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Child Nutrition Development Officer - Alice Springs

NPY Women's Council

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged to apply.

  • Permanent, full-time position
  • Relocation assistance provided

NPY Women’s council is led by women’s law, authority and culture to deliver health, social and cultural services for all Anangu. This includes the Child and Family Wellbeing Service, which is made up of three programs; Child Nutrition, Intensive Family Support and Child Advocacy. The Child Nutrition and Wellbeing Program aims to improve the health and wellbeing of children aged 0-5 years residing in NPY member communities.

We are now recruiting for a town-based Child Nutrition Development Officer to join the Child Nutrition and Wellbeing Program. This role works collaboratively within the Child Nutrition and Wellbeing team to support families with children aged 0-5 years, especially those experiencing growth faltering. This role’s specific focus is to progress the case work done out bush, providing hands on nutrition education, advocacy and support to clients and families from the NPY region when they are visiting or staying in Alice Springs.

You will have a background and qualifications in Nutrition, Community Development or Health Science and will ideally have experience working with Indigenous clients or vulnerable minority groups.

This is a unique chance to work for an organisation that takes a grassroots approach to community development and which provides an extraordinary opportunity to learn about yourself, another culture and grow professionally at the same time.

You will work within a supportive, trauma informed framework and we provide a comprehensive orientation program. You will receive best practice supervision and professional development that includes vicarious trauma, case management and four-wheel drive training. We also provide critical incident de-briefing and a range of counselling services to support you.

In addition to this we offer a generous remuneration package. You will receive an above award salary, salary packaging benefits, 32 days of annual leave, 15 days of personal leave (to care for you and your family) and a retention bonus.

  • To apply, please click Apply Now below to visit our website and complete the application form and submit a comprehensive covering letter and resume.
  • For initial enquiries please contact Shelagh Woods, Child and Family Wellbeing Service Manager 08 8958 2366

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