Manager Community Night Patrol
Located within the Top End of the Northern Territory, the West Daly Regional Council (Council) covers 14,000 square kilometres and has a population of more than 3700 residents throughout the communities of Wadeye, Nganmarriyanga and Peppimenarti as well as the surrounding 33 homelands, 14 of which are serviced by Council. Wadeye is the largest remote community and the fifth largest town in the Northern Territory.
A young and vibrant Regional Council, our vision is to deliver quality services and support development opportunities, including local jobs for local people, along with implementing a range of strategies that will help shape a prosperous and sustainable future for the region.
Based in Wadeye, NT we are seeking an experienced Manager for Community Night Patrol responsible for the Council’s Community Night Patrol services provided across the West Daly region.
The key focus of this position is to improve levels of community safety and offer appropriate cultural services in line with the Community safety priorities.
The Manager Community Night Patrol will (amongst other things):
- Develop and strengthen relationships within the Community and across all stakeholder groups to ensure CNP services are delivered efficiently and meet the expectations of the Community.
- Ensure non-coercive intervention strategies are deployed to respond flexibly to each Community’s safety needs and priorities.
- Manage the Community Night Patrol budget allocation, in consultation with the Chief Operations Officer.
- Manage financial and operational reporting within the Community Night Patrol portfolio and meeting performance indicators as detailed within the program and funding guidelines.
- Manage the day-to-day performance and outputs of the Community Night Patrol employees located at Wadeye.
To be successful in this role you will have:
- qualifications in welfare, social or community services, Certificate III in Community Safety or equivalent experience;
- experience working in a remote community;
- previous experience managing a small team, managing, and mentoring employees;
- demonstrable experience communicating with stakeholders at all levels.
- relevant industry knowledge in the field of night patrol services or similar service;
- good oral communication skills, and proven knowledge of Indigenous language that will enable sensitive and effective communication with Indigenous people in a remote community (desirable);
- a good understanding of issues affecting Indigenous people in remote communities; and
- experience in conflict resolution and negotiation along with the ability to intervene in unsafe situations confidently and positively.
If you believe you meet the above requirements and want to work as part of a supportive and fast-paced team, then we would love to hear from you! This is an exciting opportunity to grow and develop within a supportive environment.
If you would like to be considered for this role, please submit a current Resume and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Monday 27th September, 2021.