Docker River community is located in the Outback Way in the MacDonnell Shire 260 km west of Yulara and about 670km from Alice Springs which is the nearest major shopping centre. The community has a population of about 250 Aboriginal people and 30 or so non-Aboriginal people. Our community is mainly made up of Pitjantjatjara people.
Our community is a dry community which is strictly enforced. There is; a health clinic, primary and secondary school, shire office, arts centre, the nearest police station is over the border in WA. There is no mobile phone reception, however the store has a land line connection and satellite Internet.
Our store is the social hub of the community, almost everyone goes there at least once a day. So apart from providing food security it is a place where the community gather and meets for a chat and kids play. This is very important and we want the store and the area around the store to be a nice community area.
The Store Manager is accountable for ensuring there is food security for the community. The Store Staff are there to assist the Store Managers to perform daily duties in operating the store effectively and efficiently in order to achieve food security and have a long term viable store for the community. The Take Away Manager is responsible to the Store Manager for operating the Take Away. When the Store Manager is on leave or involved in meetings or training the Take Manager will take on the role of Store Manager for a time.
The Take Away Manager will be responsible for Take Away operations and will also at times be responsible for assisting with the overall operations of the store including:
- Safety and safe food handling
- Stock Handling
- Cashier Operation
- Store Cleaning