Youth Policy Officer

Job No: AHCWA75
Location: WA

About the Organisation

AHCWA is the peak body for the 22 Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in Western Australia. We are an evolving organisation that acts as a forum to lead the development of Aboriginal Health policy, to influence and monitor performance across the health sector, to advocate for and support community development and capacity building in Aboriginal Communities.

We advocate for the rights and entitlements of all Aboriginal people throughout Western Australia, at a local, regional, State and National level.

To find out more please visit our website here

About the Opportunity 

AHCWA has an exciting opportunity for a Youth Policy Officer to join our team in Highgate, Perth, on a full-time, fixed term basis.

As the Youth Policy Officer, you will ensure that the youth perspective is heard and reflected in relevant policy development and future program planning within the sector.

Working within the Policy team, your responsibilities will include (but not be limited to) the following:

  • Engaging with Aboriginal youth, youth services and other stakeholders to lead/ assist with policy analysis and development
  • Researching, evaluating and advising on current health related issues and youth affairs affecting youth within Aboriginal communities across Western Australia
  • Promoting the expansion of AHCWA’s current network of young Aboriginal people and expanding AHCWA’s youth representation on relevant consultative committees and working groups across WA
  • Providing input into the development, implementation, review and evaluation of an Aboriginal Youth Health strategy for AHCWA, in conjunction with the youth network and AHCWA’s senior management team
  • Assisting AHCWA in securing funding to ensure the sustainability of AHCWA’s Youth program and in particular to implement initiatives identified within the Youth Strategy
  • Establishing and coordinating the Aboriginal Youth Project Reference Group

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To be successful in this position you will have a relevant qualification or experience in a relevant field, experience in the formulation, analysis and evaluation of policy focusing on youth topics and previous experience in policy and program development, implementation, evaluation and review. 

You will have an understanding of the issues that impact on young Aboriginal people in urban, regional and remote communities. Your strong interpersonal, communication and organisational skills will enable you to strengthen existing community partnership, establish and sustain stakeholder relationships, determine priorities and manage workloads in order to meet agreed timelines and achieve results.

Most importantly, you must be able to effectively communicate, promote and uphold AHCWA's initiatives and values.

About the Benefits

AHCWA is committed to recognising and rewarding its employees. An attractive remuneration package, salary sacrificing benefits and additional leave entitlements is on offer. In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including health and well being initiatives and a flexible and family friendly work environment.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.

Applications close at 10am Thursday 23rd March 2017. 


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