- Work Type: Full-time, fixed term with the potential for extension
- Location: Galiwin’ku township, Elcho Island, NT 0822 Australia. Galiwin’ku is a remote Aboriginal township in North Australia.
Hope for Health (HFH) is an exciting community driven program based in North East Arnhem Land, where the Yolngu traditional diet and frameworks are being used powerfully to tackle chronic disease and empower health.
The Program provides dietary and educational intervention that commences with a health retreat “on country”, followed by a Yolngu health coaching program to support community members on their journey to positive lifestyle change.
We are seeking Individuals or couples with a calling to work with Indigenous people. The position is an opportunity to play a leading role in transforming the health of the community. The program has already achieved high retention and success rates, and in 2022, we have an opportunity to deliver the program at a larger scale and partner with a large research project, seeking to find preventative health solutions.
The Health Coach and Case Manager will manage and develop the Health Coaching, Nutritional and Clinical support components of the Hope for Health program, including case management of program participants.
Position is available for 11 months from February 2022 to 31 December 2022. Salary range between $58,000 - $71,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on fit with role and experience, salary sacrifice options, plus flights, and accommodation if required, plus 5 weeks leave per annum. Extension of the role into 2023 will be dependent on the availability of funding.
We are also looking for a Health Coach Mentor who will be working closely with the successful candidate in this role.
- Bachelor of Nutrition or equivalent
- OR Bachelor or Advanced diploma Naturopathy, or Natural/Integrative medicine,
- OR Bachelor Nursing or Bachelor Medicine
- First Aid certificate or current CPR for medically trained staff (or demonstrate plan to complete training)
- Drivers license - manual vehicle
- 12 months or more of case management experience
- Familiarity with preventative and dietary approaches to improving chronic disease, and integrating these with medical services
- Worked with patients with chronic illness
- 12 months or more experience in use of nutrition for healing, and 2 years of patient care
- Experience completing medical or social research with statistical analysis
- Experience with community development and working cross-culturally
Skills and Aptitude:
- Calling or passion for positively impacting the lives of local Aboriginal people (the Yolngu people)
- Can interpret Adult or chronic disease health check results, including liver function test, kidney function tests, blood lipids, HbA1c.
- Knowledge of interactions between nutrition, carbohydrate reduction and chronic disease medications
- Familiar with whole food, low carbohydrate and high nutrient dietary approaches
- Can take blood pressure, and BSL measurements (those with additional qualification to take bloods are an advantage to the program)
- Good interdisciplinary rapport (can work effectively with medical and natural therapy practitioners)
- Good computer literacy, use of wifi, word-processing, spreadsheets, and client management software
- Creative and adaptable to suit a pioneering project in a remote cross-cultural setting
- Comfortable with prayer in meetings. Our Steering Committee, some staff and members are Christians as are many Yolngu people. Prayer is sometimes held in meetings and community events.
- Respectful toward Yolngu traditional culture and laws.
Hope For Health is looking for a dynamic individual, who is willing to ‘hit the ground running’ and become part of a movement that IS making a difference to Indigenous health outcomes.
If this is you - we would love to receive your application!
A detailed position description is attached.