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Culture, Art & Sport Project Officer - Kimberley Region

Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan

About the business

Established in 1992, Garnduwa Amboorny Wirnan offers employees challenging and meaningful work in the delivery of quality Sport and Recreation programs to remote communities in the Kimberley.

Through the vehicle of Sport and Recreation, we empower people by promoting our values of Culture, Community and Leadership to achieve our vision for healthy, active and strong communities across the Kimberley.

About the role

Key Responsibilities

  • Support the achievement of the outcomes and deliverables of the Kimberley Active Communities and Kimberley Sport Art and Culture Projects
  • Support the development and maintenance of a Kimberley-wide Sport, Art and Culture plan.
  • Liaise with Training & Development manager to coordinate all staff having relevant and timely (within 3 months of commencement) access to Mental Health and Suicide prevention training.
  • Represent Garnduwa as directed in collaborations with other stakeholders working in the suicide prevention space
  • Attend and support the initiatives of the Kimberley Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Network (KASPN)
  • Develop and maintain efficient project data collection and evaluation methodologies
  • Utilise the ATSISPEP Evaluation Framework to assist the CAS Manager to evaluate and make continual improvement to the KSAC project
  • Support the CAS Manager with the collation of concise, succinct and timely reports in-line with contract and internal deadlines
  • Assist in the coordination and delivery of cross regional events occurring within the role's project remit
  • Support an increase of female participation in Garnduwa activities through targeted projects/activities

Benefits and perks

  • $67, 000 - $70, 000 pa
  • Great salary packaging arrangements
  • 5 weeks annual leave + additional paid leave over Christmas
  • Well established organisation with a positive and enthusiastic team

Skills and experience you will have to be successful in the role.


  • Diploma in Mental Health, Community Services or equivalent or relevant experience
  • A strong understanding and working knowledge of the diverse circumstances and cultures of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
  • A strong desire to have a positive effect on Indigenous people and communities, and a commitment to supporting and promoting their individual needs
  • A deep understanding of the critical need for suicide prevention strategies in the Kimberley region; and a commitment to leading Garnduwa in the development and implementation of such strategies within Garnduwa programs.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking and/or training.
  • Ability to travel when required
  • Strong knowledge of the Service Area and surrounding remote communities
  • Strong attention to detail and intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office suite skills


  • Holds a 'Working With Children's Check & National Police Check (or ability to attain) 
  • "C" Class drivers licence

This is an identified Indigenous position. Garnduwa considers that being an Aboriginal person or a Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position under section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).

Garnduwa is a Smoke Free Workplace #SmarterThanSmoking.

For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Helen Ockerby, Culture, Art & Sport Manager on 0447 171 768.

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