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Careers with Us

Cultural Awareness Training, Nyangumarta Country

Working at Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation


Our Values • Respect • Professionalism • Integrity • Honesty • Loyalty • Innovation

Karrijini National Park

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Contents Our Values . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Our Vision, Our Mission . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Our Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Careers with us . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Geraldton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

South Hedland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Tom Price . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Perth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Training and Development Opportunities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Cultural Awareness Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

All Staff Training . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Supportive Working Environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Getting to know the organisation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Contacts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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Our Vision is Country Country is our mother, our provider and keeper of our cultural belongings. Culture and Country go together. You can‘t have one without the other.

Our Mission To work with Yamatji and Marlpa Aboriginal people to pursue: • Recognition and acceptance of Yamatji and Marlpa culture and Country • A strong future for Yamatji and Marlpa people and Country

Python Pool, Yindjibarndi Country

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Introduction Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation (YMAC) is a not-for-profit

in Geraldton, South Hedland, Tom Price and Perth, we offer

native title representative body, run by an Aboriginal Board of

attractive salary packages with family-friendly, culturally-

Directors to protect Yamatji and Marlpa country.

supportive work policies.

Our work includes native title representation, negotiated land

If you are considering a career with us, or if you have already

use agreements, cultural heritage protection services, natural

accepted a position with YMAC, this document is designed

resource management and community development projects.

provide you with a brief introduction to working with us. Additional information on our services, structure and

We offer rewarding employment and career development

employment terms can be found in the resources listed on the

opportunities for people committed to creating a strong

back page.

future for Aboriginal people, culture and country. With offices

“For Aboriginal people, everything goes back to the land, because that’s where everything starts. Everything we need comes from the land. Our own health and wellbeing relies on the health and wellbeing of country.” Tamara Murdock, Research, Environmental & Heritage Protection Officer

Our Name Yamatji means Aboriginal ‘man’ in the Murchison and Gascoyne. Marlpa is used by some Traditional Owners to denote the Aboriginal people of the Pilbara.

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Four-wheel drive training

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Careers with us

“My job as Community Liaison Officer with YMAC lets me give back to the Port Hedland community and is something I’ve always wanted to do. I have a drive and passion to work for and with Indigenous people, and I always want to do more. I’m still learning the ropes and I continue to learn more on a daily basis. Every day is a challenge and you have to enjoy it!” Jerry Maher - Community Liaison Officer.

Yamatji Marlpa Aboriginal Corporation employs professionals from a diverse range of disciplines including: • Law and Legal Support • Anthropology and Archaeology • Natural Resource Management • Community Liaison and Engagement • Finance and Administration • Communications • Human Resources and Corporate Services

“Hands down the best things about living in the regions are the people and the landscape. There is so much to love, the rugged beauty of the outback, Karijini, Kalbarri, Millstream... the best camping trips ever! The open country, kangaroo tail cooked in the river sand, the white beaches of Geraldton, snorkelling in Coral bay and Exmouth.

I moved to Perth about 4 years ago from the UK. On first impressions Perth was more like a big country town than a city, I love Perth in the summer, when I think the city is at its best. It is really hard to beat the world class beaches, the extremely clean air and continuous beautiful weather. The city is slowly but surely

Living in the region is entirely what you make of it. Be open minded and resolve to make the most of your time there. Embrace the people (you will meet some wonderful people) and their cultures.” Maimbo Chilala - Lawyer

transforming in front of our eyes and it is getting better and better I believe Perth has so much to offer and is a fantastic, safe place to live. Ildiko Cone - Administration Assistant

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Yamatji wildflowers


“While I was at YMAC I met a diverse range of people. This included Indigenous people, fellow interns from around the country, recent graduates and lawyers with over 20 years experience...it is the relationships that I formed while I was at YMAC that I will remember for the longest time. It was these that made the work all the more enjoyable, and no doubt the whole experience more rewarding as a whole.� - Alexis Hall, Aurora Program Intern Malgana Country

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Locations

on a winter’s night to 45 degrees on a summer’s day. Tom Price

Yamatji Marlpa’s representative area covers over 1 million

stunning natural environment.

is a picturesque, modern and fully serviced town located in a

square kilometres. We employ over 100 staff in our four offices

Perth

throughout Western Australia.

Perth is situated on the traditional lands of the Noongar people.

Geraldton

As the capital city nation’s fastest growing State, Perth is characterised by great weather, beautiful beaches and easy-

Geraldton is situated on the traditional country of the Naaguja

going character. The recent mining boom has seen Perth quickly

and Amangu people.

grow into sophisticated, cosmopolitan city with a growing

The city is quickly growing into a dynamic and lively city.

amount of cultural activities on offer.

Geraldton’s climate is perfect for those who prefer to be outdoors - winter temperatures are typically two degrees warmer than Perth, while summer averages are capped in the low 30s. The nearby Abrolhos Islands which are situated just off of the coastline are a great day trip from Geraldton. You can also head inland for the renowned wildflower season which is in full bloom from July to November.

South Hedland South Hedland and Port Hedland are situated on the traditional lands of the Kariyarra people. South Hedland was once seen as a transient town but in recent

South Hedland

years the unique beauty of the area, the lifestyle opportunities

MARLPA REGION

and community spirit have encouraged many people to make Tom Price

this town their permanent home. Easy access to the ocean provides for a variety of leisure activities, whales and nesting flatback turtles can also be seen in season. Most importantly, the community spirit and the people

YAMATJI REGION

are what make South Hedland so special.

Tom Price Geraldton

Tom Price is situated on the traditional lands of the Eastern Guruma people. The town is located at the base of Jarndrunmunhna (Mount Nameless) on the edge of the Hammersley Ranges, and is the gateway to Karrijini National

Perth

Park. Tom Price is surrounded by some of the most spectacular scenery in WA. Weather in the area can be extreme, ranging from 0 degrees

Malgana Country

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Training and Development Opportunities

commitments. Our staff are also provided with ongoing training and Continuous Professional Development opportunities as well as the ability to salary sacrifice.

Cultural Awareness Training Each year YMAC conducts cultural awareness training to allow new and current staff members to learn about Aboriginal cultures from Traditional Owners in an on-country setting. Location and training formats vary from year to year but will typically include camping, language lessons, stories, history, bush-tucker experiences, learning about cultural protocols and traditional law and culture.

All Staff Training YMAC’s all staff training is an annual three day event for all of our staff to come together, meet face to face, exchange ideas and participate in training and development sessions. It’s also a formal opportunity for us to recognise the achievements of staff over the course of the year.

Supportive Working Environment YMAC has respectful and flexible working environment - we

Darren Capewell, Cultural Awareness Training.

are highly supportive of staff members with cultural and family

Charlie Wright with YMAC Staff, Cultural Awareness Training.

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Getting to know the organisation Places to go for more information about Yamatji Marlpa

• YMAC’s website: An overview of our work, structure, people and

Aboriginal Corporation:

information centre: www.ymac.org.au

• Employee Handbook: All of our policies and procedures relating

• YMAC’s blog: Get the latest updates on issues and news affecting

to employment with us.

Yamatji and Pilbara Traditional Owners.

• Community Guide: A short guide to native title and related

http://yamatjimarlpa.blogspot.com.au/

services provided by the organisation. • Cultural Advice Booklet: A cultural introduction for people working with Aboriginal communities.

Community Guide

Cultural Advice Communities for People work ing with Aboriginal in the Pilbara and Yamatji Regions

a Traditional Owner’s guide to native title and YMAC serv ices

Nyangumarta Boys on Country

“Be open minded to learning from others and embrace the great adventure which is in store for you.” Paul Avina - Lawyer

Contacts: For more information about working with us, please contact our human resources team: Human Resources Manager, Anne Noble - anoble@ymac.org.au 08 9268 7000 Human Resources Officer, Rory Petersen - rpetersen@ymac.org.au 08 9268 7000

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South Hedland

MARLPA REGION Tom Price

YAMATJI REGION Geraldton

Perth

GERALDTON

PERTH

SOUTH HEDLAND

171 Marine Tce Geraldton WA

Level 2, 16 St Georges Terrace, Perth WA

3 Brand Street South Hedland WA

PO Box 2119 Geraldton WA 6531

PO Box 3072 Hay St East Perth 6892

PO Box 2252 South Hedland WA 6722

T: (08) 9965 6222 F: (08) 9964 5646

T: (08) 9268 7000 F: (08) 9225 4633

T: (08) 9172 5433 F: (08) 9140 1277

TOM PRICE

www.ymac.org.au FREECALL: 1300 7 12345

Lot 974 Central Road Tom Price WA PO Box 27 Tom Price WA 6751 T: (08) 9188 1722 F: (08) 9188 1996

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