Waltja Tjutangku Palyapayi Aboriginal Corporation

Doing Good Work with Families

Waltja is now seeking suitable candidates for the following positions to negotiate a start date asap. To be considered for any of these please fill in the online application form. This just requires a few questions to be answered and your resume to be uploaded. If you are selected you will be required to provide further information (a selection criteria will be sent to you) and then you may be short listed for an interview. All staff at Waltja are required to hold an ochre card and have a police check and medical if selected.  


Regular bush work is required for all of these jobs eg your schedule might look like this: 2 weeks out for 4-5 days each week followed by 1 week in town, then 2 weeks out bush for up to 3 days or with a combination of day trips and then 1 week in town.  The schedule would then start again.

 Please do not apply if you are not available to do regular trips out bush.

Waltja is smoke free in the workplace and on the job 

Current Vacancies

CASUAL drivers with 4WD experience

Casual drivers with 4WD experience for random client support. Drivers are needed at short notice anytime during the week including weekends to support clients and members to travel between Alice Springs and the central desert communities. Note this is not a regular or ongoing position. If you are interested contact the reception to register your details and days available and to fill in the casual drivers forms. You will need referees and experience with 4WD and unsealed roads. 

TRAINEES – Art/Media Field worker trainees x2

Please note that these are Indigenous specific positions  

2 positions (25hrs)  for  6 month period of training on the job and with a training mentor. Both positions will require regular bush work alongside other program areas with 2 weeks out of 4 on community for 3-5 days each trip with some day trips. 

The trainees will learn many new skills including art management, desktop design, production of a range of resources, film and photography, customer service, organisational skills. If you are interested in your culture, recording events and promoting positive stories and want to learn more about computers and social media this will be a great opportunity. 

Manitjarra Gambling Awareness Field Worker

10 week project about gambling awareness (30 hrs per week)delivered one on one, in small groups and in workshops out bush on various communities, all age groups. The aim of the project is to raise awareness about the impact of gambling, to consider gambling responsibly, to develop some local language resources to assist others in future awareness campaigns. 

This is a level 5 on the SCHADS award and requires community development experience.

PART TIME Aged/Disability NDIS support field worker

1 part time position 

(2 weeks on 2 weeks off 38 hrs per week or negotiable weekly for total of 72 hrs per month) to support clients residing in various central desert communities with coordination of support and provision of planned activities for social inclusion. 

This is a level 4 or 5 on the SCHADS award pending experience and qualifications.