Regional Manager – Tom Price
About Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation
Ashburton Aboriginal Corporations (AAC’s) mission is “to establish and maintain an environment that benefits Aboriginal people through the creation of culturally appropriate employment and enterprise opportunities and the provision of education and training service throughout the Pilbara”
The Ashburton Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) provides direct and culturally appropriate services and support to Aboriginal people in the Pilbara to enable engagement with, and participation in the local economy through employment and the establishment of Indigenous owned and operated enterprises. The programs and services provided by AAC include:
• Employment services.
• The development and establishment of economic projects and enterprises.
• Education and training for work readiness and mainstream employment.
In order to do this AAC:
• Partners with other Aboriginal Organisations for mutual benefit.
• Accesses resources from State and Federal Government.
• Builds trust and friendship within the wider community.
AAC’s Strategic Plan identifies three Key Focus Areas (KFA’s); Services and Programs (KFA 1); Enterprise and Business Development (KFA 2); Governance and Operations (KFA 3). These key focus areas are the foundations of the Corporation.
The Corporations core competency is Service, supported by a further three competencies (Key Result Areas) Leadership, Sustainability, Innovation.
Community Development Programme (Key Focus Area1 – Services and Programs)
The Community Development Program (CDP) is administered by the federal government’s National Indigenous Australian’s Agency (NIAA). CDP assists unemployed remote job seekers to build employable skills while contributing to their community.
Under CDP, AAC is contracted to deliver Remote Services. There are two key types of services that assist job seekers:
• Basic Services – integrated case management and support for job seekers to find and keep a job, and to meet their mutual obligation requirements.
• Remote Employment Services (including establishment and conduct of Work for the Dole) – work-like Activities, one or more of which, job seekers participate in five days a week. Activities reflect local employment opportunities and/or are relevant to community aspirations and meet community needs.
The majority of job seekers engaged in CDP participate in skills development Activities as they are the principal activity that are designed to put an end to passive welfare, build employable skills, and assist job seekers to transition from welfare to work.
Further information on the program is available via – https://www.niaa.gov.au/indigenous-affairs/employment/cdp
Lead and motivate culturally diverse staff, through provision of coaching/mentoring and identification of training/development needs to ensure they have the knowledge and support to perform their role in a quality manner.
Ensure AAC is considered a leading community -based organisation in terms of client service and program delivery credibility.
Establish and maintain productive relationships within the community, local Indigenous organisations, peak bodies, businesses, not-for profit organisations, government departments and other key stakeholders.
Ensure relationships are founded upon integrity, are congruent with AAC objectives and are mutually beneficial.
Contract Management and Performance
Hold responsibility for performance, contractual compliance and reporting requirements of employment programs.
Maintain a high level of understanding of, and compliance with, contractual requirements including all guidelines and correspondence issued by funding bodies.
Hold responsibility for delivery of business operations in line with budgets, service delivery plans and performance frameworks, that are prepared and reviewed in conjunction with the Chief Executive Officer.