27 March, 2023

Project Officer – AOD Certification Ready

Location: Highgate, Perth WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Fixed Term to 30 June 2024
Remuneration: $80,059.55 – $88,300.97 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia is seeking a Project Officer to join their team to support a new Alcohol and other Drug (AOD) certification ready project for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) and Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisations (ACCOS) across Western Australia.

The key objective of the project is to support and enable approximately 10 – 12 ACCHSs and ACCOs in WA to be certified ‘ready’ against the AOD and Human Services Standard, enabling progression toward certification, increased capability to apply for AOD treatment funding and ultimately enhanced capacity to meet the AOD treatment needs of local Aboriginal people, families, and communities.

A secondary objective of the project is to build the Lead Auditor workforce in WA, with a particular focus on Aboriginal workforce development and enhanced career pathways in organisational governance within the ACCHS/ACCO sectors.

The successful applicant will have strong administration skills, an ability to undertake a range of project support activities, have good interpersonal skills and work well with a small team.

The position involves working within a multicultural organisation where the majority of employees, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander. Candidates must be able to demonstrate an understanding of the issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their ability to communicate sensitively and effectively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

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) prior to appointment.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

In accordance with AHCWA’s COVID-19 Safety Policy and Procedure, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots if required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes either an immunisation history statement or a COVID-19 digital certificate.

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 $80,059.55 – $88,300.97 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
  • 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
  • 13 weeks Long Service leave after 7 years’ service

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.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.