Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Pilot Project Officer

Job No: AHCWA1205
Location: Highgate, Perth WA

Location: Highgate, Perth WA
Employment Type: Full Time
Employment Category: Fixed Term to 31 December 2024 with the possibility of extension
Remuneration: $80,059.54 - $88,300.97 per annum pro rata + superannuation + salary sacrifice

AHCWA has been commissioned to establish and coordinate five (5) regional pilot sites to test the SEWB Model of Service, which involves flexible interdisciplinary teams with cultural, prevention, community development and clinical expertise.

The aim of the SEWB Pilot project is to deliver optimal, culturally appropriate SEWB outcomes for Aboriginal people, their families, carers and communities in a more culturally responsive and safe way. This includes the delivery of SEWB health education programs and services with a seed-funding component in each region to run activities.

The Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Pilot Project Officer reports to and is directly accountable to the Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Pilot Project Coordinator and forms part of the broader Public Health and Continuous Quality Improvement Work Unit.

The SEWB Pilot Project Officer is primarily responsible for providing project support to the SEWB Pilot Project Coordinator, undertaking tasks as directed that support and deliver on specific contract deliverables.

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About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including negotiation and consultation skills and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships.
  • Knowledge of evidence based and culturally appropriate approaches to mental health, SEWB and AOD issues within Aboriginal communities.
  • Demonstrated project or program management experience in the Not for Profit, Community and/or Health Sector.
  • Proven ability to solve problems by analysing issues, identifying options and selecting the most appropriate solution.
  • Experience in data collection and report writing.
  • Effective organisational and time management skills including the ability to manage competing priorities.
  • 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:

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is acknowledged as such by their community; 
  • Possesses Post-secondary qualification in a related field (Health, Social Services, Research, Project Management), and or proven experience in a related role; and
  • Can demonstrate their knowledge of evidence based and culturally appropriate approaches to mental health or social and emotional wellbeing within Aboriginal communities.

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 as 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 $80,059.54 - $88,300.975 per annum pro rata plus superannuation plus salary sacrifice. 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 Kimberley Biggs, People and Culture Advisor 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.

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About the Organisation

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHS) in Western Australia. We exist to support and act on behalf of our 23 Member ACCHS throughout WA, actively responding to their individual and collective needs.

Governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who represent all regions in Western Australia, AHCWA aims to promote and strengthen the ACCHS’ Model of Care; a model that is built around the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure primary health care services.

AHCWA is a community organisation that focusses on making a difference to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. We work together as a team; to respect and understand the social and cultural needs; to network; to provide support; to advocate; to influence policy; to monitor performance; and to build work capacity to help improve and strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities.

AHCWA is centrally located on the bustling and vibrant Beaufort Street café strip, and offers a flexible and family friendly workplace with a wide range of benefits to suit all employees.

AHCWA also has a training and development centre that delivers a variety of training programs and short courses to enhance the capacity of the ACCHS workforce.

The organisation operates on the foundational pillars of Aboriginal leadership, self-determination and cultural diversity that underpin and shape the way the organisation conducts its business.

These values are designed to guide and promote a strong, high performing organisational culture that is responsive to the state-wide needs of our Member Services and assist us in delivering our vision.

Culture | Resilience | Accountability | Collaboration | Passion | Integrity

To find out more about AHCWA, visit our website at

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