Aboriginal Project Officer

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Whyalla, Australia
$66,774 - $79,459 pro rata per annum (plus super)
20 May 2019
End of advertisement period
26 May 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of the evaluation framework to understand the effectiveness of the Aboriginal Aftercare Service
  • Part-time (0.6FTE), one (1) year fixed term contract based in University Department of Rural Health at Whyalla
  • Salary range: $66,774 - $79,459 pro rata per annum (plus super)

About the Job

As the Aboriginal Project Officer, you will work under the broad direction of the Director: Department of Rural Health, to provide support, advice and cultural guidance to the members of the research team assigned to undertake the evaluation of the Aboriginal Aftercare Service. You will advise them on the culturally appropriate ways to undertake stakeholder consultations in Aboriginal communities including conducting interviews and focus groups.

In this collaborative role, you will work with local, regional and national stakeholders such as staff at Pika Wiya Health Service Aboriginal Corporation, Port Augusta. Contributing to wider DRH programs of activity and awareness initiatives, you will provide input to the planning and development of the initiatives or even participate in activities to implement the initiatives.

UniSA Whyalla campus is South Australias largest regional university campus and is a significant part of the Whyalla community. The campus is situated on a 22-hectare site in the heart of Whyallas education and cultural precinct. It represents the major centre of tertiary education in rural and regional South Australia. 

Skills and Experience

To be considered for this exciting opportunity, you will be of Australian Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander ancestry and will have a demonstrated understanding of the issues impacting on the health services workforce, as well as factors affecting the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal peoples, particularly those who live in regional, rural and remote Australia.

To be successful in this role, you will have high level verbal communication and interpersonal skills, including demonstrated ability to engage successfully with a range of stakeholders both internal and external to the organisation, including industry, government, universities and community groups, to meet strategic outcomes.

A University of Enterprise

The University of South Australia (UniSA) is an innovative, outward-looking institution known for its strong and engaged research and its experientially-based teaching and learning that is conducted in close collaboration with business, industry, government and the professions.

The Department of Rural Health (DRH) is aligned to the Division of Health Sciences and is committed to improving the recruitment and retention of nursing and allied health professionals in rural and remote South Australia. This is achieved in part by supporting domestic nursing and allied health students to undertake a rural placement, and work in, and engage with, local communities. The department is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Rural Health Multidisciplinary Training (RHMT) Program.

Benefits on Offer

At UniSA, we seek to enrich people’s lives through the creation and application of knowledge. Our staff love to be a part of an organisational culture that promotes a strong commitment to educating professionals, sharing knowledge, and engaging with our communities.

We offer a competitive remuneration package and we have a family friendly approach to ensure you enjoy a healthy work/life balance.

Lodging your Application

For a copy of the position description and to apply, please visit https://workingatunisa.nga.net.au/. Please refer to the online application form which will indicate which selection criteria you need to address. Please address your cover letter for the role to Amruta Das, Recruitment Consultant. For further information about the position or the recruitment process, you can contact the UniSA Recruitment Central Team on +618 8302 1700 or via email to recruitment@unisa.edu.au using job reference number 1764.

Applications close: 11:30pm Sunday 26 May 2019

Applications will only be considered from persons of Australian Aboriginal and or Torres Strait Islander descent for this position, under special measures pursuant to Section 56 of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act 1984.

Pursuant to the Children's Protection Act 1993 (SA), this position has been deemed prescribed. This role will require the successful candidate to hold a current DHS Child-Related Employment Screening assessment.

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