Aged and Disability Support Workers Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation


About the Corporation

Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation (LNAC) is the peak advocacy and support agency for the Larrakia people, the traditional landowners of the Greater Darwin area. Initially established in 1998 to represent the Native Title interests of the Larrakia people, LNAC has since evolved into a vital service delivery organisation focused on addressing the social, cultural and economic aspirations of the Larrakia people by initiating and administering programs, projects and services for the broader Aboriginal community.

LNAC is a not-for-profit organisation, receiving the majority of its operating expenses from funding from the NTG & Commonwealth Government.

About the program:

The Aged and Disability Care Program assists frail aged and younger people with disabilities and their carers living in the Greater Darwin and Palmerston regions. They provide culturally appropriate services that are tailored to the requirements of our clients, to maintain and increase their independence and assist them to live as valued and participating members of the community. We have a focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander clients, however we do also provide our services to non-indigenous people.

Specifically, the program provides the following services:

Meals at home (provision of meals that are prepared and delivered to clients who are unable to prepare their own meals or maintain an adequate nutritional intake);

Centre-Based Activities (provide structured group activities designed to develop, maintain or support the capacity for independent living and social interaction which are conducted in a centre-based setting.  It also includes outing and day trips conducted by the centre and providing some meals at the centre);

Transport (co-ordinate and/or provide individual transport services);

Social Support (provide assistance by a support worker, in the home or outside the home to access community facilities and services. This service aims to maintain a client’s community connection and fulfil the need for social interaction and wellbeing);

Personal Care (provide assistance with self-care, such as eating, bathing, toileting, dressing, grooming and mobility);

Domestic Assistance (provide assistance with domestic chores, including assistance with cleaning, dishwashing, clothes washing and ironing, shopping and bill paying.  May also include help with meal preparation).

Benefits and perks

Conditions of employment covered by the Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation Enterprise Agreement 2018.  Option to salary package a maximum of $16,050 from your gross salary each year; 5 weeks pro rata annual leave per year; and part-time hours.  We have a dedicated employee assistance program and excellent training and development opportunities.

Skills and experience


  • To provide care assistance to each client in accordance with the service plan and as directed by the Program Manager and Team Leader;
  • To maintain client confidentiality at all times;
  • To monitor the safety and wellbeing of the client and report any concerns to the Team Leader and Case Manager, where required;
  • To participate in training programs, professional development and performance reviews;
  • To accurately record each visit and relevant information in progress notes;
  • Be punctual, reliable, work to industry standards and maintain a neat and tidy appearance;
  • Ensure program assets are maintained to the highest standard and report any maintenance issues when required;
  • Ensure effective communication regarding client health & wellbeing, including involvement and contribution to regular and consistent team meetings and handovers;
  • Adhere to safe work practices and organisation and industry specific policies and procedures, including privacy and confidentiality requirements; and committing to being vaccinated for influenza annually.
  • Other position related duties as requested by the Program Manager and Team Leader; and
  • Maintain respect for Larrakia people and traditional country.

Key Selection Criteria:

  • Previous experience in a similar role and Certificate III (or higher) in Aged Care & Disability 
  • A knowledge of Aboriginal culture and the issues affecting Aboriginal people in the Northern Territory.
  • To respect and respond to the individual needs and preferences of the client and communicate effectively with clients, significant others and the organisation
  • To understand and demonstrate the importance of accurate documentation and confidentiality of client’s details 
  • Ability to work under limited direction, exercise initiative and apply good time management and organisational skills
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, written and oral communication skills to communicate effectively with clients and colleagues
  • To understand and demonstrate safe work practices and adhere to organisation policies and procedures
  • Flexibility to work weekdays, weekends and evening shifts
  • Current NT Driver’s License (C Class)


  • Identify as Indigenous
  • Understanding of cultural protocols, together with a willingness to work respectfully in accordance with Larrakia and other Indigenous culture
  • Experience working with Indigenous people in the community with complex needs

To apply for this role, please click the ‘apply now’ button and upload your resume and cover letter addressing the selection criteria, addressed to [email protected] 

Applications close 24 August 2022



Larrakia Nation Aboriginal Corporation

Job Salary

$30 - $39.99 per hour

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