Trainee Administration Officers**

  • Base/Location:Njernda Corporate Services, 51 - 55 Heygarth Street, Echuca
  • Reports To:Human Resources
  • Hours:37.5 hours per week Full time
  • Award:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Workers and Practitioners and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services Award (MA000115)
  • Position Scope:

    The Trainee Administrator is responsible for providing administration support and maintaining our corporate reception in a friendly courteous manner.  Four positions available.

    **These are “Indigenous Only” roles under Special Measures of the EEO Act 2010, Section 12.


Organisational Values

Establishing relationships based on respect and trust
Taking ownership and initiative of Njernda values to ensure trusted collaborations are formed
Encouraging cultural and spiritual growth to enable personal growth
Working to transform the disadvantage and challenge that causes impact on our community
Cultural Sensitivity
Welcoming and serving our community with understanding and without judgement


Key Responsibilities

• Operate the reception area
• Preparing, organising, and storing information in paper and digital form
• Liaising with staff in other departments, e.g., finance, HR, medical
• Receive calls and make independent decisions on appropriate action.
• Working with senior staff to gather and collate information used to ensure we reach our targeted areas within QI, Compliance and Risk Management framework.
• Maintaining office systems
• Collecting and disseminating the mail and recording in an electronic log
• Run errands as requested
• Checking on supplies to ensure adequate quantity
• Ordering supplies for the Office as required
• Preparing correspondence as required
• Other duties as directed


Key Selection Criteria

Applicants must possess:
• A proven knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal people and Aboriginal culture is essential.
• An ability to communicate effectively with Aboriginal people and handle issues in a sensitive manner.

Must be able to:

-Be punctual and able to operate a busy reception area.
-Be courteous and have a respectful telephone and receptionist manner.
-Receive calls and make independent decisions on appropriate action
-Manage client and community enquiries.
-Good negotiation skills and well-developed communication skills.
-An ability to manage time effectively and efficiently.
-A demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and effectively as part of a team.
-Well-developed computer skills including the ability to operate specialist programs.

Commitment to Safety

All children have the right to be children and live free of abuse and neglect, so they can grow, learn, and develop. Everyone within Njernda is responsible for ensuring a culture of child safety; preventing child abuse and abiding by the Child Safety Principles

Other Relevant Information
• The successful applicant will be required to undergo satisfactory pre-employment checks, including providing at least two professional referees, completion of a medical declaration, Police Records Check, Working With Children Check, Victorian Driver’s License, and proof of identify and qualifications
• Commitment to equal opportunity and occupational health and safety principles and practices is required
• You will need to disclose any pre-existing illness or injury you know about which could be affected by the described work duties. Under section 82 (7) of the Accident Compensation Act, failure to disclose such a pre-existing illness or injury will mean that, if employed, you will not be paid compensation for that condition.

To be Eligible for an Interview

The Applicant MUST address the Key Selection Criteria and include a recent resume.
Address your application marked: “Private & Confidential” to:

Corporate Services Manager
Njernda Aboriginal Corporation
P.O. Box 21 Echuca Vic 3564

All applications close: 16th September 2022

 Written applications should include a covering letter. Please include the names and telephone contacts of at least two referees.
 Please check the closing date to ensure your application is received within the specified time. Applications may be posted,

All applications close: 16th Sep 2022

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