Project Officer - New Directions (Female Identified)

Job No: 124682
Location: Tennant Creek

  • Support families and young children as part of a passionate Aboriginal community-controlled primary health care service!
  • Attractive remuneration circa $83,766 - $98,283 plus super and relocation assistance!
  • Amazing further benefits including subsidised accommodation, 6 weeks annual leave, salary sacrificing, free gym membership and free general dentistry!

About the Organisation

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.

Covering a wide array of services such as clinical care, social and emotional well being, health promotions, sports and active lifestyle, and administrative services, they have a holistic approach to health, ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.

About the Opportunity 

Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation now has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Project Officer to join their team in Tennant Creek, NT on a 2-year contract basis.

Reporting to the Public Health Section Manager, this position will see you supporting the New Directions project, which aims to deliver antenatal, postnatal and early childhood services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families in the Barkly region with children under five (prior to school age).

More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Providing information and practical advice to mothers and families with children on nutrition, breastfeeding, healthy environments and more;
  • Delivering health promotion services including including tackling smoking and alcohol, healthy eating, sexual health, physical activity, and harm or injury reduction activites;
  • Ensuring that Aboriginal clients have access to a full range of interpreter, welfare, counselling and advocacy services in a culturally appropriate manner;
  • Utilising an evidence-based approach to developing service responses to address gaps and propose acquisition, reform, and project and implementation strategy;
  • Monitoring and managing project risks, issues and status, preparing and/or co-ordinating updates to project status reports, risk and issues reports and registers; and
  • Providing parenting advice to mothers and families with children; responding to identified social or developmental health needs through referral to other support services as well as early intervention services.

About You

To be considered for this position, you will need tertiary qualifications in public health, health promotion, health sciences or project management, and/or equivalent experience in a project management role.

You will have a demonstrated understanding of the social determinants of health, their impact on Indigenous populations, and how they impact the development and evaluation of fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD) activities. Any experience working in the Barkly region or in a similar role with other Aboriginal communities would be highly regarded.

With a demonstrated ability to draw on information from diverse sources, using your experience to analyse what information is important and how it should be used. You'll be confident undertaking objective, systematic analysis and drawing accurate conclusions based on evidence, evaluating options and formulating recommendations in a timely manner.

It is essential that you are a personable communicator, with the ability to act with tact and diplomacy using various means of communication, and experience working as part of a multi-disciplinary team. You will have a respect for traditional Aboriginal Culture, and the ability to communicate effectively and sensitively to a diverse audience.

You will have strong organisational skills and the ability to autonomously manage and prioritise competing deadlines. With proven computer literacy, you will be confident using and learning a range of software.

Please note: You will need to hold, or be willing to obtain, an Ochre Card (NT Working with Children) and NT driver's license prior to commencing.

In this position, an applicant's gender is a genuine occupational requirement and is authorised by s35 of the NT Anti-Discrimination Act and Division 4 (s30, ss1 & ss2a,c,g,e,& h) of the Sex Discrimination Act 1984.

About the Benefits

This is a highly varied and interesting role where you will truly make a difference in the lives of Aboriginal people and experience real job satisfaction each day.

In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $83,766 - $98,283 plus super, negotiable with skills and experience. In addition, you will have access to a range of great benefits including:

  • Salary packaging up to $15,899.94;
  • Relocation Assistance (up to $5,000), where applicable;
  • Subsidised furnished accommodation is available for candidates coming from outside of the Barkly region;
  • 6 weeks annual leave giving you plenty of time to explore the beautiful Barkly region;
  • Monthly paid ADO;
  • Free general dentistry (excluding laboratory work);
  • Free gym membership; and
  • Free personal medical prescriptions (conditions apply).

You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will also receive personal and professional development opportunities.

Bring your senior administration experience to this rewarding and challenging leadership role - Apply Now!

About the Tennant Creek region

Year round blue skies, stunning landscapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities - that's life in the Northern Territory! Only a short flight from most Australian cities, Tennant Creek is not just a must-see destination renowned for its individual identity and rich cultural heritage, but is a remarkable community to set up home in!

500km north of Alice Springs, Tennant Creek was once a rough and tumble droving town, but is now a modern town and one of the Territory's most populated areas. It is home to a major regional hospital, a CDU campus, schools, shops and a supermarket, accommodation, bars, clubs and restaurants, banking facilities, sporting clubs and an airport - everything you need to set up a relaxing new lifestyle! People from all walks of life find themselves calling Tennant Creek home.

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