Night patrol team leader

Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation

The Mutitjulu Community Safety Program is a program funded by the National Indigenous Australians Agency and delivered primarily by members of the Mutitjulu Community employed by the Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation (MCAC). The primary focus of the Community Night Patrol Program is to provide assistance to those at risk of either causing harm or becoming victims of harm in order to ensure overall community safety.

Another key aspect is the delivery of diversionary programs and activities for young people who are at risk of entering, or are already known with, the Northern Territory Police and Justice system. The provision of regular Community Night Patrols is ancillary to this and critical in ensuring the safety and wellbeing of young people and the community at large.

Closing date: 

11pm, 24 July 2021


Australian Central Standard Time (ACST)


Northern Territory

Job category: 

  • Project officer roles

Type of vacancy: 

Full time

Salary and conditions: 

$72,000 per annum (approximately)

Generous salary in accordance with the Award including;

  • option to salary sacrifice
  • accommodation at nominal rent
  • one rostered day off per month, and
  • possibility for professional development.

Job description/overview: 

The Community Safety Program (CSP) team leader has the responsibility for leading a team in providing an efficient night patrol service. As the team leader you will be required to provide effective leadership to the CSP team to ensure the service is implemented appropriately while adhering to MCAC’s policies and procedures. Where applicable this should be done in collaboration with relevant key community service providers, which will assist the CSP to roll out a successful and diverse program which addresses key community issues.

You will have exceptional conflict resolution skills with the ability to assess harm and act appropriately according to Memorandum of Understanding between the CSP patrol and Mutitjulu community police. As the team leader, you will be required to collect nightly data and report any incidents or accidents that may occur and report back to the program manager, therefore the ability to produce well written reports is imperative to the success of this role within the program.

You will be required to carry out supervision of the CSP personnel in order to deliver an effective and consistent Night Patrol Program in Mutitjulu Community; as well as actively participate in the community patrols with a key focus on ensuring children are at home or in another safe location with a parent or carer at night. You will have the ability to develop employee rosters and ensure timesheets are recorded accurately and are ready to be processed by the CSP manager.

Specific tasks include:

  • developing rosters and providing supervision and direction to night patrol employees
  • actively participating in routine patrols
  • organising, facilitating and supervising diversionary activities, focussing on youth
  • collecting and reconciling nightly data in preparation for CSP manager to review
  • ensuring community Night Patrol employees are accurately recording time sheets
  • adhering to the Mutitjulu Community Aboriginal Corporation policies and procedures
  • providing client referrals to appropriate services
  • accurately reporting incidents and accidents and file to CSP manager
  • transparent communication between service providers, in particular those that have an MoU in place
  • monitoring and responding to identified community needs and prioritising appropriately
  • delegating duties to Night Patrol employees where required
  • other duties as directed by the program manager.

Contact person and how to apply: 

To apply for the position, please send your written response to the following selection criteria to David Tome at email

Selection Criteria:

  1. Demonstrated ability to effectively manage a small team of employees in a culturally sensitive manner.
  2. Ability to organise diversionary activities for community members, focusing on youth.
  3. Demonstrated ability to accurately record and report on collected data.
  4. Ability to build and maintain positive engagement with community members (particularly youth) and stakeholders.
  5. High level literacy, numeracy and effective verbal communication skills.
  6. Demonstrated experience working in remote Aboriginal communities and ability to work with staff who speak English as a second language.
  7. Understand the issues that Aboriginal people currently face, in particular residents of Mutitjulu Community.

Any questions about the position, contact David Tome by phone; 0498000183. 

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