Receptionist

Job No: PAMS1129
Location: Newman

Employment Type: Full Time

Employment Category: Permanent

Remuneration: $ 55, 566.00 - $ 63, 763.00 + Superannuation + Salary Sacrifice

About the Opportunity

Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service is seeking to appoint a Receptionist on a full time, permanent basis. Reporting to the Corporate Support Officer, the Receptionist is responsible for providing Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service with an efficient and effective reception service and general administration support.

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Previous demonstrated experience in a administration role 
  • High attention to detail and accuracy
  • Sound written communication skills: able to draft correspondence, edit documents and write instructional information
  • Strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills: able to communicate with clients and external visitors, managers and staff at all levels and present a professional image
  • Good time management skills with the ability to effectively plan and organise and coordinate own workload
  • The ability to maintain a high level of professionalism and confidentiality
  • Ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively within the team environment
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision and to work to deadlines

Desirable criteria, 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;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

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) 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 $ 55, 566.00 - $ 63, 763.00 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.

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 Jaimee Cottrell or Katie Brogden, Human Resources Administrators 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 and Aboriginal Health Workers provide holistic and high quality health care clients throughout the region.

Expanding its services in August 2020, PAMS opened a new clinic in Newman referred to as ‘The Newman Clinic’. Linking residents with a range of healthcare providers, the Newman Clinic is the centre for primary health care services for Aboriginal people living in Newman and the surrounding areas. This is an exciting time to join a growing organisation and contribute to improving the health and wellbeing of the local Aboriginal community.

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