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Aboriginal Traineeship Program Coordinator

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
  • Location: Highgate
  • Employment Type: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Employment Category: Fixed Term until 30 June 2023 (with possibility of extension)
  • Remuneration: $67,897.71 - $76,950.73 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The Traineeship Program Coordinator reports to and is directly accountable to the Executive Manager Corporate Services, and is responsible for coordinating the Indigenous Health Workforce Traineeship (IHWT) Program across Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia.

The IHWT Program is designed to:

  • Increase the number of skilled Aboriginal people working in the Aboriginal primary health care sector;
  • Create viable career pathways in the primary health care sector for Aboriginal people; and
  • Build the capacity of ACCHS to provide culturally appropriate health care to Aboriginal people.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here or visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Aboriginality is an essential criterion and is provided for in accordance with section 50(d) of theEqual Opportunity Act 1984(WA).
  • Experience in administration, recruitment, training and development or a related field.
  • Well-developed administrative skills, including strong attention to detail, accuracy and time management skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate with applicants, external organisations, management and employees at all levels of the organisation.
  • Highly organised with the ability to effectively plan and coordinate own workload.
  • Strong written communication skills with the ability to draft correspondence, edit documents and write reports.
  • Proficiency in the use of business technology and desktop applications; including the use of Microsoft office packages and internet database packages.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural safety including an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural sensitivity including an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ideally, in addition to be above, we are looking for someone who:

  • Experience working in Aboriginal Health.
  • Understanding of the challenges and issues including social determinants affecting Aboriginal people's health in contemporary Australian society.

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA "C" Class Driver's Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) prior to appointment.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $67,897.71 - $76,950.73 per annum pro rata plus superannuation. You'll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training and development
  • Up to 10 days' Study Leave per year
  • 17.5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days' Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

All submissions must be received by the nominated closing date. In fairness to all applicants, late applications cannot be considered unless prior consent has been received under restricted circumstances.

For further information about this position please call Lailah Eloche, People and Culture Administrator, on 08 9227 1631.

About the Organisation

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia. We exist to support and act on behalf of our 23 Member ACCHS throughout WA, actively responding to their individual and collective needs.

Governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who represent all regions in Western Australia, AHCWA aims to promote and strengthen the ACCHS' Model of Care; a model that is built around the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure primary health care services.
The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business.

These values are designed to guide and promote a strong, high performing organisational culture that is responsive to the state-wide needs of our Member Services and assist us in delivering our vision.

Culture | Resilience | Accountability | Collaboration | Passion | Integrity

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