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Working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Who is an NIAA graduate

ONE TEAM - Endless Opportunities
2022 Graduate Program

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Who is an NIAA graduate

Our shared values and behaviours underpin how we work. To make a significant contribution to an Australia that respects Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and peoples with fairness in economic and social participation, we are one team with a culture that positions us with the right capability, people, passion and pride to make a difference.

Who we are looking for

NIAA employees need to embody our shared values and behaviours:

  • We respect multiple perspectives
  • We are authentic
  • We are professional and act with integrity
  • We invest in each other’s success
  • We deliver with purpose

Willingness to be a ‘self-starter’

  • You are a motivated, and want to make a difference to the future of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • You have an understanding of the work of the Agency.
  • You take initiative, are self-motivated and driven.

Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills

  • You write simply, clearly and concisely in a well-structured and logical way.
  • You adapt your communication style to suit different people or situations.
  • You can communicate opinions, information and evidence with influence to gain the agreement of others.
  • You are able to work and achieve outcomes both independently and as part of a team.
  • You contribute ideas and are willing to listen and to expand on the ideas of others.
  • You have strong relationship management skills and can establish positive rapport with people at all levels, and are able to build, maintain and use networks of contacts.

Demonstrated analytical ability

  • You understand the relationship between issues and how they might be part of a larger complex problem.
  • You can gather and analyse data from multiple sources of information, and probe for further information where required, allowing you to make rational and considered judgements and decisions.
  • You critically analyse information from multiple sources and can analyse what information is important, how it should be used  and can make a decision based on your findings.
  • You approach problems creatively to find workable solutions.

Commitment and openness to professional learning and continuous development

  • You are able to quickly learn new technology, processes and information.
  • You actively seek out opportunities for personal, professional and organisational improvement.
  • You have a willingness and commitment to continue to develop cultural competency.
  • You are aware of your own strengths and weaknesses, and identify opportunities to develop and broaden your skills and knowledge.

Ability to be agile and resilient

  • You demonstrate resilience in the workplace.
  • You accept constructive criticism and feedback without becoming defensive or emotional.
  • In the face of obstacles, you persevere to achieve personal and professional goals and objectives.
  • You work productively in a high pressure environment and adapt and respond well to change and ambiguity, and make the most of  the opportunities they present.
  • You know how to utilise your strengths to get through busy and difficult times in the workplace.
  • You are able to quickly process and understand new information.

Foster an inclusive and diverse workforce

  • You show respect and sensitivity towards cultural and religious differences.
  • You can communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • You demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • You embrace and respect diversity, and diversity of thought.