Community Liaison Officer 50 D

Job No: PAMS1161
Location: Newman

Employment Type: Fixed Term

Employment Category: Full-time

Remuneration: $ 83, 964.04 p.a. to $ 96,350.67 + super + salary sacrifice


About the Opportunity

Reporting to the Community Health Programs Manager, the Community Liaison Officer (50 D) works to implement activities outlined in the community-endorsed Pilbara Regional Aboriginal Suicide Prevention Plan 2021, as part of the Western Australian Suicide Prevention Framework 2021-2025, and works alongside the region’s Aboriginal Medical Services’ Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) Programs and other stakeholders with the aim of providing supporting information and arranging activities for the community, in relation to suicide prevention.

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About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Aboriginality is an essential criterion and is provided for in accordance with section 50(d) of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA).;
  • Demonstrated genuine understanding of the factors affecting the social and emotional well-being of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people within our communities;
  • Demonstrated experience communicating with, consulting and liaising with relevant professionals, clients, staff and community members to achieve identified objectives and goals.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the unique issues effecting and impacting upon the social emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal children and families;
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team to achieve agreed goals and deadlines;
  • An ability to regionally work, reside and travel as required;
  • Ability to work as part of a multidisciplinary team, as well as independently when required; and
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and sensitively with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Additionally, desirable criteria include:

  • Possession of a relevant qualification in Mental Health, Health, Community Services or similar or equivalent experience;
  • Previous exposure to relevant training e.g.: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid, SafeTalk and ASIST workshops; and
  • Understanding of Aboriginal Social and Emotional Wellbeing Model.

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.

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.

All new employees must be fully vaccinated with an Approved COVID-19 Vaccine and provide Evidence of Vaccination by uploading your Digital Vaccination Certificate with your application. You will be provided with relevant information, including the compliance date during the recruitment process.

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 $ 83,964.04 to $ 96,350.67 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:

  • 5 weeks Annual Leave + 17.5% leave loading
  • Salary Sacrificing up to $ 15,900 per annum
  • Flexible Work Arrangements
  • 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 five sites, four of which are remote and managed by a team of clinicians 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.

About the Organisation

With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within Newman and the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal & post-natal care and child health

Shortlisting will commence immediately; 

For further information, please contact the Human Resources Team on 08 9177 8307.


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