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Ear Health Program Officer

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
  • Location: Highgate
  • Employment Type: Part Time, 0.5FTE
  • Employment Category: Fixed Term until 17 December 2021 (Maternity Leave Cover)
  • Remuneration: $67,897.71 - $76,950.73 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The Ear Health Program Officer directly reports to the Ear Health Program Coordinator and is accountable to the Executive Manager - Workforce and Sector Development. This position will support the Ear Health Coordinator with the planning, preparing and facilitating the implementation of strategies to address the issues identified in the WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Sector Ear and Hearing Health Implementation Plan.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here, or visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au.

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Relevant clinical knowledge and/or demonstrable health / community program experience.
  • Understanding of the issues including social determinants affecting Aboriginal people's health status in contemporary Australian society.
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including negotiation and consultation skills and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Ability to develop networks with community and government stakeholders.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate own workload and meet deadlines.
  • Highly developed written communication skills including the ability to write clearly and concisely, prepare written reports and manage the output of quality information.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office Package Software including Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint etc.
  • An ability to work within a small team and autonomously as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural safety including an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ideally, in addition to be above, we are looking for someone who:

  • The person is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and is acknowledged as such by their community.
  • Possession of, or working towards, a relevant tertiary qualification, and/or commensurate experience in a relevant field of Aboriginal Health, Health Promotion and/or Ear Health.
  • Hold an Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) Registration e.g. Nurse or Aboriginal Health Worker Practitioner.
  • Possession of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) or working towards it or willingness to attain.

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA "C" Class Driver's Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and Working with Children Check (if applicable) prior to appointment.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $67,897.71 - $76,950.73 per annum pro rata plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training and development
  • Up to 10 days' Study Leave per year
  • 17.5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days' Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

All submissions must be received by the nominated closing date. In fairness to all applicants, late applications cannot be considered unless prior consent has been received under restricted circumstances.

For further information about this position please call a People and Culture Representative on 08 9227 1631.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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