Senior Environmental Health Worker

Job No: PAMS1099
Location: Newman

Employment Type: Full Time

Employment Category: Permanent

Remuneration: $ 73, 961.81 - $ 83, 964.04 p.a. + super + salary sacrifice


About the Opportunity

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) is seeking to appoint a Senior Environmental Health Worker Officer on a full time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Community Health Programs Manager, the Senior Environmental Health Worker assists in implementation of environmental health initiatives for PAMS.  

This role assists in reducing the risks and incidents of environmental health issues for the Aboriginal people of Newman, Jigalong, Parnngurr, Kunawarritji and Punmu by addressing areas including drinking water, waste management, solid waste, housing supply and maintenance, power supply, animal management, food safety and supply, pest and mosquito control, dust control, climate control and emergency management.

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About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Knowledge of Environmental Health in as it applies to remote communities.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the unique issues affecting and impacting on the health and well-being of Aboriginal people.
  • Understanding of early intervention in preventing disease and maintaining public health.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and autonomously, assess priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to work under the guidance and direction of designated staff.
  • Ability to work in collaboration with other health service staff and community groups.
  • Experience in the implementation, evaluation and delivery of health and education programs for individual or group of clients.
  • Understanding and ability to use Microsoft Office and other computer software.
  • Demonstrated ability to uphold the principles of cultural safety including an ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Ideally, in addition to the above, we are looking for someone who:

  • Identifies as Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander and is acknowledged as such by their community.
  • Possesses relevant qualifications and experience as a practicing Environmental Health Officer or Health Promotion Officer or other relevant health related field.
  • Demonstrates previous experience in the delivery of an environmental health program.

The position involves working with a multicultural organisation where the majority of staff, clients and stakeholders identify as Aboriginal 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.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS 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.

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) and Working With Children Check (where applicable) prior to appointment, in order to be eligible for the position.

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

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 $73,169.81 to $83,964.04 per annum 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 working arrangements
  • 5 weeks’ annual leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Power subsidy in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training + study leave options
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy

This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remote Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.

PAMS operates four remote sites, three of which have a team of one nurse and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.

PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.

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 Aakriti Yadav, Human Resources Advisor on 08 9177 8307.

About the Organisation

The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service located in the East Pilbara region of Western Australia and provides comprehensive and culturally appropriate primary health care services to the Martu people of Newman and the four remote Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

Our passionate and multidisciplinary team of qualified and experienced health professionals including GPs, Remote Area Nurses, Aboriginal Health Workers and Community Health Programs team, provide holistic and high quality health care to clients throughout the region.


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