Community and Disability Support Co-Ordinator

Job No: PEAK74
Location: Wujal Wujal

About Hope Vale  

The Wujal Wujal community is in the Cape York region on the banks of the Bloomfield River and is surrounded by high mountains, waterfalls, river tributaries and creeks. The area’s boundaries are the Cook Shire to the north and Douglas Shire to the south. They are located about 4 hours north of Cairns or 1 hour south of Cooktown by road. Wujal Wujal covers an area of 64 Hectares and the Shire has a tropical climate with both dry and wet seasons. The wet season extends from November to May with peaks from February and March. The dry season is from June to October. Average temperature is 30°C with an average minimum of 23°C.

Located between two UNESCO World Heritage sites, Wujal Wujal is where the rainforest meets the reef – a haven for nature-lovers, photographers and travellers. Population of the Wujal Wujal Community is approximately 280 people. The main clan group languages are Kuku Yalanji, Kuku Nyungul and Jalunji. English is widely spoken by all and the older people still speak Kuku Yalanji in the community.

Wujal Wujal is accessible by road via the coastal road across near the Daintree River and by inland road. There is a private airstrip 20km from the Shire. The Shire can also be accessed by sea.

The present community of Wujal Wujal has existed on the site for many hundreds of years and is set around the highly sacred waterfalls of Wujal Wujal meaning ‘many falls’ in the local language.

About the Position 

As Coordinator for Community and Disability Support you’ll be looking after some of the most important people in their Community.

This role will be responsible for the coordination of in-home support services which delivers a range of programs that support eligible residents of Wujal Wujal who are aged or need support to live independently in the community. Services are provided to residents in ways that assist them to connect with their community and/or continue to live independently in their home.

You will manage the day to day operations of Council's in-home support service to ensure that an efficient integrated range of care is provided to eligible residents who have been assessed as requiring support.

Critical to your success and pivotal to this role will be your demonstrated experience and knowledge of quality standards, residents’ rights and responsibilities and delivering outcomes in a client centred, community-based care service delivery environment.

The opportunity to be mentored for the first 12 months by an experienced leader in community care will give you unrivalled support and guidance and importantly, ensure you are set up for success.

About You

The Council are looking for a person who has what it takes to make a difference in their clients’ lives (Monday-Friday). Renovations are about to start on the Community Care Centre and a new Aged Care Centre is planned so you can look forward to leading the next era of care for the clients in Wujal Wujal.

You have:

  • A warm and caring nature
  • The willingness to go the extra mile
  • A positive attitude towards health and wellbeing
  • Hold a Cert III level qualification in Individual Support or related fields and the willingness to complete a level IV qualification within 12 months of commencing

The opportunity to be mentored for the first 12 months by an experienced leader in community care will give you unrivalled support and guidance and importantly, ensure you are set up for success. Underpinning a commitment to exemplary customer service and to delivering high quality services for the community your focus initially will be on:

  • Completing a quality review this year
  • Staff training – ensuring systems and process are in place and that staff are following these and embracing the available technology
  • Ensuring staff feel valued and are supporting clients in every way possible
  • Establishing a financially responsible mandate that ensures the ongoing viability of this important function.

If your passion is to lead and co-ordinate community and disability support and you have a sound understanding of what needs to be done in terms of reporting, funding and higher-level responsibilities then this is an opportunity worth exploring.

Wujal Wujal is a geographically beautiful part of the world. It is often described as a lovely community and township and many current employees describe it as a great place to work. It is near Cooktown, Mossman and Cairns and whilst technically classified as remote you really can enjoy the best of both worlds.  That said, you need to ‘want’ to live and work here and become a part of the community in order to be successful in your role.


Please click on the link for a full copy of the POSITION DESCRIPTION. 

PEAK Services is working in conjunction with Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, exclusively on this position. We offer local government expertise across a wide range of professional fields, providing tailored solutions for councils and other similar organisations. We work with our clients to deliver meaningful outcomes in recruitment and contracting services. 

How to Apply

Before you apply for this position, please read the position description carefully to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position.  You will be required to answer a few questions that relate to the criteria on the online application below.  Please note that you cannot submit your application without attaching your resume.  A cover letter is not mandatory, but may be added if so desired. When uploading your Resume or documents please ensure file names should only include 'A-z', '0-9', '.' and '-' characters.

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Applications will close on 12/02/2019 at 10 pm.  Please ensure you leave adequate time to complete you application before the closing date and time. 

For a confidential conversation, please call Rona Horsfall or Celia Jones at Peak Recruitment Services on 0438 943854.


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