Service (Activity Supervisor)

  • Reporting to the Activity Coordinator to ensure that the designated Activity is appropriately planned and resourced.
  • Ensuring that there are sufficient projects and tasks scheduled within the designated activity to engage jobseekers and provide relevant skills.
  • Design activity projects that can cope with a rolling intake of participants.
  • Work with Activity Coordinator to establish links with community organisations for both on-site activity participation and donation of goods produced.
  • Conducting daily meetings with Activity participants to focus on identifying potential risks and hazards and documenting means of addressing the same.
  • Ensuring that equipment and assets used for the Actively are safely stored and accounted for as per Asset Register.
  • Ensure that daily attendance is accurately completed and forwarded onto the Compliance Team within required timeframes.
  • Identify with jobseekers with potential for employment and liaise with Employment Pathway Advisors regarding available job referrals.
  • Identify jobseekers with potential barriers to employment and liaise with Employment Pathway Advisors regarding referrals to service providers.
  • Complete daily/weekly reports regarding the operation of the Activity including photographs and contribute to newsletters.
  • Guide any visitors (e.g.: employers) throughout the Activity and explain the projects involved and the skills jobseekers obtain.


  • Motivate, coach, mentor and develop Leading Hands to achieve quality outputs


  • Implement appropriate methods to obtain feedback from jobseekers regarding the quality of the projects on offer within the Activity.
  • Look for opportunities to work in with other service organisations to provide non-vocational support for participants.


  • In alignment with employer’s vision and mission, plan, develop, schedule, implement and record strategies to continuously improved effective and efficient operations
  • Build Leading Hands capability and capacity through assisting in delivery of the Performance Management System
  • Manage resources and risk

The above list of position responsibilities is not exclusive or exhaustive and the employee will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the role. Job descriptions should be regularly reviewed through the organisations Performance Management System to ensure they are an accurate representation of the position


  • A Trade Qualification or specific skill able to be incorporated into Work For The Dole activities.
  • Demonstrated capacity for supervising, instructing and motivating a group.
  • Effective and respectful workplace communication skills and the ability to liaise with others as required.
  • A superior work ethic and the ability to lead others by example.
  • Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects at any one time
  • Proven experience of working with people across culturally diverse social-economic backgrounds
  • Ability to provide direction, mentoring and support to the Leading Hands.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Risk to ensure risk assessment process is managed
  • Capacity to operate independently of direct Supervision
  • Demonstrated Time Management Skills
  • Sound knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety requirements.
  • Professional presentation inclusive of designated personal protective equipment.
  • Hold a current Western Australian ‘C’ class Drivers Licence
  • Undertake a Police Clearance check upon employment
  • Demonstrated experience or capacity to work and engage with Aboriginal people.
  • An understanding of the cultural, political, economic and social issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in contemporary Australian society.

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