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Home Care Workforce Support Officer

Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia
  • Location: Boorloo (Perth)
  • Employment Type: Full Time
  • Employment Category: Fixed Term to 30 June 2024 with the possibility of extension
  • Remuneration: $72,053.59 - $81,660.74 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

Aboriginality is an essential criterion and is provided for in accordance with section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

About the opportunity

The Home Care Workforce Support Officer will play a pivotal role in coordinating our Home Care Workforce Support Program. Reporting to the Workforce and Training Coordinator (Aged Care), you will be responsible for ensuring the growth of the Aboriginal care workforce to support the increasing demand for Elders and older Aboriginal individuals to access and utilise home care services. This program includes various initiatives, such as the Elder Care Support program and personal home care traineeships.

The objectives of the program are to:

  • support the home care sector to attract, train and retain new workers/trainees and other workforce in order to support growing demand for consumer access to home care;
  • assist new workforce (e.g. students and new entrants) to receive the skills and training required to deliver quality care services;
  • enhance the skills of the existing workforce to ensure better support for new trainees to the home care workforce to help improve retention; and
  • provide targeted support to aged care providers to promote consumer access to home care in remote and very remote communities (MMM 6-7). This category could include residential aged care providers or other care services in the Central Desert, Goldfields, Wheatbelt, Murchison/Gascoyne and South West regions.

About You

  • Aboriginality is an essential criterion and is provided for in accordance with section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Experience in program/project 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.

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

  • Has demonstrated experience working in Aboriginal Health; and
  • Can demonstrate their 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 and/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 passport or birth certificate.

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 $72,053.59 - $81,660.74 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 including discounted gym membership
  • 13 weeks Long Service Leave after 7 years' service

There is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!

For further information please call Emma Corser, People and Culture Administrator on 08 9227 1631.

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