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Community Health Programs Manager - Newman


Employer: Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Community Development, Health Promotion, Indigenous, Management, Project Management, Social Work
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional WA

Job posted on: 12 March, 2019.
Applications close: 24 March, 2019.

  • Employment Type: Full time / Permanent
  • Remuneration: Circa $120,000 + superannuation + salary sacrifice

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health.

About the Opportunity

PAMS is currently seeking a highly experienced, talented and self motivated Community Health Programs Manager to lead their Community Health Programs team on a full time basis.

Managing the day to day operations and service delivery of a number of integrated community health programs across the four remote sites PAMS operates, your key responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):

  • Working with each program leader/coordinator to manage program activities and service delivery requirements;
  • Operationalising all new and existing community health programs and initiatives;
  • Ensuring each program is operating effectively and is culturally appropriate and relevant to the needs of the community;
  • Actively ensure all community health programs are effectively integrated into existing PAMS primary health care services;
  • Monitoring, reviewing and managing all program budgets to ensure expenditure is consistent with funding requirements and budget allocations;
  • Sourcing new funding streams to sustain and grow capacity to achieve program and organisational objectives;
  • Under the supervision and at the direction of the Chief Executive Officer, attend meetings and provide expert input in regards to program delivery and client needs;
  • Promoting community participation in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of programs / engaging motivating and supporting staff, to achieve shared program outcomes.

PAMS ideal candidate will have a tertiary qualification in health services management, community development and/or psychology, social work or social science as well as considerable experience, understanding and commitment to the principles of Community Development / model of Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services.

You will also have demonstrated experience in leadership and staff management including managing staff responsible for varied deliverables across a number of programs, an understanding of the issues that impact on Aboriginal people in urban, regional and remote communities and strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, please visit www.ahcwa.org.au/employment.

About the Region

Located approximately 1,186 kilometres north of Perth, the Pilbara has some of the world's most ancient natural landscapes, dating back two billion years and stretching over 500,000 square kilometres.

The Pilbara is known as the engine room of Australia, home to a massive mining industry in oil, salt, natural gas and iron ore.

Aboriginal heritage extends back to around 26,000 years, the local Martu people started to move back into their traditional land and establish communities during the 1980s. The Federal Government officially recognised the traditional ownership of the Martu people in September 2002, and granted land rights to 136,000 square kilometres of land to the east of Newman, which includes the communities of Jigalong, Punmu, Kunawarritji and Parnngur.

About the Benefits

$120,000 + superannuation + salary sacrifice

In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • 6 weeks annual leave
  • 2 flights per year within Australia
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Annual leave loading
  • Power subsidy in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + Study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates four remote sites, three of which have a team of one nurse and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

How to apply for this job

To apply for this position please click here.

Applications close at 5pm, Sunday March 24th 2019.

For further information about this position please call Sarah Calder on 08 9227 1631

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.