19 May, 2023

Aboriginal Youth Program Coordinator

Location: Highgate, Perth WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Permanent
Remuneration: $70,640.77 – $80,059.55 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The Aboriginal Youth Program Coordinator reports to the Workforce Development Manager and is directly accountable to the Deputy Chief Executive Officer, and is responsible for coordinating the AHCWA Youth Program, which includes facilitating and supporting the AHCWA Youth Committee.   

This position engages with metropolitan, regional and remote Aboriginal communities and Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) on national and state level policies and issues that affect the young Aboriginal people, and the impact relating to their health and wellbeing.

This role provides an important link between the ACCHS, AHCWA, government agencies and other non-government organisations, and maintains strong networks across the sector to share knowledge and information to support the delivery of culturally secure, comprehensive primary health care for young Aboriginal people.

To view the full position description and selection criteria, click here or visit https://www.ahcwa.org.au

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Aboriginality is an essential criterion and is provided for in accordance with section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).
  • Previous experience in a relevant field (preferred disciplines include Youth Work, Social Work, Public Policy and Health Promotion).
  • Possession of a current Western Australian Working with Children Card.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, implementing, managing and reviewing community development projects in partnership with communities and young people.
  • A strong understanding of youth engagement strategies.
  • Experience and skills in facilitating networks and workshops collaboratively with young people.
  • An understanding of the issues that impact young people in urban, regional and remote communities.
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the capacity to communicate and engage with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander youth, communities and their leaders.
  • Ability to develop networks with community and government stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural safety including an ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ideally, in addition to be above, we are looking for someone who:

  • Possession of, or working towards, a relevant tertiary qualification, (preferred disciplines include Youth Work, Social Work, Public Policy and Health Promotion).
  • Experience mentoring Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Youth, ideally within the health sector. 

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require an unrestricted WA “C” Class Driver’s Licence, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 3 months) and Working with Children Check (if applicable) prior to appointment.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package including a base salary of $70,640.77 – $80,059.55 per annum pro rata plus superannuation. You’ll also gain access to generous salary packaging options, which will greatly increase your take home pay. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training and development
  • Up to 10 days’ Study Leave per year
  • 17.5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days’ Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

Please note there is no closing date for this position. Applications will be assessed on submission and interviews scheduled accordingly. We encourage interested candidates to express their interest without delay!

For further information about this position please call Bianca Sherlock, People and Culture Administrator on 08 9227 1631.