New Directions Project Officer

Other Health Care

Posted: 25 Jan 2023

Location: Tennant Creek NT

Exciting opportunity for a full time New Directions Project Officer, based in Tennant Creek.

ffPub­lic Health Section 

Employ­ment Con­di­tions: Full Time Contract
Con­tract Dura­tion: Ongo­ing, depen­dent on funding
Salary: $90,657 — $106,369per annum.
Gen­er­ous salary pack­ag­ing: $15,899.94p/a
Pro­fes­sion­al devel­op­ment incen­tive: Allowance of $1,300p/a
Employ­ment Type: Full Time
Reports to: Pub­lic Health Exec­u­tive Man­ag­er
Sub­si­dized Accom­mo­da­tion
: Avail­able for can­di­dates out­side the Bark­ly Region.
Employ­ee access to Med­ical Ser­vices: Free Prescriptions
Amaz­ing fur­ther ben­e­fits includ­ing 6 weeks annu­al leave, free gen­er­al den­tistry, Remote Reten­tion Allowance of $750 and Relo­ca­tion Assis­tance up to $5,000 to help you get set­tled into town! 

Join this com­mu­ni­ty-based organ­i­sa­tion and make a gen­uine dif­fer­ence to our community!

This is a Reward­ing role where you will tru­ly make a dif­fer­ence in the lives of our Remote Com­mu­ni­ties, pro­vid­ing the chance to expe­ri­ence real job sat­is­fac­tion every day and 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 — don’t miss out! 

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 

Anyinginyi Health Abo­rig­i­nal Cor­po­ra­tion has an excit­ing oppor­tu­ni­ty for a full time New Direc­tions Project Oicer to join their Kalpa Purru Wirran­jar­l­ki – Pub­lic Health Ser­vices Sec­tion, here in Ten­nant Creek. This role is oered on a Full-Time basis. 

In con­sul­ta­tion with com­mu­ni­ty, you will be part of a small team respon­si­ble for devel­op­ing, pro­mot­ing and under­tak­ing a range of sup­port­ive, evi­dence-based resources and activ­i­ties aimed to deliv­er ante­na­tal, post­na­tal and ear­ly child­hood ser­vices tar­get­ing Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander fam­i­lies with chil­dren under five years (pri­or to school age cov­er­ing the Bark­ly Region. 

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

  • Increase access to ante­na­tal and post­na­tal care 
  • Pro­vide stan­dard infor­ma­tion about baby care 
  • Pro­vide prac­ti­cal advice and assis­tance with breast­feed­ing, nutri­tion and parenting 
  • Mon­i­tor devel­op­men­tal mile­stones, immu­ni­sa­tion sta­tus and infections 
  • Pro­vide health checks and refer­rals to treat­ment for Indige­nous chil­dren before start­ing school 
  • Deliv­er cul­tur­al­ly appro­pri­ate pri­ma­ry health care ser­vices, tai­lored to the needs of Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islander peo­ple at all times 
  • To pro­vide ante­na­tal care ser­vices includ­ing: pro­vid­ing advice about smok­ing ces­sa­tion, healthy eat­ing and phys­i­cal activ­i­ty; refer­rals to oth­er health ser­vices; refer­rals to sup­port ser­vices; refer­rals to spe­cial­ists; par­ent­ing advice; social and emo­tion­al well­be­ing; alco­hol con­sump­tion dur­ing preg­nan­cy; and ante­na­tal consultations 
  • To pro­vide post­na­tal care ser­vices includ­ing: breast­feed­ing support/​information; par­ent­ing advice about pro­vid­ing sup­port­ive and nur­tur­ing healthy (includ­ing smoke free) envi­ron­ments, nutri­tion and healthy eat­ing sup­port, and mid­wife consultations 
  • To assist child health ser­vices includ­ing: child health and devel­op­ment checks; breast­feed­ing sup­port; hear­ing screening 
  • To pro­vide par­ent­ing advice to moth­ers and fam­i­lies with chil­dren; and responds to iden­ti­fied social and devel­op­men­tal health needs through refer­ral to sup­port ser­vices as well as ear­ly inter­ven­tion ser­vices, improved link­ages and col­lab­o­ra­tion with a range of ear­ly child­hood services
  • To facil­i­tate health ser­vices in pro­vid­ing child and adult immunisation 
  • To pro­mote health assess­ment ser­vices which may be con­duct­ed for: dia­betes, sex­u­al­ly- trans­mis­si­ble infec­tions, car­dio-vas­cu­lar and renal dis­eases etc.
  • To deliv­er health pro­mo­tion ser­vices includ­ing: nutri­tion, tack­ling smok­ing and alco­hol, phys­i­cal activ­i­ty, sex­u­al health, blood borne virus­es, holis­tic health ser­vices, wom­en’s health ser­vices, and harm and injury reduc­tion activities. 

About you

To be suc­cess­ful in this posi­tion, you will need to pos­sess excep­tion­al com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­per­son­al skills, with demon­strat­ed expe­ri­ence in engag­ing with clients and writ­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion and reports. 

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. 

You will also need to pos­sess the following: 

  • man­age­ment and/​or sim­i­lar expe­ri­ence or exper­tise in project management
  • Demon­strat­ed high stan­dard of inter­per­son­al, oral and writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills, includ­ing abil­i­ty to com­plete var­i­ous oicial forms and let­ters on behalf of clients and enter accu­rate notes in client files
  • Knowl­edge and under­stand­ing of Abo­rig­i­nal & Tor­res Strait Islander cul­ture and an under­stand­ing of the diverse cir­cum­stances and issues aect­ing Abo­rig­i­nal and Tor­res Strait Islanders, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Bark­ly Region.
  • Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to draw on infor­ma­tion from diverse sources and uses expe­ri­ence to analyse what infor­ma­tion is impor­tant and how it should be used.
  • Proven under­stand­ing of under­tak­ing objec­tive, sys­tem­at­ic analy­sis and draw­ing accu­rate con­clu­sions based on evidence.
  • Proven abil­i­ty to mon­i­tor project progress and man­ages pri­or­i­ties; able to see projects through to completion.
  • Expe­ri­ence in devel­op­ing and coor­di­nat­ing health pro­mo­tion activities/​events
  • Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to net­work and liaise with a range of oth­er ser­vice providers and exter­nal stake­hold­ers to achieve health outcomes
  • Demon­strate sound knowl­edge of a pub­lic health approach to the deliv­ery of health pro­mo­tion activ­i­ties includ­ing use of prin­ci­ples of pri­ma­ry health care, com­mu­ni­ty devel­op­ment and CQI.
  • Demon­strate sound knowl­edge of the nation­al pol­i­cy frame­works and tools for health pro­mo­tion and dis­ease pre­ven­tion rel­e­vant to FASD deliv­ery to remote Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties in the North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry (NT).
  • Dis­play proven knowl­edge of social deter­mi­nants of health, their impact on Indige­nous pop­u­la­tions and how they impact the devel­op­ment and eval­u­a­tion of FASD activities.
  • Expe­ri­ence in research­ing, col­lect­ing, analysing and inter­pret­ing infor­ma­tion, eval­u­at­ing options and for­mu­lat­ing rec­om­men­da­tions in a time­ly manner
  • High­ly com­pe­tent com­put­er skills includ­ing word pro­cess­ing, spread­sheets, inter­net and email
  • Have the abil­i­ty to work with the mul­ti-dis­ci­pli­nary teams and to work as an eec­tive team member.
  • Cur­rent North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Dri­ver’s License or abil­i­ty to obtain one Be in pos­ses­sion of or have the abil­i­ty to apply for an OCHRE Card 
  • Have the abil­i­ty and will­ing­ness to trav­el away from home by 4WD or light air­cra, includ­ing overnight stays, when required. 


Expe­ri­ence and knowl­edge of the Ten­nant Creek and Bark­ly Region. 4WD training. 

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

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