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Aboriginal Youth Program Officer

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
  • Location: Highgate
  • Employment Type: Full Time (1.0 FTE)
  • Employment Category: Fixed Term until 17 December 2021 (with possibility of extension)
  • Remuneration: $65,634.45 - $73,555.85 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The Youth Program Officer reports to, and is directly accountable to, the Executive Manager Workforce and Sector Development, and will work collaboratively with the Youth Program Coordinator with planning, preparing and facilitating the implementation of strategies and activities to execute the Western Australian Aboriginal Youth Health Strategy (WAAYHS) 2018 - 2023.

The role of the AHCWA Youth Program is to guide and support AHCWA and it's Member Services' to implement the WA Aboriginal Youth Health Strategy (WAAYHS) 2018-2023. This will include engagement with Aboriginal youth across WA; visiting communities to facilitate workshops; and advocating and engaging with key agencies and partners at a state and national level.

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 the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA)
  • Demonstrable experience in the planning, implementation and management of community development projects in collaboration with communities and young people.
  • A strong understanding of youth engagement strategies.
  • Experience mentoring Aboriginal youth, ideally within the health sector.
  • Experience working with Aboriginal Communities.
  • Experience and skills in facilitating networks and workshops collaboratively with young people.
  • An understanding of the issues that impact on young people in urban, regional and remote communities.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the capacity to communicate and engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander youth, communities and their leaders.
  • Ability to develop networks with community and government stakeholders.
  • 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:

  • Possession of, or working towards, a relevant tertiary qualification, and/or commensurate experience, in a relevant field (preferred disciplines include Youth Work, Social Work, Public Policy and Health Promotion).
  • Experience in program development, implementation, evaluation and review.

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 $65,634.45 - $73,555.85 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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