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SEWB Capacity Building Officer

Job No: KAMS400
Location: Broome

About the Organisation

Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services LTD (KAMS) 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 has successfully delivered high-quality, accessible comprehensive primary health care services over its 30 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.

About Broome

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 Ltd (KAMS) has a truly rewarding opportunity for a Social Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Capacity Building Officer  to join their team in Broome, WA. This is a full-time, fixed term role to 30th June 2021.

Reporting to the SEWB Regional Manager, you will be responsible to help build the capacity of Aboriginal people across the Kimberley to understand and improve their SEWB.

Some of these tasks will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Consult with communities and member services to understand their SEWB needs and training requirements.
  • Deliver a range of SEWB programs to community members and staff across KAMS members services and clinics;
  • Deliver SEWB programs in a culturally appropriate manner with guidance and support from cultural advisers as required;
  • Participate in program evaluation workshops (continuous improvement);
  • Provide SEWB brief intervention support to community members;

To be successful you will need:

  • Commitment to improving the Social and Emotional Wellbeing of Aboriginal people(SEWB);
  • Experience in the development and delivery of training to Aboriginal people;
  • Sound computer and report writing skills

KAMS are looking for candidates with well-developed interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to maintain client confidentially at all times within and outside the workplace. Ideally, you will have experience working within an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation or an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Community Organisation.

A 'C' Class Driver's License, Federal Police Clearance and willingness to travel often by 4WD vehicle and light aircraft will be required.

To download a full position description, please click here. 

Please note: Candidates must address the selection criteria outlined in the position description. Please attach answers in a word document and upload with your application. 

About the Benefits

If you are looking for a change of routine, a change of lifestyle or a new adventure, this is the role for you. You will see and experience more of Australia's real outback than most people ever will - and get paid to do it!

KAMS 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 someone with a desire to develop their professional knowledge and experience in the area of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health!

While you will face diverse new challenges in this role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package circa $68,985 + super. 

There is also a wide range of additional benefits for the role including:

  • District allowances - $2,920 single $5,840 double p.a;
  • Electricity allowance $1,440
  • Accommodation allowance $13,000;
  • Annual Airfares to the value of $1,285 pa (after 12 months of employment).   

Don't miss this exciting and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the mental health outcomes of Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region - Apply Now! 


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<ul> <li><strong>This is an identified role - Applicants must identify as Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander&nbsp;</strong></li> <li><strong>Rewarding and varied role with the region's leading provider of Aboriginal health services!</strong></li> <li><strong>Attractive remuneration circa $68,985 base, PLUS&nbsp;</strong><strong>district allowance AND&nbsp;accommodation&nbsp;allowances!</strong></li> <li><strong>Do you want to really make a difference in your career?</strong>&nbsp;<strong>This is a unique opportunity to work with Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region!</strong></li> </ul>

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