Sexual Health and Wellbeing Project Officer
About the Organisation
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services Ltd (KAMS LTD) is a well-established regional Aboriginal community controlled health service, founded in 1986, which provides centralised advocacy and resource support for 6 independent member services, as well as providing direct clinical services in a further 6 remote Aboriginal communities across the region.
KAMS LTD has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 26 years of operation and has provided innovation and national leadership in areas such as health information management and evidence-based best practice in primary health care.
Broome is located 2,240km north of Perth and has a permanent population of 14,436. Broome promotes a relaxed and easy-going lifestyle, with nearby shopping centres, Sunday markets as well as a broad range of restaurants and entertainment options. It is founded on the traditional lands of the Yaruwu people and is rich in history, culture and beautiful surrounds.
Broome has a deep history in the pearling industry, spanning back to the 1800’s, with memorials throughout the town to commemorate those lost in the early years of pearling. Cable Beach is also a must-see, being named in honour of the Java-to-Australia undersea telegraph cable that reaches shore there. You can explore its beautiful scenery with a bit of 4WDing at low tide, or you can even take a camel ride every day at sunset!
Roebuck Bay is known as one of the most beautiful beaches that surround Broome, with its “Staircase to the moon” phenomenon drawing food and craft markets each time it occurs. The combination of a receding tide and rising moon create a natural phenomenon that can only be described as breath-taking.
About the Opportunity
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services now has an opportunity for an experienced Sexual Health and Wellbeing Project Officer to join their team in Broome, WA on a full-time fixed term basis until 30th June 2022. Reporting to the Population Health Senior Manager, you will be responsible for the development, implementation, evaluation and documentation of sexual health and wellbeing projects and initiatives.
More specifically, your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to):
- Planning and implementing new sexual health and wellbeing initiatives for priority population groups both in Broome and with communities in the Kimberley region;
- Communicating, liaising and negotiating with relevant communities, networks and agencies to deliver systematic and coordinated health promotion and prevention strategies;
- Contributing to and evaluating the efficacy of existing local sexual health initiatives to strengthen local capacity;
- Implementing evidence-informed regional sexual health promotion and prevention practices and programs; and,
- Supporting workforce capacity building and professional development opportunities.
What you'll need to be successful
To be considered for this position, you must hold a relevant qualification in Health Promotion, Population Health, Aboriginal Health Work, Community Development or similar.
You must have a demonstrated experience of project implementation in the health and/or community fields, including health education delivery, in addition to knowledge and understanding of sexual health issues and sexual health promotion practice.
Your knowledge of Aboriginal culture and Indigenous health will be crucial to your success in the role, in addition to an understanding of the primary health care and population health issues that affect Aboriginal and Indigenous peoples.
As you will be liaising with a range of internal stakeholders in addition to government and non-government agencies at multiple levels, you must possess comprehensive interpersonal and intercultural communication and negotiation skills.
While not mandatory, previous experience working in Sexual Health and within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation will be highly advantageous to your application.
Please note: While based in Broome, this role will require frequent travel to communities across the Kimberley region, including by car, 4WD and light aircraft. You must possess a current Australian C Class Driver's Licence.
Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services is an organisation that truly values its team, and is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience. In addition, staff development programs are not only encouraged but are often paid for by KAMS. This is a highly attractive opportunity for people with an interest in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health, to make a real difference in local communities.
For your hard work and dedication to this role, you will receive a base salary of $78,000 + super.
In addition to this salary, you will have access to a further host of benefits, including:
- Accommodation allowance of $13,000;
- Electricity allowance of $1,440 p.a;
- Access to an annual airfare after 12 months of employment to the value of $1,285 p.a; and,
- District allowance of $2,920 p.a. (single) or $5,840 p.a. (double);
People who identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander are encouraged to apply.
This is an exceptional opportunity to work with local communities to positively impact the sexual health outcomes of the Broome and Kimberley region - Apply Now!
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