Department of Communities Australia Vacancies, june 2023

Department of Communities Australia
Department of Communities Australia

Department of Communities Australia Vacancies; The Department of Communities brings together the services and functions of disability services, child protection and family support, housing, community initiatives and regional services reform.

Join our inspired, inquisitive and capable team to deliver quality outcomes for Western Australians! We value diversity and foster an inclusive and collaborative work environment. We aim to provide pathways to individual, family and community wellbeing that centres around providing strong, secure and inclusive communities that empower individual and families across Western Australia to lead fulfilling lives.

The Aboriginal Outcomes division within the Department of Communities is a dynamic and agile working environment that has a strong focus on cultural safety, teamwork and achieving outcomes. Our values-based culture speaks to the heart of who we are, reflects how we go about our business and what we expect from our people. A link to the Department’s iCREATE values can be found here. Delivering successful outcomes through our values is critical to the success of our division.

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Department of Communities Australia
Department of Communities Australia

Job post

We are seeking people for the roles of Administrative Support OfficerAdministration AssistantProject Assistant; and Project Officer to be a part of this exciting and visionary team. There is various opportunities arising within the Aboriginal Cultural Capability Reform Program, Best Practice Partnerships, and across other programs in the Division.


  • Aboriginal Workforce Support. This program undertakes various activities to develop the Department to be an employer of choice for Aboriginal people;
  • Executive and Ministerial Services. This team provides executive and administration support to the Assistant Director General, Executive Directors and coordination of ministerials.
  • Aboriginal Cultural Capability Reform Program. This program is driving an agency-wide cultural reform agenda aimed at improving the cultural capability of Communities.
  • Aboriginal Economic Reform. This program is driving reform that strengthens and supports economic growth and opportunities for Aboriginal people, community-controlled organisations, businesses and communities.
  • Best Practice Partnership. This program of work informs, guides and develops culturally responsive and fit for purpose ways of working with Aboriginal people.
  • Closing the Gap. This program coordinates and drives reform work across the Department to ensure commitments within the National Agreement on Closing the Gap are achieved.

About You

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the Aboriginal Outcomes division. We are looking for enthusiastic people who have the right attitude, are team players and want to assist Aboriginal communities to improve whole of life outcomes. You will play a vital role in providing essential services to support Aboriginal Outcomes and have the chance to make a real difference to your local communities and to the lives of those you work with.

You have the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, multitask and carry out a variety of duties through being flexible and adaptable to suit our business and customer needs, whilst also receiving mentoring and provided learning and career progression opportunities.

The attached Job Description Forms (JDF) provides more information about the positions. For further information we encourage you to contact  Kate Waylen, Principal Project Officer, on 0422 341 410.

Suitable applicants will be placed in a pool from which appointments will be made for this or similar future vacancies (fixed term or permanent) that arise within the next 12 months across the Department of Communities.

Employee Benefits

Our employees enjoy a range of benefits which may include (in line with operational requirements):

  • Professional Development Opportunities and Study leave/assistance
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Flexible leave arrangements

For further information on Public Sector benefits click here.

Application process

Apply online by clicking the ‘Apply for Job’ button (above and below) and provide the following documents in Word or PDF format only:

  1. A current resume/CV.
  2.  A two [2] page written application addressing all the Work Related Requirements (Selection Criteria) as stated on the JDF.
  3. If you are applying for multiple positions, please ensure your application responds to the criteria of the highest level/position you are applying for.
  4. A copy of all qualification/s (regardless of the relevance to the role) as specified in your application or resume/CV (if applicable).
  1. An application form (for hard copy applications only).

Applicants who are short listed will be assessed on all the Work Related Requirements (Selection Criteria) during the selection process.

For technical difficulties while applying online, general recruitment enquiries, or to request any document in an alternative format, please contact Bella Pereira, A/HR Consultant on 0432 832 613 or

We can also be contacted via the National Relay Service on the following numbers:

TTY/voice calls – 133 677

Speak & Listen – 1300 555 727

SMS relay – 0423 677 767

Equity and Diversity

The Department of Communities is committed to improving employment opportunities and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.  As a measure to achieve equality and support, section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) will apply to this position.  Aboriginal people are encouraged to apply.

If you have any access needs that may require adjustments to allow you to fully participate in the application and interview process, or alternative methods of communication, please contact Bella Pereira. If you are an Aboriginal person who would like assistance with your application, please contact Jobs and Skills WA on 13 64 64.

Lodgement is system generated. Any emailed applications or late submissions on or after 4:00pm will not be accepted.a


– Application Form
– FAQ sheet section 51 measures to achieve equality
– Information for Job Applicants
– JDF – Administration Assistant – L3 .docx
– JDF – Administrative Support Officer – L2 .docx
– JDF – Project Officer – L5 .docx
– JDF -Project Assistant – L4 .docx

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