COUNCIL NEWS: CAREER DEVELOPMENT ROLE MODEL
9th September 2020
Someone who is making the most of his career development opportunities is Simon Campbell who was until recently Council’s Community Patrol Team Leader in Yarralin and has since been recruited by the Northern Territory Police as a Community Liaison Officer.
Simon completed a Certificate III in Community Night Patrol with Charles Darwin University whilst working for the Council. He acquired countless transferable skills which placed him as an ideal candidate for his current position.
Simon is demonstrating a great example of the many career pathways available for Community Patrol workers.
Council’s Manager of Community Safety and Wellbeing, Richard Watson, says the team is very happy for Simon and there is no doubt that he will add great value to his new workplace.
“We wish Simon all the best for the next phase of his career,” Mr. Watson added.
Simon Campbell: bottom row / far right
COUNCIL NEWS: LAJAMANU POLICE THANK CDP TEAM
1st October 2020
With the heat ramping up there’s nothing better than a shady place to get some respite from the scorching hot sun. Thanks to the Lajamanu Community Development Program team, visitors to the Lajamanu Police Station can do just that with the new sheltered bench.
Council’s CDP Builder Trainer Gary Kelly and the Lajamanu CDP team constructed the seat as part of a Certificate II in construction. What a great way to put those handy skills to good use for the community’s benefit.
Lajamanu Remote Sergeant Sherri-Lynn Kelly expressed her thanks, “I would like to send a special thank you to Gary and the CDP team for building the Lajamanu Police Station a bench. This enables our visitors and people waiting to speak to the Police to have a nice cool place to sit and wait.”
“It has already been used numerous times and it is a valuable asset to community engagement,” she added.
CDP Employment Coordinator Diana Sawers said the CDP team was very happy to work alongside the
support team to ensure community members have the support they need.
COUNCIL NEWS: POWERFUL PAIR
1st September 2020
This story focuses on Lajamanu where two participants are making inroads in a powerful way after commencing work with Power Projects NT Pty Ltd in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.
David Tchooga joined the team as a Housing Maintenance Officer in July and has already been a priceless addition by looking out for his colleagues and ensuring all safety measures are met.
Jasper Burns commenced with the crew as a Housing Maintenance Officer in March 2020 and has already earned a reputation as an invaluable employee. We’re told to keep an eye on his career, as he is adding to his new skill set with a Certificate II in Construction. We have no doubt that this qualification will add tremendous value to both Jasper individually, but also to his community and greater region down the track.
Community Development Program Regional Manager, Janelle Iszlaub, thanked the local Northern Territory business for working with Council to assist with David and Jasper’s transition into the workforce.
“This is just a great outcome for everyone involved,” she explained.
“Power Projects has gained two enthusiastic staff, while the men are making a big contribution to their families and community as they learn new skills that really benefit their employment opportunities.”