About Kimberley Renal Services
Kimberley Renal Services (KRS) includes 4 Renal Health Centres based in Fitzroy Crossing, Broome, Kununurra, and Derby and a mobile prevention unit.
The incidence of Kidney Disease in the Kimberley is one of the highest in Australia. Chronic Kidney disease (CKD) and End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) incidence within the Aboriginal population of the Kimberley greatly exceeds the national burden of disease. Dialysis prevalence for this region has more than tripled in the last decade and is increasing at a much faster rate than in the rest of Western Australia (WA).
KRS and the regional Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) have developed a renal strategic plan to help combat this health crisis. This has enabled many patients to return to the Kimberley from Perth, which is 2,500kms away, to receive their treatment.
Living in the Kimberley Region
The Kimberley region is one of the oldest settled areas within Australia rich in culture and heritage, with first arrivals landing about 41,000 years ago. With some of the most diverse and breathtaking landscapes in the world, the Kimberley truly is a must-see destination. boasting stunning rivers and incredible national parks - you’ll never run out of places to explore.
Located in the northern part of Western Australia, The Kimberley has three towns - Broome, Derby and Kununurra - with a total population of approximately 37,000. In addition to the sealed Route 1 which runs along the southern part of the area, the unsealed Gibb River Road runs through the heart of the region from Derby to the highway near Kununurra. Access to much of the region is by dirt road, air or sea.
About the Opportunity
Kimberley Renal Services now has an opportunity for a dedicated Administration Assistant to join their KRS team in Derby WA, on a part-time basis (with a possibility to be full time).
The Administration Assistant works under the direction of the Integrated Services Manager in delivering administration support and efficient running of the Renal Health Centre.
This position is responsible for assisting with the management of building maintenance and equipment, maintaining efficient reception services and the collation of activity reports.
Some of your key responsibilities will include;
- Respond to all visitors and clients who enter the reception area in a professional and timely manner.
- Maintain a professional and courteous relationship with external services.
- Demonstrate cultural sensitivity in all communications with clients and staff.
- Answer the phone in a professional and timely manner and transfer calls appropriately.
- Stay alert to potential threats from visitors and/or clients and take appropriate action to minimize risk.
- Manage incoming and outgoing mail
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To be successful in this position, you will have the ability to demonstrate sound computer and keyboard skills, proficient in word, excel, power point, email and a Certificate II in administration or willingness to work towards.
In this fast-paced role, you must have the ability to work autonomously as well as within a team and demonstrate initiative. You will also have well-developed interpersonal communication both written and verbal and organisational and time management skills.
You will also be committed to the philosophy and practice of Aboriginal Community Control, acting in a culturally appropriate manner at all times.
Please note: To be eligible for this role, you will be required to hold a current ‘C’ Class Driver’s License. Your employment will also be subject to a National Police Clearance.
About the Benefits
KRS is committed to improving employee knowledge, skills and experience, with staff development programs, not only encouraged but often paid for by the organisation. This is a great opportunity to develop your career and help make a change in Aboriginal health practices.
For your hard work and dedication, you will receive an attractive salary of $54,152 per annum plus super and Accommodation Allowance!
Don't miss this exciting and rewarding opportunity to have a positive impact on the health outcomes of Indigenous communities in the spectacular Kimberley region - Apply Now!