Location: Tennant Creek
Job Title: Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO)
Wage Level: Administration & Support Officers Level (ASO) 5.1 – 5.4
Salary: $64,341 - $69,568per annum
Generous salary packaging: $15,899.94p/a
Professional development incentive: Allowance of $1,300p/a
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: Administration Manager
Employment conditions: Per AHAC Enterprise Agreement 2021 - 2025
Amazing further benefits including 6 weeks annual leave as well as personal carer’s leave up to 10 days per year, free general dentistry, and Remote Retention Allowance of $750!
Exciting opportunity for a full time ALO in our Health Services Section, based in Tennant Creek.
Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community!
An exciting opportunity in the workplace where you will be skilled with the various Administrational and operational operations requirements within Anyinginyi. Experience everything Anyinginyi has to offer and understand how each of our Sections play an important role in Anyinginyi’s drive to be a Provider of High Quality Holistic Primary Health Care services to the Aboriginal communities of the Barkly region in a Culturally responsive way!
You will be joining a friendly and professional team, where you will receive personal and professional development opportunities from an employer who wants to provide optimum working conditions!
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (AHAC) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region, dedicated to ‘Closing the Gap’ in Aboriginal health within remote Australia.
Anyinginyi consists of four different sections (Health Services, Business Services, Public Health Unit and Piliyintinji-Ki Stronger Families) which allow them to have a holistic approach to health ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and wellbeing is given the utmost priority.
Anyinginyi's mission is to be a provider of high quality holistic primary health care services featuring prevention and treatment in the Barkly region in a culturally responsive way.
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!
As a small regional centre, Tennant Creek does not have the facilities one would find in larger country towns like Katherine or Alice Springs however it does provide for all the basics that most people require. There is a supermarket similar to a large IGA store, Post Office, clothing and furniture stores, Pharmacy, Newsagent, two banks (ANZ & Westpac), restaurants and coffee shops and four hotels/motels. It also has sporting facilities (e.g. swimming pool, basketball courts, tennis court, football ground, car racing track), and several tourists attractions within easy reach Like our Beautiful Lake Mary Ann!
About the Role
This position provides a transport service for clients of Anyinginyi Health Services Clinic.
The ALO is a frontline customer service position and will ensure safe driving practices, appropriate behavior, and acceptable appearance to maintain the integrity of the organisation, always working as a member of a high performing multi-disciplinary team and respecting Aboriginal values, beliefs, customs, language, and traditional practices.
More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Maintain and adhere to Anyinginyi policies and procedures including the Motor Vehicle Policy and rules regarding bus pick-up service.
- Drive in a safe manner and in accordance with NT traffic laws and regulations at all times.
- Drive Anyinginyi vehicles for the purposes of transporting patients from home to the Health Centre and return, responding in a timely manner to Health Centre calls for support. This may also include patients scheduled for hospital visits.
- Document and Report client/vehicle incidences in Logic that may occur during pick-up and travel.
- Ensure clients are aware that no food or drink is to be consumed on the bus.
- Always keep regular contact with Reception staff of the Health Centre.
- Promote and support an alcohol, tobacco and other drugs free workplace strategies and exemplify aligned behaviours.
- Work within limits of confidentiality and privacy as per Anyinginyi Health Policy.
- Maintain serviceability of vehicle including the daily lock up and security.
- Be alert to any potential mechanical, or other problems, and report to the Senior Administration Supervisor as a priority.
- Undertake weekly cleaning (internal and external) of vehicles with check of oil, water, fuel, correct tyre pressure, and spare equipment.
- Maintain serviceability of mobile phone.
To be successful in this role, you must be of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Descent as this is an Aboriginal Identified position and demonstrated experience in driving a mini-bus and four wheel-drive vehicles.
- An Ochre Card (NT Working with Children’s card) obtainment is a requirement prior to commencement in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for further information.
- All Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation employees must be Fully Vaccinated against COVID-19.
- To be successful in this role, you need to have the right to live and work in Australia.
- Current Drivers Licence.
If you meet the above criteria and you’re interested in contributing to an organisation where you can really make a difference in our local community, we want to hear from you!
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