Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mentor and Field Officer (WA)

AFL SportsReady (Warumilang Programs)

This position has been identified as an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander position in accordance with the provisions of Section 14a of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977.  Only Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander candidates are eligible to apply for this position.


From the Djab wurrung people

We have kick-started the careers of approximately 14,000 jobseekers, including over 2,000 Indigenous Australians, and supported hundreds of organisations and businesses right across Australia.

Our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program, Warumilang, represents the support and opportunities created for Indigenous people through quality education and employment. We focus on strengthening relationships, promoting respect and creating employment and education opportunities for Indigenous people.

AFL SR’s is a National company with around 80 staff and trainees located all across Australia, and a head office based in Melbourne.  The Western Australian office is located at Curtin University, Bentley.


This role is an important for supporting our education and employment program participants.  It provide mentoring and employment support primarily to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander program participants, as well as other program participants as required.  The key responsibilities of the roles include:

  • Provide mentoring and employment support to a case load of Indigenous and Non Indigenous program participants.
  • Provide support to, and engage with our network of host employers – maintaining positive and effective working relationships.
  • Lead and support community engagement activities to promote AFL SR’s programs and services.
  • Support business development and program promotion activities.
  • Complete relevant program administration on time, and to a high standard.

Additional information about the role can be found within the Position Description – Mentor and Field Officer


  • Full time, ongoing role;
  • Base salary between $61k and $70k per annum (offer commensurate with experience);
  • Flexible work arrangements available;
  • Part time work arrangements available on request;
  • Company car or car allowance as compensation for use of personal vehicle for work related travel;
  • Superannuation at 9.5% on top of base salary;
  • Company Iphone and Ipad or equivalent expense reimbursement (pro rata);
  • 4 weeks total leave per year (pro rata);
  • Additional 1 week gratis leave (pro rata);
  • Diverse and supportive office environment; and
  • Support for continuous professional development.


  • Relevant qualifications and/or sector experience;
  • Demonstrated experience working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people;
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues facing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and young people;
  • Connection and commitment to vision and purpose of AFL SR;
  • Willingness to undertake regular regional travel;
  • Effective team worker and excellent communicator;
  • Demonstrated initiative, ability to work autonomously and sound judgement;
  • Effective written and verbal communication skills; and
  • Demonstrated ability to follow systems and processes to maintain accurate records.

An up to date Working with Children Check, and a current Driver’s License are also mandatory requirements of this role. Experience working within a Group Training Organisation (GTO) is desirable but not mandatory for this position.


To be considered for the position, applications should be addressed to Michael Smart and Bianca Whife and include:

  • a current version of your CV/ Resume.
  • a two page or less cover letter which addresses:
    • Why you are interested in the position, and your motivation for applying; and
    • Your fit against the key selection criteria as listed above (note – the selection criteria can be addressed overall if preferred).

For further information about the role please contact Bianca Whife (WA Team Leader and Field Officer) or Michael Smart (Manager – Central and Western Australia)

Applications close on Tuesday 2nd of September.

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