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Prime Minister and Cabinet Vacancy N.N. 10760697
Aboriginal Hostels Limited Closing date: Sunday, 20 October 2019
Job Title: Head of Boarding, Deputy Head of Boarding
Division: Secondary Education Hostels
Job Type: Ongoing, Non-ongoing (Temporary), Full-time, Part-time, Casual
Salary: $71,425 - $82,788
Location: Wadeye - NT; Thursday Island - QLD
Classification: APS Level 5, APS Level 6
Agency Employment Act: PS Act 1999
Agency Website:

Job Description


AHL’s purpose is to provide culturally safe, fit-for-purpose, affordable accommodation for Indigenous Australians who need to be away from home to access employment opportunities, health, education and other essential services. A career with AHL will provide you with a chance to contribute to improving the quality of life and economic opportunity for Indigenous Australians. We offer rewarding experiences and generous employment conditions.

Our Secondary Education Hostels are dedicated to providing a Home Away from Home for young indigenous Australians (aged 12-18 years) who are accepted into partner schools (grades 7 - 12). Our commitment in our student hostels is to ensure that we provide:
• A Home Away from Home experience where students have ongoing access to educational, emotional, social, economic and cultural development;
• A fair, honest and culturally respectful environment that values each student and their connection to country;
• The highest level of care and protection;
• Nutritious meals;
• Extra-curricular activities; and travel to and from school each day.

As a Head of Boarding (APS 6)or Deputy Head of Boarding (APS 5) you will be critical in managing and supervising the day to day operations of the hostel to ensure appropriate pastoral care is provided to students. You will be a leader for the Residential Youth Workers and key contact for students, teachers, parents and stakeholders. You will have prior management experience and be able to manage staff matters as well as difficult student situations and behaviors.

Through this recruitment round, AHL will establish a merit list to fill vacancies that arise within the next 12 months. Future (expected) vacancies may arise in the below locations:

Wadeye, Thursday Island.




To be eligible for engagement and to maintain employment, applicants must:
• Provide proof of Australian citizenship
• Hold (and maintain) a Working with Children Check in the relevant state (prior to engagement)
• Undergo a satisfactory National Criminal History Check (prior to engagement)
• Meet fitness for duty requirements (prior to engagement) and
• Satisfactorily complete a six month probationary period (once employed).


Non-ongoing opportunity will be offered for a specified term

A specified term of up to 12-18 months initially with the possibility of extension up to 3 years in total.

Ongoing appointment may occur within 12 months of this advertisement.

Indigenous jobseekers are encouraged to apply for this vacancy. If the job is 'Identified', then part or all of the duties impact on Indigenous Australian people and/or involve interaction with Indigenous Australian communities or their representatives.

RecruitAbility applies to this vacancy. Under the RecruitAbility scheme you will be invited to participate in further assessment activity for the vacancy if you choose to apply under the scheme; declare you have a disability; and meet the minimum requirements for the job. For more information see:

To Apply

Position Contact: Annie Edlington, 02 6212 2086
Agency Recruitment Site:
Applicants to vacancies notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette should be aware that;
.  the names of successful applicants may also be notified in all formats of the electronic Public Service Gazette
.  applicants found suitable may be offered similar employment opportunities by other Australian Public Service agencies
This notice is part of the electronic Public Service Gazette PS40-Wed - 02 Oct 2019 Published by Australian Public Service Commission.
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