Aboriginal Liaison Officer (ALO)

Other Health Care

Posted: 25 Jan 2023

Location: Tennant Creek NT

Exciting opportunity for a full time ALO in our Health Services Section, based in Tennant Creek. Join this community-based organisation and make a genuine difference to our community!

  • Salary: $64,334 — $69,560per annum 
  • Gen­er­ous salary pack­ag­ing: $15,899.94p/a
  • Pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment incen­tive: Allowance of $1,300p/a
  • Amaz­ing fur­ther ben­e­fits includ­ing 6 weeks annu­al leave as well as per­son­al car­er’s leave up to 10 days per year, free gen­er­al den­tistry, and Remote Reten­tion Allowance of $750!

Excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a full time ALO in our Health Ser­vices Sec­tion, based in Ten­nant Creek. Join this com­mu­ni­ty-based organ­i­sa­tion and make a gen­uine dier­ence to our community! 

An excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty in the work­place where you will be skilled with the var­i­ous Admin­is­tra­tional and oper­a­tional oper­a­tions require­ments with­in Anyinginyi. Expe­ri­ence every­thing Anyinginyi has to offer and under­stand how each of our Sec­tions play an impor­tant role in Anyinginy­i’s dri­ve to be a Provider of High Qual­i­ty Holis­tic Pri­ma­ry Health Care ser­vices to the Abo­rig­i­nal com­mu­ni­ties of the Bark­ly region in a Cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive way! 

You will be join­ing a friend­ly and pro­fes­sion­al team, where you will receive per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment oppor­tu­ni­ties from an employ­er who wants to pro­vide opti­mum work­ing conditions! 

About us

Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion (AHAC) is a mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary organ­i­sa­tion which pro­vides pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices to the Abo­rig­i­nal peo­ple of Ten­nant Creek and the sur­round­ing Bark­ly region, ded­i­cat­ed to ʻClos­ing the Gap’ in Abo­rig­i­nal health with­in remote Australia. 

Anyinginyi con­sists of four dif­fer­ent sec­tions (Health Ser­vices, Busi­ness Ser­vices, Pub­lic Health Unit and Piliy­intin­ji-Ki Stronger Fam­i­lies) which allow them to have a holis­tic approach to health ensur­ing that clients’ phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al health and well­be­ing is giv­en the utmost priority. 

Anyinginy­i’s mis­sion is to be a provider of high qual­i­ty holis­tic pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices fea­tur­ing pre­ven­tion and treat­ment in the Bark­ly region in a cul­tur­al­ly respon­sive way. 

About the Ten­nant Creek Region 

Year-round blue skies, stun­ning land­scapes and vibrant, diverse and warm communities — 

that’s life in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry! Only a short flight from most Aus­tralian cities, Ten­nant Creek is not just a must-see des­ti­na­tion renowned for its indi­vid­ual iden­ti­ty and rich cul­tur­al her­itage but is a remark­able com­mu­ni­ty to set up home in! 

As a small region­al cen­tre, Ten­nant Creek does not have the facil­i­ties one would find in larg­er coun­try towns like Kather­ine or Alice Springs how­ev­er it does pro­vide for all the basics that most peo­ple require. There is a super­mar­ket sim­i­lar to a large IGA store, Post Office, cloth­ing and fur­ni­ture stores, Phar­ma­cy, Newsagent, two banks (ANZ & West­pac), restau­rants and cof­fee shops and four hotels/​motels. It also has sport­ing facil­i­ties (e.g. swim­ming pool, bas­ket­ball courts, ten­nis court, foot­ball ground, car rac­ing track), and sev­er­al tourists attrac­tions with­in easy reach Like our Beau­ti­ful Lake Mary Ann! 

About the Role 

This posi­tion pro­vides a trans­port ser­vice for clients of Anyinginyi Health Ser­vices Clinic.
The ALO is a front­line cus­tomer ser­vice posi­tion and will ensure safe dri­ving prac­tices, appro­pri­ate behav­iour, and accept­able appear­ance to main­tain the integri­ty of the organ­i­sa­tion, always work­ing as a mem­ber of a high per­form­ing mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary team and respect­ing Abo­rig­i­nal val­ues, beliefs, cus­toms, lan­guage, and tra­di­tion­al practices. 

More specif­i­cal­ly, some of your duties will include (but will not be lim­it­ed to): 

  • Main­tain and adhere to Anyinginyi poli­cies and pro­ce­dures includ­ing the Motor Vehi­cle Pol­i­cy and rules regard­ing bus pick-up service. 
  • Dri­ve in a safe man­ner and in accor­dance with NT traf­fic laws and reg­u­la­tions at all times. 
  • Dri­ve Anyinginyi vehi­cles for the pur­pos­es of trans­port­ing patients from home to the Health Cen­tre and return, respond­ing in a time­ly man­ner to Health Cen­tre calls for sup­port. This may also include patients sched­uled for hos­pi­tal visits. 
  • Doc­u­ment and Report client/​vehicle inci­dences in Log­ic that may occur dur­ing pick-up and travel. 
  • Ensure clients are aware that no food or drink is to be con­sumed on the bus. Always keep reg­u­lar con­tact with Recep­tion staff of the Health Centre. 
  • Pro­mote and sup­port an alco­hol, tobac­co and oth­er drugs free work­place strate­gies and exem­pli­fy aligned behaviours. 
  • Work with­in lim­its of con­fi­den­tial­i­ty and pri­va­cy as per Anyinginyi Health Pol­i­cy. Main­tain ser­vice­abil­i­ty of vehi­cle includ­ing the dai­ly lock up and security. 
  • Be alert to any poten­tial mechan­i­cal, or oth­er prob­lems, and report to the Senior Admin­is­tra­tion Super­vi­sor as a priority. 
  • Under­take week­ly clean­ing (inter­nal and exter­nal) of vehi­cles with check of oil, water, fuel, cor­rect tyre pres­sure, and spare equipment. 
  • Main­tain ser­vice­abil­i­ty of mobile phone. 

About you

To be suc­cess­ful in this role, you must be of Abo­rig­i­nal or Tor­res Strait Islander Descent as this is an Abo­rig­i­nal Iden­ti­fied posi­tion and demon­strat­ed expe­ri­ence in dri­ving a mini-bus and four wheel-dri­ve vehi­cles.
Please note: 

  • An Ochre Card (NT Work­ing with Chil­dren’s card) obtain­ment is a require­ment pri­or to com­mence­ment in this role. Please refer to NT Safe for fur­ther information. 
  • All Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion employ­ees must be Ful­ly Vac­ci­nat­ed against COVID-19
  • To be suc­cess­ful in this role, you need to have the right to live and work in Australia. 
  • Cur­rent Dri­vers Licence. 

If you meet the above cri­te­ria and you’re inter­est­ed in con­tribut­ing to an organ­i­sa­tion where you can real­ly make a dif­fer­ence in our local com­mu­ni­ty, we want to hear from you! 

No recruit­ment agen­cies please 

Apply on the Web at https://​anyinginyi​.expr3ss​.com/​j​o​b​D​e​t​a​i​l​s​?​s​e​l​e​c​t​J​o​b​=​84&s=9