Independent Decision Makers (IDMs)



Government / Local Government
Federal Government


  • 100% remote job. Must be willing to travel to ACT for training
  • Ongoing labour hire contract (no end date). Minimum 20-25hr per week(preferred)
  • Must be an Australian Citizen. Commence ASAP (May 2024)

  • Ongoing labour hire contract (no end date)
  • Federal Government Agency 
  • 100% remote role based anywhere in Australia
  • 20-25 hours minimum (preferred) 

About the company
Karlka Recruiting Group has partnered with a Federal Government Agency to engage multiple Independent Decision Makers (IDMs). Several contractors will be onboarded and a merit pool will also be established. 

About the IDMs
The current IDMs have a broad range of knowledge and experience. You may be suitable if your background is in: 

  • Law/Legal/Barrister services 
  • Policy development 
  • Psychology/Senior Social Workers
  • High performing roles that rely on interpreting legislation 
  • Indigenous affairs/policy development


  • consider whether a person is eligible for redress under the legislation
  • understand the circumstances of each case and apply the internal assessment guidelines
  • make clear, well-reasoned and timely decisions in complex situations
  • conduct internal reviews of decisions as required
  • escalate politically sensitive and/or complex cases as required
  • work through complex and highly emotional/heavy cases and content 


  • experience in the social welfare sector, case management or legal sector
  • a strong understanding of the cultural, social, historical and political factors
  • strong analytical skills
  • the ability to anticipate problems or sensitivities 
  • the ability to make information based decisions
  • the ability to interpret legislation  


  • Understanding of the National Redress Scheme –
  • Resilience and high emotional intelligence
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a Baseline Security Clearance 
  • Ability to travel to Canberra for initial training and asset collection

Highly Desirable

  • Identify as Indigenous or First Nations
  • Culturally and Linguistically diverse
  • Identify as a person with a disability

How to Apply
Apply now to be considered for submission to our client by 19/04/2024 Consultant: Sang 
Email for questions only:
*Please apply through this portal. Any applications through email may be missed.

Nyiyaparli and other Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further discussion.
Applications received after the due date may be considered for similar roles.


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