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Manager - Napranum Aged and Disability Services

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Employer:  Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council
Job Type:  Full Time
Napranum, Mission River QLD 4874, Australia (Show on map)

Manager - Napranum Aged and Disability Services


The Napranum Aboriginal Shire Council seeks an energetic and experienced person to join us in Napranum as the Manager of the Napranum Aged and Disability Services (NADS). Our service includes independent accommodation for up to 5 clients, an overnight respite room, 16 Home Care Packages (HCP) and the Commonwealth Home Support Program (CHSP). We also provide Meals on Wheels. In this role, you will manage the daily operation of the NADS to provide culturally appropriate services to clients in Napranum and Weipa. You will be an organised leader who shares Council’s objectives to promote and maintain client independence and enhance quality of life for our clients. You will also have a thorough hand over period with the current NADS Manager to support your transition into the role and our community, subject to any changes in our schedule for recruiting for the position.


  • Manage the daily operation of the NADS to provide culturally appropriate services to clients. 
  • Manage, supervise and instruct staff to ensure that works are completed within set time frames, budgets and to Council standards.
  • Provide timely and accurate reports to the Finance department, complete online reports to the relevant agencies, complete Medicare claims and monitor Centrepay deductions.
  • Assist with budgeting of finances and monitor resource use to provide effective and efficient services. 
  • Attend meetings as deemed relevant to the position and represent the organisation in the wider community, networking with other providers and businesses to support client care.


  • Demonstrated experience in Community Services management, including financial management, reporting and delivery of services according to contractual obligations.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the aims, processes and standards of service delivery of HCP, CHSP and Queensland Community Care Program (QCCP).
  • Demonstrated understanding of the issues which impact on the day to day lives of the frail, aged, and people with a disability and their carers in remote communities.
  • Certificate IV in Aged Care or Community Services (minimum requirement).
  • Knowledge and experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait people.

Work with Council

  • Remuneration at above Award rates (approx. $76 000 - $79 000 per annum) plus applicable allowances 
  • 38 hours a week and on call as required 
  • Generous superannuation options (Council contributes 12%, you salary sacrifice a 6% contribution) 
  • 4 weeks’ Annual Leave plus 17.5% Leave Loading 
  • Relocation assistance up to $5000 offered to eligible candidates under Council’s Relocation policy
  • Subsidised staff accommodation in Napranum subject to availability and eligibility

About Napranum

Napranum is a remote Indigenous community located on the shores of the Gulf of Carpentaria in the Cape York Peninsula.  Napranum is 10 minutes’ drive from the town of Weipa, 4 hours from Fruit Bat Falls and a 4WD journey to The Tip of Cape York.  Our Council has a diverse team of about 100 staff who work across a broad variety of services and projects, which include trades, child care, aged care, finance and administration, and more.  We offer a unique balance of career opportunities in the public sector and lifestyle in the heart of Cape York.

Application Pack

Applicants must prepare a cover letter that responds to the Selection Criteria found in the Application Pack

Applicants are to submit their resume and a cover letter that addresses the selection criteria to

For more information, contact the HR team on 07 4090 5607

Applications close: 2 August 2018

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