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Aboriginal Language Interpreting (Pool)
Department of Human Services
Job reference: 459447
Location: 5000 - ADELAIDE
Job status: Casual
Eligibility: Open to Everyone

Role Highlights

  • Exciting opportunity to work within the SA Government Public Sector
  • Work with a dynamic and enthusiastic team
  • Work with passionate colleagues

Role Details

The Interpreter - Aboriginal Languages is a role within Community Investment and Support and is accountable to the Manager, Interpreting and Translating Centre (ITC) for:
        • undertaking interpreting assignments for Aboriginal Language speakers which result in effective communication
        • contributing to the efficient operation of the Aboriginal Language Interpreting

Special Conditions

The Incumbent will be required to participate in the department's Performance Management Program.
Some interstate travel involving overnight absences will be required.
This role requires a National Criminal History check.
In accordance with Section 56 (2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA), applicants for this position must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent.

About the Business

The Aboriginal Language Interpreting Service (ALIS) within the Department of Human Services (DHS) is seeking multiple casual interpreters for the following languages:

  • Pitjantjatjara
  • Yankunytjatjara
  • Luritja
  • Arrernte
  • Warlpiri
  • Other Aboriginal Languages

 As an interpreter you will be enabling the communication between two or more parties speaking one or more Aboriginal languages and the English language.
We are seeking applications from people currently living/working in the Adelaide Metropolitan Area, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port Pirie, Eyre Peninsula and APY Lands. All interpreters will receive the opportunity to undertake funded Nationally Accredited training in interpreting. DHS will also provide you with an indepth induction training and ongoing support.

Successful applicants will be required to complete a National Police Check and a Working with Children Screening Check which will be paid for by DHS.

Please note: Before applying contact the enquiries person for further details.

Contact Us

Enquiries to Ms Tara Liddy

8415 4348 

Tara.Liddy2@sa.gov.au

Application Instructions

Screening Checks

If you are new to the department and are invited to an interview, you will be required to produce a National Police Check, which has been issued within six months of your application for the role. National Police Checks can be applied for via the South Australia Police or through an Australian Criminal Intelligence Commission accredited body.

If the role you are applying for also requires an Employment-related Screening Check, you will be required to undergo such assessment as is advised by DHS, including periodic assessment during your employment.

Cover Letter and Resume

You are required to submit a cover letter, up to a maximum of 2 pages, addressing how your skills, experience and capabilities align with the role description. You are also required to provide three work referees, one of whom must be your recent line manager, and attach your current resume via the online application form. For more information about the department’s recruitment and selection process, please refer to Working for DHS.

Please be aware late applications will not be accepted.

DHS is an equal opportunity employer where selection is based on merit regardless of gender, age, ethnicity, cultural background, religion, language, disability, sexual orientation and identity.

Applications close: 31/10/2022 11:30 PM

Attachments:
- INT Interpreter - Aboriginal Language Interpreting Service (ALIS).pdf

Flexibility Statement
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working including part-time. Applicants are encouraged to discuss the flexible working arrangements for this role.