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Project Officer


Do you want to be part of an innovative organisation that makes a real difference?

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:

The PACE Project Officer will be responsible for coordinating the Physical Activity and Community Engagement (PACE) program to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Northern, Western and Southern regions of Metropolitan Adelaide. The PACE program is a group based physical activity program that aims to promote social inclusion through physical activity and exercise. The project officer will support the coordination of the program through operational, administrative and marketing responsibilities.

*This position is an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Identified position and is exempt under the Equal Opportunity Act (1984). The position will only be open to those who identify as of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent*

Reporting directly to the Health Promotion Coordinator, your responsibilities will be:

  • Provide administrative and operational support to the PACE program team
  • Record and manage client data and information in relevant databases.
  • Facilitate community co-design of the PACE program, including consultation with internal Sonder teams, the Sonder Aboriginal Health Reference Group (AHRG), Sonder clients, community members and relevant external organisations
  • Research, understand and interpret relevant WHS legislation and Sonder policies/procedures in order to provide ‘expert advice’ to assigned client groups to ensure compliance and mitigate risks for Sonder and its employees

Experience requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience in planning and delivering group-based exercise or physical activity programs
  • Experience in providing education about physical activity and/or nutrition to groups or individuals
  • Experience in working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities and the ability to provide culturally appropriate support.

Qualification requirements:

  • Certificate level qualification in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care, and/or relevant training and experience in health/community services fields

*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.

Feel free to send any enquiries to employment@sonder.net.au, using the subject line: Project Officer enquiry via EthicalJobs.

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