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Indigenous Health Project Officer - Flexible Location


Who are we?

At Sonder, we’ve been helping people across South Australia to improve their wellbeing and live better lives since 1993. We support thousands of people each year with mental health challenges, drug and alcohol use concerns, chronic disease management and employment.

Why are we hiring?

You may have noticed recently that Sonder has been advertising a large number of role opportunities - this is all due to our significant growth which has resulted in us being able to support more people in more communities. Whilst our growth has led to us now employing over 300 people, we’ve made sure to retain our friendly culture and practical approach.

What benefits can we offer?

When you work with Sonder, you become part of the Sonder family and that provides you with a number of benefits such as:

  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Generous salary packaging options
  • Meal & entertainment allowances
  • Paid parental leave, and much more!

Sonder are open to negotiating further benefits with the successful applicant to ensure an excellent working environment for you.

Learn about the position:

  • Location: Nuriootpa or Port Pirie (negotiable depending on applicants location)
  • Hours: 1FTE

The Indigenous Health Project Officer (IHPO) has a leadership role providing regional guidance within its region.

The IHPO will ensure there is a focus on Aboriginal health and aim to improve the integration of care across the Yorke Peninsula, Mid-North and Gawler/Barossa region. The role supports mainstream practices and primary health providers to be culturally safe and better engaging with Aboriginal people to access appropriate primary health care for all their health and wellbeing needs.

Reporting directly to the Aboriginal Health Manager, your responsibilities will be:

  • Developing and implementing a coordinated team-based approach to Aboriginal health, especially between the IHPO, Outreach Workers and Care Coordinator positions
  • Developing and mapping referral pathways that incorporate available services at the local, regional and jurisdictional level
  • Developing and implementing strategies to improve access to mainstream primary care for Aboriginal people
  • Collaborating with local Aboriginal health service and mainstream health services in a partnership approach for the improved delivery of primary care services

Experience requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working within a fast-paced environment.
  • High level interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written) and consultative skills reflected in an ability to engage and collaborate with, a wide range of service providers and community members
  • Appropriate level of experience in primary health care delivery

Qualification requirements:

  • Knowledge and experience in using the Microsoft suite of software and databases.
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications in health such as Nursing, Aboriginal Health Practitioners, Allied Health Practitioners, health promotion, Primary Health, community development, Aboriginal studies or combination of relevant training and experience deemed to be appropriate.

*We encourage all applicants to read through the full position description before applying. This can be found at http://sonder.net.au/careers/

Please note: In accordance with the Emergency Management Direction No 2, regarding Healthcare Setting Workers, it is a condition of employment that you have the first dose of COVID-19 vaccination by 8th November 2021 or have an endorsed medical exemption that meets government requirements.

How to apply:

Applicants are requested to send a cover letter and resume to Sonder via our careers portal on our website, click Apply Now to be redirected to our application form.

Feel free to send any enquiries to employment@sonder.net.au using the subject line: Indigenous Health Project Officer - Kadina or Maitland enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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