian Drivers Licence
Please submit your Resume, together with an Expression of Interest, addressing the above-noted criteria, by COB 25.3.2011 to:
The Senior Support Worker
Eaglehawk Indigenous Family Support Program
Darumbal Community Youth Service Inc
14 Fitzroy Street, Rockhampton
P.O. Box 5851, Red Hill. Q 4701
or via email to Eaglehawk Male Family Support Worker_March 2011

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Traineeships Police recruits

Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Traineeships

Intakes are conducted in Brisbane and Townsville subject to the level of interest in the program and the number of applications received.

Opportunity to become a Queensland Police Officer

The Queensland Police Service (QPS) offers traineeships in the Justice Entry Program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. These traineeships are part of the Service’s commitment to equal opportunity and diversity in employment, and provide the education qualifications for entry into the QPS as a police recruit, including a First Aid Certificate.

Trainees who successfully undertake this program will also be eligible to receive an Australian National Training Authority endorsed qualification.
Entry Requirements

Applicants must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent and ideally have completed a Year 12 school education with at least one or two years employment experience.

Alternatively, applicants who have a Year 10 education with extensive employment and life related skills, who demonstrate potential to succeed as a police officer, may also apply. Applicants must also meet police recruit entry requirements including integrity, health and fitness.
Driver Licence

Applicants must hold a current Australian Open Driver Licence to operate a motor vehicle (manual or automatic)


a current Australian Provisional Driver Licence, with one year of driving experience and successful completion of a defensive driving course recognised by the QPS.

The QPS recognises the following defensive driving course: Drive Vehicle in Queensland (TLIC107C)

Defensive driving courses must be delivered by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

Please click here to see a full list of RTOs that have agreed to list their names as providers of this course.

If you are appointed as a police recruit and your licence is from another state or territory, you will need to obtain a Queensland Open Driver Licence or a Provisional Driver Licence that meets the above requirements before commencing as a recruit. Proof of the currency of your driver licence is required with your application.

To drive police patrol vehicles, police officers must meet particular medical and health standards as outlined in the guidellines of the National Road Transport Commission. These medical standards have been incorporated into the medical and fitness testing associated with Stage 2 of the QPS selection process.

The traineeship is a six month, full-time course held at the Queensland Police Service academies in Brisbane and Townsville.

During the traineeship, trainees will receive a salary equal to that of a police recruit. This equates to a fortnightly gross salary of $1279.03*. For existing employees of the QPS, ordinary salary or wages will be maintained for the duration of the traineeship.

*Police recruit wage effective 1 July 2010
Justice Entry Program forms for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people:

* JEP Letter to Applicant (JEP Letter to Applicant|43615|application/pdf 42KB) ;
* JEP – Application Form (JEP – Application Form|66315|application/pdf 64KB) ;
* Assessment of Suitability Form (Assessment of Suitability Form|52314|application/pdf 51 KB) ;
* Health Assessment – Medical Questionnaire (Health Assessment – Medical Questionnaire|53803|application/pdf 52 KB) ;
* Consent and Authority Waiver (Consent and Authority Waiver|25887|application/pdf 25 KB) ;
* JEP – Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander (Confirmation of Aboriginality or Torres Strait Islander |18162|application/pdf 18 KB) ;
* JEP Booklet (JEP Booklet|281759|application/pdf 275 KB) ;
* Health Screening and Physical Skills Education Brochure (Health Screening and Physical Skills Education Brochure|145392|application/pdf 141 KB) ;
* ADF Medical/Service History Records Waiver ( ADF Medical/Service History Records Waiver|255628|application/pdf 249.64K );
* Certificate of Fitness Indemnity form (Certificate of Fitness Indemnity form|226597|application/pdf 221 KB)

For information on the Justice Entry Program please contact:

GPO Box 1440
Brisbane Qld 4001
Telephone (07) 3364 8000

Ms Rita Mills
Indigenous Employment Officer
Recruiting Section
(07) 3364 3099JEP flyer_Mar2010_web

Defence Indigenous Development Program Recruitment

The Defence Indigenous Development Program (DIDP) has been developed in order to address the needs of northern Australia’s remote indigenous people. The program provides young indigenous adults with the education, training, life skills and confidence – and as a result the opportunities – to secure and sustain continuous employment of their choice and to be role models within their communities.

DIDP is provided through a partnership between the Department of Defence, Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations (DEEWR) and the Northern Territory Department of Education and Training (DET).

The DIDP is a residential program which is conducted over seven months out of Charles Darwin University’s Katherine Rural Campus (KRC), 20 kilometres north of Katherine, where trainees spend approximately four weeks training at a time, followed by a one week break at home in their communities. Some periods of dedicated military training with NORFORCE are conducted from Larrakeyah Barracks in Darwin.

For further information please contact the DIDP on 1800 447 827 or email official flyer