As an employer, Palmerston offers:

  • an organisation that values culture, diversity and inclusivity
  • excellent working conditions and environment
  • training and development support and opportunities for future growth
  • paid parental leave
  • salary packaging benefits
  • a healthy, values-based and flexible approach to work

Diversity and Inclusivity:

  • We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply. Our Diversity Statement  outlines our approach.
  • Palmerston is currently preparing for accreditation for Rainbow Tick as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering safe and inclusive services for LGBTQI+ people.

Essential information:

  • Police clearances are mandatory for all staff to commence with us. Please note presence of criminal history does not necessarily result in the denial of employment.
  • You may be required to obtain a Working With Children Check as part of your employment

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Employment

[fusion_builder_container type="flex" hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_loop="yes" video_mute="yes" overlay_color="" video_preview_image="" border_color="" border_style="solid" padding_top="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" padding_right=""][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding_top="" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="true" min_height="" hover_type="none" link="" border_sizes_top="" border_sizes_bottom="" border_sizes_left="" border_sizes_right="" first="true"][fusion_text]Manager Aboriginal Engagement Permanent Full Time Location: Subiaco About Us Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit provider of alcohol and other drug services. We have a rich and proud history of providing support through a range of services including counselling, groups, residential rehabilitation, and educational initiatives. About the role The Manager Aboriginal Engagement is a leadership position within Palmerston. The position provides cultural advice and supports the organisation in achieving ongoing and increasing culturally secure services to better meet the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities. The role will assist to further develop Palmerston’s relationship with Elders, Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations. Aboriginality is a genuine requirement for this position (section [50D] of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984) About you The successful applicant will have;
  • Established stakeholder relationships within communities in regions Palmerston operates across
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a culturally respectful and responsive way with Aboriginal people, and with Aboriginal communities and stakeholders’.
  • Tertiary qualifications or equivalent experience in an area related to the role and the work of Palmerston
  • Proven ability to cultivate productive and respectful working relationships
  • Proven ability to build and maintain strong stakeholder relationships
Benefits
  • Excellent salary packaging options, receive up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2,650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • 5 days life and wellness leave (pro rata)
  • 9 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer and 2 weeks paid leave for the partner of the primary carer after 12 months continuous service
  • Partial access to long service leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Flexible, family orientated working conditions
  • Opportunities to join and get involved in various working groups such as the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP), Rainbow Community Initiative Committee, Environmental Working Group and the Disability Access Inclusion Policy Working Group.
  • 2 days paid and 8 days unpaid cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Aboriginal Staff Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to connect and collaborate
See link below to the JDF. Manager Aboriginal Engagement - June 2024 To apply If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button on seek! Alternatively you can submit your application at one of our branches. In your application please ensure that you:
  • Submit your resume
  • Submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF
  • Complete all application questions
Closing date: 08/07/2024 Shortlisting will commencing straightaway, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The successful candidate must possess a National Police Clearance that was obtained within 3 months, and a valid WA Working with Children Check. For further information on the position please contact Dawn Smith on 0426 296 277 or email dsmith@palmerston.org.au We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply. Palmerston is currently preparing for accreditation for Rainbow Tick as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering safe and inclusive services for LGBTQI+ people. If you would like to have a yarn on what it’s like to work at Palmerston as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employee at Palmerston please contact Wayne Ryder on 08 9399 5344 or wryda@palmerston.org.au[/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container type="flex" hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_loop="yes" video_mute="yes" overlay_color="" video_preview_image="" border_color="" border_style="solid" padding_top="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" padding_right=""][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding_top="" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="true" min_height="" hover_type="none" link="" border_sizes_top="" border_sizes_bottom="" border_sizes_left="" border_sizes_right="" first="true"][fusion_text] [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]
[fusion_builder_container type="flex" hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_loop="yes" video_mute="yes" overlay_color="" video_preview_image="" border_color="" border_style="solid" padding_top="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" padding_right=""][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding_top="" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="true" min_height="" hover_type="none" link="" border_sizes_top="" border_sizes_bottom="" border_sizes_left="" border_sizes_right="" first="true"][fusion_text] Aboriginal People and Culture Advisor Permanent Part Time – 3 days per week or equivalent (eg. school hours across more days). Location: Subiaco About Us Palmerston Association is a leading and respected not for profit provider of alcohol and other drug services. We have a rich and proud history of providing support through a range of services including counselling, groups, residential rehabilitation, and educational initiatives. About the role Aboriginal People and Culture Advisor is responsible for advising and implementing strategies for recruitment of and development for Aboriginal employees at Palmerston. The role has a direct focus and impact on the attraction and retention of Aboriginal employees, providing consultation to hiring managers, assisting line managers in performance matters for Aboriginal employees, as well as reviewing and improving  people-related structures and programs from a cultural lens. Placed within People & Culture, the role works closely with Palmerston’s Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) Working Group, Aboriginal staff forum, and wider leadership team to support Palmerston’s strategic cultural objectives. Aboriginality is a genuine requirement for this position (section [50D] of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984) About you The successful applicant will have;
  • Demonstrated experience in people and culture and / or learning and development
  • Experience in understanding Aboriginal culture and wellbeing
  • Knowledge of employment practices (recruitment, employee relations, performance development)
  • Demonstrated high level of cultural competency with an ability to support and build culturally safe work environments
  • Ability to work independently when required, as well as in a team, collaborating with other staff and stakeholders to share information and collectively build knowledge.
See link to the JDF below. Aboriginal People and Culture Advisor - June 2024 (1) Benefits
  • Excellent salary packaging options, receive up to $15,900 plus additional salary packaging of up to $2,650 for meal and entertainment expenses
  • 5 days life and wellness leave (pro rata)
  • 9 weeks paid parental leave for the primary carer and 2 weeks paid leave for the partner of the primary carer after 12 months continuous service
  • Partial access to long service leave after 5 years continuous service
  • Flexible, family orientated working conditions
  • Opportunities to join and get involved in various working groups such as the Reconciliation Action Plan Working Group (RAP), Rainbow Community Initiative Committee, Environmental Working Group and the Disability Access Inclusion Policy Working Group.
  • 2 days paid and 8 days unpaid cultural leave for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff
  • Aboriginal Staff Forum for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff to connect and collaborate
To apply If this sounds like the role for you then click on the apply button on seek! Alternatively you can submit your application at one of our branches. In your application please ensure that you:
  • Submit your resume
  • Submit your cover letter addressing the selection criteria as outlined in the JDF
  • Complete all application questions
Closing date: 08/07/2024 Shortlisting will commencing straightaway, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. The successful candidate must possess a National Police Clearance that was obtained within 3 months, and a valid WA Working with Children Check. For further information on the position please contact Vikki Donnelly on 0451 019 838 or email vdonnelly@palmerston.org.au We seek and welcome diversity and a breadth of experience and backgrounds in our teams. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and people who identify as LGBTIQ+ are encouraged to apply. Palmerston is currently preparing for accreditation for Rainbow Tick as part of our ongoing commitment to delivering safe and inclusive services for LGBTQI+ people. If you would like to have a yarn on what it’s like to work at Palmerston as an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander employee at Palmerston please contact Wayne Ryder on 08 9399 5344 or wryda@palmerston.org.au [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container][fusion_builder_container type="flex" hundred_percent="no" equal_height_columns="no" menu_anchor="" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" class="" id="" background_color="" background_image="" background_position="center center" background_repeat="no-repeat" fade="no" background_parallax="none" parallax_speed="0.3" video_mp4="" video_webm="" video_ogv="" video_url="" video_aspect_ratio="16:9" video_loop="yes" video_mute="yes" overlay_color="" video_preview_image="" border_color="" border_style="solid" padding_top="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" padding_right=""][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type="1_1" layout="1_1" background_position="left top" background_color="" border_color="" border_style="solid" border_position="all" spacing="yes" background_image="" background_repeat="no-repeat" padding_top="" padding_right="" padding_bottom="" padding_left="" margin_top="0px" margin_bottom="0px" class="" id="" animation_type="" animation_speed="0.3" animation_direction="left" hide_on_mobile="small-visibility,medium-visibility,large-visibility" center_content="no" last="true" min_height="" hover_type="none" link="" border_sizes_top="" border_sizes_bottom="" border_sizes_left="" border_sizes_right="" first="true"][fusion_text] [/fusion_text][/fusion_builder_column][/fusion_builder_row][/fusion_builder_container]

Student and Volunteer Pathways

Palmerston supports student placements at many of our sites, these are generally arranged through agreement with your university or college. Palmerston also supports volunteers. Most of our volunteers are people who have trained through the Volunteer Drug and Alcohol Counsellors’ Training Program run by the Mental Health Commission. If you do not have the opportunity to enter through the pathways mentioned and you are interested in becoming a Student or Volunteer at Palmerston please register via the below form. We review registrations regularly and will be in contact when we have a suitable opportunity available.

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