Employment, Training & Volunteering
Akeyulerre Healing Centre – Traditional Healing
The Department of Social Services have provided a three-year funded project through their Strengthening Communities Program to support Interrentye by providing business support and management to increase its financial independence and further develop its business operations. This is done by increasing Aboriginal employment and work-related skills with the goal of enabling the young women to independently run the business.A strong partnership with Arid Zone Research Institute (AZRI) has provided a much-needed safe, clean working environment for production, storage and the propagation of key medicinal plants.
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation
Alawa Aboriginal Corporation operates a number of self-funded business operations and grant-funded programs, all aimed at delivering essential services to the residents and businesses of Minyerri. Our focus in all our operations is providing social outcomes to our community in a sustainable way.
The Alawa Aboriginal Corporation (AAC) was first established in 1999, its primary purpose to establish and operate commercial enterprises on behalf and for the benefit of the Alawa people. To this day, the AAC undertakes many business operations for the purpose of providing social, cultural and economic benefit to the Alawa people and the broader community. AAC has been successful in delivering many services to the community including municipal services, aged care, child care related services, arts centre and many more activities under the Federal Government’s Community Develop Program (CDP).
After-school care is available for local indigenous primary school and secondary-school children. Centrelink Provides Centrelink services for the local indigenous community.
Community Development Employment Program(CDP)
Provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.
Provides child care for local indigenous infants and preschool children.
Delivered Meals (HACC) (Meals on Wheels)
Three meals a day are delivered at low cost to those who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk, including the frail aged and people with disabilities. The service particularly assists indigenous families.
Home Care Services (HACC)
Home Care services are available for frail elderly, incapacitated or ill residents and those with disabilities to help with household duties including cleaning, laundry, meal preparation, wood collection and shopping. The service particularly assists indigenous people.
School Nutrition Program
A nutritious breakfast and lunch are provided for local indigenous primary-school and secondary-school children.
Anglicare NT – headspace Katherine (Primary)
headspace Katherine is a free and confidential service that can help young people aged 12 to 25 with their mental health and wellbeing. headspace Darwin provides assistance in four key areas: Mental Health,Physical and Sexual Health,Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) and Vocational Support. Regular outreach visits occur in specific remote communities within the region. Clinical services are provided by registered allied health practitioners,which include private providers who deliver services under Medicare Benefits Scheme (MBS) and Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS).
Anglicare NT – ReStore Opportunity Shop
After over 10 years, the Anglicare NT OpShop in Ludmilla will officially close its doors for the last time on Saturday 26 February 2022.
Regretfully, the impacts of COVID-19 and cheaper clothing options have made it unviable to keep the OpShop open.
For many visitors to the OpShop over the years, the store has felt more like a small community. Through the sale of second-hand items, the store sought to provide supports to those struggling financially. Resale of donated goods demonstrated our commitment to building a sustainable community and environment.
The OpShop would not have worked for so long without the care and generosity of our staff, volunteers, customers and donors. We thank you for your efforts over the years.
Anglicare NT – Top End Suicide Intervention & Awareness Training (TESIAT)
TESIAT delivers evidence based suicide intervention and awareness training at a subsidised rate to non-government organisations,government agencies,the general public and targeted remote communities across the Top End of the Northern Territory. The program offers both the skills based 2-day LivingWorks Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) workshop and a half day Suicide Awareness session SafeTALK and supports a pool of Trainers. See website for the Training Calender.
Anglicare NT – Volunteer Opportunities
Get Involved! Anglicare NT has a range of meaningful volunteer opportunities in key program areas.
The Community Visitors Scheme involves befriending and visiting a socially isolated older person living in an aged care facility or in their own home on a regular basis(minimum 1 hour per fortnight). Aged care recipients come from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds and Community Visitors of all ages and backgrounds are welcome.
Meals on Wheels volunteers in Alice Springs help make it possible for older people to stay living in their own home. Delivery of a meal and a quick chat makes living independently a possibility, preventing or delaying a transition into an aged care facility.
Australian Association of Social Workers (NT)
The Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) is the professional representative body of social workers in Australia, with more than 12,000 members. It was formed as a national association in 1946. AASW (NT) currently has 220 members across the Territory and is the smallest of the Associations nine branches. A vibrant community of committees and practice groups support the work of the Association, we cater for the professional needs and interests of our social work members practising in a diverse range of fields, employment and locations.
Vision: Working together for professional excellence and social justice.
Purpose: To promote the profession of social work, advance social justice, uphold standards and build capacity of members.
Pillars: In order to achieve our Mission, the AASW will:
- Promote and advocate for the profession of social work and AASW members
- Be a strong voice for social justice
- Build the professional capacity of members
- Uphold responsibilities for regulation of the profession
- Advance Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander social work
- Collaborate with international colleagues
- Provide responsible governance and management
Australian Red Cross
Migration Support Services
As part of the world-wide Red Cross tracing network, Red Cross tracing in the Northern Territory re-establishes contact between relatives separated as a result of war, conflict or international disaster. Various free-of-charge services are offered, including tracing, the Red Cross message service, family reunion, health & welfare reports and related services. Support is provided to people seeking asylum and living in the Northern Territory while they are awaiting determination of a claim for protection.
Emergency relief is available for any migrant experiencing a crisis, in the form of casework, limited financial assistance and in-kind support. Red Cross provides support and assistance to people who have been trafficked, or who have experienced forced marriage, through the Support to Trafficked People Program. Red Cross also conducts monitoring visits to immigration detention centres in Australia and offshore.
Communities for Children Program
Enables the establishment of community committees in both Palmerston and Tiwi Islands. The committees then allocate funding to a number of local programs to support families and children.
Operation of the National Registration & Inquiry System
(NRIS) allows concerned relatives to track family members who find themselves caught up in disasters. Australian Red Cross also provides assistance for people affected by emergencies and disasters. Trained staff and volunteers identify those who need counselling & support and provide basic necessities, care and comfort.
First Aid Training
Public courses for First Aid training are available in Alice Springs. For all bookings please call 1300 367 428.
Community Development Work in seven locations, with Community Development Officers and Cultural Support Workers assisting the communities to develop solutions and programs that are best for each community. Red Cross is working in Darwin, Galiwinku, Katherine, Daly River, Alice Springs, Tennant Creek and Tiwi Islands.
Babbarra Women’s Centre
Women are employed in a cleaning service that is offered to the community.
Creches create comfortable, safe and healthy places where infants and children are nurtured and respected and the parents feel comfortable about leaving their children. The program assists women who want to study, train or work including CDEP. Creches provide on-site child care while parents or guardians attend programs.
A low-cost hairdressing service is provided for indigenous omen.
A laundromat service is provided for indigenous women.
Nutrition for Kids
Cooked meals are prepared as material aid for families of infants and toddlers who would otherwise be nutritionally at risk. Mothers of the children participate in the preparation and cooking of the meals.
Provides financial support to the Women’s Centre through the sale of second-hand clothing at affordable prices.
Indigenous women are employed in the production of textile goods which are then offered for sale in the Women’s Centre retail shop.
Canteen Creek Owairtilla Association
The Centre provides social & recreational activities for the local community.
Community Development Employment Program (CDEP)
The program provides unemployed indigenous adults and young people 15 years old or over with employment placement and skills acquisition including accredited training and links to apprenticeships and traineeships. Employment projects and activities are chosen by local indigenous communities or distinct groups of indigenous people within a community. The training wage received by participants is equivalent to the appropriate unemployment benefit.