New Directions - Project Officer
About the Organisation
Anyinginyi Health Aboriginal Corporation (Anyinginyi) is a multi-disciplinary organisation which provides primary health care services to the Aboriginal people of Tennant Creek and the surrounding Barkly region.
Anyinginyi consists of five different sections covering a wide array of services such as clinical care and social and emotional well being, health promotions, sports and active lifestyle and administrative services. This diversity allows for a holistic approach to health, ensuring that clients' physical and emotional health and well-being is given the utmost priority.
The Anyinginyi health service delivery area stretches north of Tennant Creek to Elliott, across to the east, almost to the QLD border and south to Ali Curung - almost 150,000 square km.
About the Opportunity
Anyinginyi has an exciting opportunity for a full-time New Directions - Project Officer to join their team in Tennant Creek, NT. This position is initially being offered on a 1-2 year contract basis, with the possibility of extension for the right person, subject to funding.
Reporting to the Public Health Section Manager and through to the General Manager, this role will see you engaging and supporting stakeholders to develop and implement strategies to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Your actions will also aim to improve the support available for children with FASD and their families.
TheProject Officer will support the following priority service area by:
- Increasing access to antenatal and postnatal care;
- Providing standard information about baby care;
- Providing practical advice and assistance with breastfeeding, nutrition and parenting;
- Monitoring developmental milestones, immunisation status and infections;
- Providing health checks and referrals to treatment for Indigenous children before starting school;
- Delivering culturally appropriate primary health care services, tailored to the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people at all times;
- Identify and implement most relevant models of care and treatment as a multi-disciplinary team member;
- Monitoring and managing project risks, issues and status, preparing and/or co-ordinating updates to project status reports, risk and issues reports and registers; and
- Ensuring project adherence to agreed projects and program governance models and frameworks, timeframes, notify of deviations and suggest steps for resolution.
About the Benefits
This is a fantastic opportunity to help close the gap for Aboriginal health in remote Australia.
In return for your hard work and dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive remuneration circa $83,766 – 98,283 plus super (negotiable with skills and experience).
Anyinginyi also offer a host of additional benefits to further increase your take home pay, including:
- 6 weeks annual leave with 17.5% leave loading;
- Salary sacrificing up to $15,899.94 p.a;
- 10 days sick leave per annum
- Free general dentistry (excluding laboratory work); and
- Free gym membership.
This is a fantastic opportunity to help make a difference in the lives of those living with and care for people affected by Fetal Alcohol spectrum Disorder (FASD) as well as supporting the local community.
If you think this position sounds like you and are wanting make a difference in Aboriginal mental health - Apply Now!