Open to applicants of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent only
Community Investment and Support
19 Aug 2024
Be part of a team that drives inclusion initiatives for DHS
Contribute to the health and wellbeing of our employees
The Aboriginal Language Interpreting Service (ALIS) operates
within the Department of Human Services (DHS).
To become an interpreter with ALIS, you must be:
- fluent in an Aboriginal
language and speak clear English
- interested in being
employed by the government.
ALIS is seeking multiple casual interpreters who can speak
the following languages (including others):
- Arrernte – all dialects
As an interpreter you will be helping communication between
two or more people speaking one or more Aboriginal languages and English.
We are seeking applications from people currently
living/working in the Adelaide metropolitan area, Port Augusta, Whyalla, Port
Pirie, Ceduna, Yalata, surrounding homelands and the APY Lands.
All interpreters will receive funded Nationally Accredited
training in interpreting. DHS will also provide you with an in depth induction
training and ongoing support.
- Only people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent may apply (pursuant to Section 56(2) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984).
- National Police Check required.
- Employment-related Screening Check required.
- Some out of hours work may be required.
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.
Role Description - Casual Interpreter - Aboriginal Languages - INT300 INT200 INT100.pdf
About the Business
Community Investment and Support is responsible for the provision of many vital services to the South Australian public to help build stronger and better-connected communities. The division provides screening of those who work with children or vulnerable people, as well as procurement of goods and services for the department, including important social services from the not-for profit sector.
The division also provides grants and commissions services to promote economic participation, as well as a range of concessions to the community, and interpreting and translating services to both public and private organisations.
Enquiries to Ms Tara-Lee Talbot, Team Leader ALIS
1800 280 203, option 2
Diversity And Inclusion
DHS is committed to making our services and workplaces safe and inclusive for all people and ensuring the
full diversity of the communities we serve are represented in our workforce, including Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people, people with disability and/or neurodivergence, young people, older people,
culturally and linguistically diverse people, LGBTIQA+ and gender diverse people.
We are committed to making reasonable adjustments to provide a positive, barrier-free recruitment process.
If you require assistance with this process,
please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and a member of the team will get back to you.
The South Australian public sector promotes diversity and flexible ways of working, including part time.
Applicants are encouraged to discuss flexible working arrangements for this role.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
We also celebrate the many strengths and skills people with disability and/or neurodivergent people bring to
our workplace and acknowledge our role in ensuring a supportive work environment for people with disability and/or
neurodivergent people to thrive in.
Resume and Cover Letter
You are required to submit a cover letter, up to a maximum of two pages, addressing how your skills and experience align with the role specific capabilities and attach your current resume via the online application form. For more information about applying, refer to our
Job Application Guide
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.
DHS is committed to creating an inclusive workplace and providing equitable services to all South Australians.
This ensures that all people feel welcome to work with us and access our services, including people identifying as Aboriginal, living with disability, LGBTIQA+, youth, mature age,
and from different ethnic, linguistic, religious and cultural backgrounds.