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Aboriginal Health Program Officer - Flexible Location

Primary Health Tasmania
  • Would you love to help improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people living in Tasmania?
  • Max term contract until June 2023, Full-time position
  • Competitive salary + not-for-profit salary packaging option
  • Locations: Hobart, Launceston or Ulverstone – You choose!

About the opportunity

We are seeking an Aboriginal Health Program Officer to help deliver and implement strategies to improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people living in Tasmania.

Strong preference will be given to an Aboriginal person who has extensive relevant experience to the position and knowledge of Tasmanian Aboriginal communities and health priorities.

Those with relevant extensive experience working with other Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities will also be considered.

What would you be doing…

The Aboriginal Health Program Officer will actively engage with the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, general practices, primary health care providers to;

  • support them in their work to deliver health and wellbeing in their communities.
  • support meaningful and productive relationships with Aboriginal Health and primary health care services in Tasmania.
  • develop and implement strategies to improve access to mainstream primary health care for Aboriginal people living in Tasmania.
  • support general practice and other mainstream primary health care providers to improve the delivery of culturally appropriate primary care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the local area
  • help to ensure relevant stakeholders are informed about important developments and reforms such as the Closing the Gap reset agenda

Here's what you’ll look like…

  • Do you have experience working in Aboriginal communities or in the Aboriginal health services sector?
  • A willingness to work collaboratively with all Aboriginal organisations and with mainstream primary health providers as required?
  • Do you love problem-solving, negotiating and engaging with stakeholders?
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more of the following areas:
    • Closing the Gap – good understanding of the Council of Australian Governments targets to close the gap in Indigenous disadvantage
    • Aboriginal community Controlled health sector – a good understanding of the role and functions of Aboriginal Community Controlled health organisations and how they work as part of the broader health system
    • Using data for quality improvement – ability to use data to diagnose practice improvement and process issues, design and measure interventions
  • You’ll be a culture champion – understanding that every day, you play an important part of what makes Primary Health Tasmania a great place to work

Benefits of working with us…

  • Competitive salary package
  • Generous Not-for-Profit salary packaging option – tax saving benefits
  • Discounted private health insurance
  • Generous leave and family care benefits – such as, an additional 5 days of paid Carer’s Leave per year, paid Parental Leave, 3 days of paid leave between Christmas and New Year
  • Friendly and inclusive workplace culture which embraces the diversity of its people

Here’s some information about us…

We are a not-for-profit organisation funded by the Australian Government to connect care and keep Tasmanians well and out of hospital. We are one of 31 Primary Health Networks (PHNs) in Australia and operate statewide with offices in Hobart, Launceston and Ulverstone. Our people and our values are an important part of what makes Primary Health Tasmania a great place to work. Everything we do is underpinned by our core values – respect, collaboration, results and professionalism.

How to apply

If you demonstrate an incredible work ethic and have a strong desire to make your mark in a dynamic workplace environment, we want to hear from you.

To apply, please submit a current resumé and a cover letter responding to the essential and desirable criteria from the position description on our website.

To learn more about this opportunity please contact Russell Newell, Manager – Digital Health &Practice Improvement, phone 03 6213 8200 or email rnewell@primaryhealthtas.com.au using the subject line: Aboriginal Health Program Officer - Flexible Location enquiry via EthicalJobs.

Diversity Statement

We welcome and encourage applications from people across our diverse community, especially from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants. We recognise the richness that diversity brings to our workplace and believe everyone has the right to feel safe, respected, valued and heard regardless of their ages, nationalities, abilities, religions, genders, sexualities and cultural identities.

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