Location: Tennant Creek
Job Title: New Directions Project Officer
Employment Conditions: Full Time Contract
Contract Duration: Ongoing, dependent on funding
Salary: $90,657 - $106,369per annum.
Generous salary packaging: $15,899.94p/a
Professional development incentive: Allowance of $1,300p/a
Employment Type: Full Time
Reports to: Public Health Executive Manager
Subsidized Accommodation: Available for candidates outside the Barkly Region.
Employee access to Medical Services: Free Prescriptions
Amazing further benefits including 6 weeks annual leave, free general dentistry, Remote Retention Allowance of $750 and Relocation Assistance up to $5,000 to help you get settled into town!
Exciting opportunity for a full time New Directions Project Officer, based in Tennant Creek.
Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community!
This is a Rewarding role where you will truly make a difference in the lives of our Remote Communities, providing the chance to experience real job satisfaction every day and 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 - don't miss out!
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
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation has an exciting opportunity for a full time New Directions Project Officer to join their Kalpa Purru Wirranjarlki – Public Health Services Section, here in Tennant Creek. This role is offered on a Full-Time basis.
In consultation with community, you will be part of a small team responsible for developing, promoting and undertaking a range of supportive, evidence-based resources and activities aimed to deliver antenatal, postnatal and early childhood services targeting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander families with children under five years (prior to school age covering the Barkly Region.
More specifically, some of your duties will include (but will not be limited to):
- Increase access to antenatal and postnatal care
- Provide standard information about baby care
- Provide practical advice and assistance with breastfeeding, nutrition and parenting
- Monitor developmental milestones, immunisation status and infections
- Provide health checks and referrals to treatment for Indigenous children before starting school
- Deliver culturally appropriate primary health care services, tailored to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at all times
- To provide antenatal care services including: providing advice about smoking cessation, healthy eating and physical activity; referrals to other health services; referrals to support services; referrals to specialists; parenting advice; social and emotional wellbeing; alcohol consumption during pregnancy; and antenatal consultations
- To provide postnatal care services including: breastfeeding support/information; parenting advice about providing supportive and nurturing healthy (including smoke free) environments, nutrition and healthy eating support, and midwife consultations
- To assist child health services including: child health and development checks; breastfeeding support; hearing screening
- To provide parenting advice to mothers and families with children; and responds to identified social and developmental health needs through referral to support services as well as early intervention services, improved linkages and collaboration with a range of early childhood services
- To facilitate health services in providing child and adult immunisation
- To promote health assessment services which may be conducted for: diabetes, sexually-transmissible infections, cardio-vascular and renal diseases etc.
- To deliver health promotion services including: nutrition, tackling smoking and alcohol, physical activity, sexual health, blood borne viruses, holistic health services, women's health services, and harm and injury reduction activities.
To be successful in this position, you will need to possess exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, with demonstrated experience in engaging with clients and writing documentation and reports.
Please note: 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.
You will also need to possess the following:
- management and/ or similar experience or expertise in project management
- Demonstrated high standard of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including ability to complete various official forms and letters on behalf of clients and enter accurate notes in client files
- Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander culture and an understanding of the diverse circumstances and issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, particularly in the Barkly Region.
- Demonstrated ability to draw on information from diverse sources and uses experience to analyse what information is important and how it should be used.
- Proven understanding of undertaking objective, systematic analysis and drawing accurate conclusions based on evidence.
- Proven ability to monitor project progress and manages priorities; able to see projects through to completion.
- Experience in developing and coordinating health promotion activities/events
- Demonstrated ability to network and liaise with a range of other service providers and external stakeholders to achieve health outcomes
- Demonstrate sound knowledge of a public health approach to the delivery of health promotion activities including use of principles of primary health care, community development and CQI.
- Demonstrate sound knowledge of the national policy frameworks and tools for health promotion and disease prevention relevant to FASD delivery to remote Indigenous communities in the Northern Territory (NT).
- Display proven knowledge of social determinants of health, their impact on Indigenous populations and how they impact the development and evaluation of FASD activities.
- Experience in researching, collecting, analysing and interpreting information, evaluating options and formulating recommendations in a timely manner
- Highly competent computer skills including word processing, spreadsheets, internet and email
- Have the ability to work with the multi-disciplinary teams and to work as an effective team member.
- Current Northern Territory Driver’s License or ability to obtain one
- Be in possession of or have the ability to apply for an OCHRE Card.
- Have the ability and willingness to travel away from home by 4WD or light aircraft, including overnight stays, when required.
- Experience and knowledge of the Tennant Creek and Barkly Region.
- 4WD training.
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!
No recruitment agencies please