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Project Officer - Workforce and Aboriginal Health

WA, Australia
Closing date
13 Jun 2024

Job Details

  • Be directly involved in projects aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal communities in rural areas.
  • Working within a supportive and collegial environment, you'll have opportunities for skill development
  • Full-time fixed term basis for 24 months.
  • Base salary range (Level 5): $76,422– $84,705 p.a. plus 17% superannuation.

About the area
The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by the University of Western Australia and is part of a network of University Departments of Rural Health across Australia. WACRH is located in various towns and cities across the Midwest and Pilbara regions of WA with its main office in Geraldton and a second office in Karratha. This position will be located in the Karratha office but may require travel to other sites in the Pilbara.

About the opportunity
You will liaise with Pilbara communities, workforce agencies, education providers, stakeholders and service partners to participate and collaborate in WACRH projects throughout WACRH’s Pilbara footprint. You will provide support to WACRH to develop Aboriginal Health Education programs to support Pilbara Communities, contribute to analysis and report on health workforce data and support in the development of strategies to recruit and retain a local health workforce. You will support WACRH to undertake internal and external program evaluations, contributing to design, analysis and reporting.

About you

  • Relevant tertiary qualifications or equivalent competency
  • Demonstrated knowledge and cultural understanding of the Pilbara region and its Aboriginal communities with an ability to liaise/mentor health professionals and students through knowledge of the local Aboriginal communities
  • Highly developed written and verbal communication skills and interpersonal skills
  • Cultural sensitivity and demonstrated ability to work effectively with Aboriginal people

Note: This position also requires the following:

  • Provision of a Current National Police Clearance
  • A current “C” class driver’s licence
  • A current Working with Children Check
  • Ability to undertake rural travel

Full details of the position's responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description: Download File Project Officer - (5173450 PD.rtf

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Rohan Rasiah on (0891867804) or at

How to apply
Please apply online via the Apply Now button and address the selection criteria in your submission in the content of your Resume and Cover Letter should demonstrate how you meet the selection criteria.

You may submit a statement describing any personal circumstances relevant to your application. This can include academic/professional interruptions or achievements relative to opportunity.

Closing date: 11:55 PM AWST on Thursday, 13 June 2024

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia


  • Work from home, part-time, and job-sharing options considered.
  • 4 weeks annual leave with the option to purchase more. 12.5 days paid personal/carer’s leave with eligible staff receiving 13 weeks long service leave after seven years.
  • 26 weeks paid parental leave after one year and 36 weeks after five years continuous service, regardless of gender.
  • Salary packaging options and 17% superannuation, with the option to reduce to the minimum super guarantee.
  • 25% off UWA full fee courses, discounted health insurance
  • Incremental progression based on 12 months continuous service.

About The University
The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked among the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research intensive universities. With a strong research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to innovate and inspire, there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top university.

Our commitment to inclusion and diversity
UWA is committed to a diverse workforce and an equitable and inclusive workplace. We celebrate difference and believe diversity is fundamental to achieving our goals as a globally recognised Top 100 educational and research institution. We are committed to creating a safe work environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, women, people from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, the LGBTIQA+ community and people living with disability.

  • We have an ongoing partnership with Pride in Diversity and were recently awarded a Bronze Employer status for LGBTIQA+ inclusion.
  • We have Athena SWAN Bronze accreditation and actively work to improve gender equity.


Company info
+(61)006186488 6000
WA 6009

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