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Public Health Manager - Alice Springs

Employer: Ngaanyatjarra Health Service
Work Type/s: Full Time
Classification/s: Health Care & Allied Health, Health Promotion, Indigenous, Management
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 18 January, 2019.
Applications close: 11 February, 2019. (Expired)

  • Working in a great team environment.
  • Attractive remuneration package.
  • Access to PBI Salary Packaging.

Ngaanyatjarra Health Service (NHS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled health service providing care to Indigenous people living in communities across the vast Ngaanyatjarra Lands in remote Western Australia, near the Northern Territory/ South Australian borders.

NHS is looking for a suitably qualified Public Health Manager to join our well-established Public Health team. This position is based in Alice Springs with extensive travel throughout the Ngaanyatjarra Lands.

Attractive remuneration package with a base salary of $110,000, plus 9.5% superannuation, 5 weeks leave per annum, 17.5% leave loading, and annual airfare allowance.


  • Overall management responsibility for all public health programs within the Ngaanyatjarra Health service including staff, budgets and performance management. These programs include but are not limited to Environmental Health, Tackling Indigenous Smoking, Alcohol and Other Drugs.
  • Working consultation with community members to develop and provide a community based and culturally appropriate public health program, which incorporates the principles of primary health care, in order to address population related community concerns aligned with NHS Strategic Plan.
  • Support program staff with all health promotion activities in relation to community education sessions, resource development, monitoring and evaluation.
  • Work collaboratively with Public Health Units based in Kalgoorlie and Alice Springs.
  • Undertake other duties as required to progress the specific priorities of the health service, as directed by the General Manager.

Selection Criteria


  • Undergraduate and/or post graduate qualification in Public Health or related health discipline.
  • Knowledge of Public Health issues affecting Aboriginal Health in remote communities.
  • Skills in planning, implementing and evaluating community public health programs using the principles of community development.
  • Proven ability to work as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to effectively negotiate and undertake conflict resolution.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritise workload and manage time appropriately.
  • Ability to travel to remote areas by 4 wheel drive or light aircraft and hold a current NT / WA drivers license (or ability to obtain).
  • Effective interpersonal, written and oral communication skills and the ability to interact with people from a range of professional / social / cultural backgrounds.
  • The successful applicant will be required to have a current national police and WA working with children clearance.


  • Previous experience working in cross-cultural settings, particularly with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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