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Health Promotion Specialist - Child & Maternal Health - Alice Springs

Employer: Children's Ground
Work Type/s: Contract, Full Time
Classification/s: Family Services, Health Promotion, Indigenous, Women's Organisations & Services, Youth
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Regional NT

Job posted on: 13 September, 2019.
Applications close: 01 October, 2019.

  • Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
  • Based in Alice Springs with travel to outstations and on country required

About us:

Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life. To learn more about Children’s Ground and the work we do, visit our website

About the job:

The Health Team is committed to creating and delivering responses to population health needs with the local community. With a focus on maternal and child health, the Health Promotion Specialist will be responsible for supporting young mothers through pregnancy and building knowledge and confidence in parenting; assisting with referrals and support to access existing clinical and support services; delivering and supporting sexual health education and pre-pregnancy knowledge, particularly with young people; and, providing targeted childhood health promotion alongside the broader Children’s Ground team.

About you:

We are seeking an innovative, suitably qualified and experienced Health Promotion Specialist with a specific focus on child and maternal health. You will have experience working with First Nations communities and an understanding of the effects of colonisation, disempowerment and intergenerational trauma and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. To be successful in this position, you will have strong relationship, networking and communication skills - both verbal and written, have a collaborative approach and be a self-starter who thrives in an environment that is ambiguous and complex and thinks systemically. Ideally, you will be a First Nations person.

We invite you to walk with us on this unique journey…

How to apply for this job

View the full Position Description below.

Please forward a covering letter addressing each of the key selection criteria contained in the position description and your current resume to, using the subject line: Health Promotion Specialist - Child & Maternal Health - Alice Springs application via EthicalJobs.

Applications close 10am, Tuesday 1st October 2019.

In line with our workforce development strategy, Children's Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.

Supporting materials  190912 Health Promotion Specialist - Child and Maternal Health Position Description.pdf