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Youth Well-Being Officer - Newman

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS)
  • Employment Type: Fixed Term - 3 years
  • Employment Category: Full-time
  • Remuneration: Attractive remuneration package + superannuation + benefits

About the Opportunity

This newly created role works within the Community Health Programs team, and is responsible for providing clinical awareness and support to the families and young people, who are engaging or are at risk of engaging in the use of volatile substance use, to ensure that the Martu and Nyiyaparli people live healthy lives at any age.

For further information and a copy of Job Description Form click here or please visit http://www.puntukurnu.com.au/

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Possession of, or working towards, a relevant qualification, and/or commensurate experience, in a relevant field (preferred disciplines include Social Work, Psychology Alcohol and Other Drugs);
  • Experience in program development, implementation, evaluation and review in collaboration with communities and young people;
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver services that uphold the principles of cultural safety with Aboriginal communities and youth;
  • An understanding of the issues that impact on young people in regional and remote communities;
  • Sound case management skills and demonstrated knowledge of a range of therapeutic approaches to support individuals with substance abuse problems;
  • Ability to work independently and within a diversely skilled multi-disciplinary team;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills with the capacity to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
  • Effective organisational skills, the capacity to successfully manage competing priorities, maintain attention to detail and meet deadlines and;
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, prepare reports and manage the output of quality information.

Additionally, desirable criteria include:

  • Aboriginality is an essential criterion and is provided for in accordance with section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA);
  • Experience mentoring Aboriginal and/ or Torres Strait Islander Youth, ideally within the health sector;
  • Work experience in the non-profit or public health sector.

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, 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.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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, in order to be eligible for the position.

All new employees must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and provide Evidence of Vaccination by uploading your Digital Vaccination Certificate with your application. You will be provided with relevant information, including the compliance date during the recruitment process.

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

  • Accommodation with Subsidised Utilities;
  • Flexible working arrangements;
  • 5 weeks' annual leave + 17.5% leave loading;
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options;
  • Employee Assistance Program; and
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates five sites, four of which are remote and managed by a team of clinicians and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within Newman and the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health.

Shortlisting will commence immediately;

For further information including, please contact the Human Resources team on 08 9177 8307.

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