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Aboriginal Health Program Officer - Launceston

Primary Health Tasmania
  • Would you love to help improve health outcomes for Aboriginal people living in Tasmania?
  • Do you have experience in the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health sector?
  • Do you love problem-solving, negotiating and engaging with stakeholders?
  • Hobart, Launceston or Ulverstone… You choose! 

About the role

We are seeking an Aboriginal Health Program Officer to work full time on a maximum term contract to 30 June 2024. The Aboriginal Health Program Officer actively engages with Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations, general practices, primary health care providers and Primary Health Tasmania staff to:

  • Support Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisations in their work delivering health and wellbeing care 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

Skills & Experience:

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

  • Experience working in Aboriginal communities or in the Aboriginal health services sector

Benefits:

Our team is like a family – for your hard work we have the following on offer to you!

  • Attractive salary + tax free salary packaging + laptop

  • Flexible working hours

  • Additional leave such as up to an additional 5 days of paid Carer’s Leave per year and 3 days of paid leave between Christmas and New Year

  • Ceremonial leave for Aboriginal ceremonial purposes

About Primary Health Tasmania

We are a not-for-profit organisation working 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 this sounds like you, then please click on Apply Now and submit a cover letter and current resume on our website.

To learn more about this opportunity please contact Russell Bowden – Manager Primary Health Workforce Support on (03) 6213 8200.

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.

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 gender, sexual orientation, disability or culturally or linguistically diverse background.

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