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· Join a growing not-for-profit organisation

· Up to $83,274 (depending on experience) pro rata + 11% super & generous salary packaging benefits

· Part time (0.5FTE). Fixed term 1 year contract.

About Us

Children’s Ground is a First Nations organisation. We are committed to systems change to ensure dignity, justice and equity for all children and families. Our work focuses on national reform as well as evidencing a new way of working. The Children’s Ground Approach is a whole of community, whole of life approach, designed by First Nations people. We partner with a community over the course of a generation, led by local expertise, vision and intelligence.

About the Job

This position is for a First Nations person with a strong understanding of cultural and western health.  

The First Nations Nutrition Officer will be working in a multi-disciplinary team, to deliver the Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing Framework, Health in the Hands of the People to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for First Nations communities in the Top End.  This includes recognising, respecting, and privileging local cultural knowledge systems and practices, and the agency of First Nations people. 

The position will support service delivery by: 

  • Leading the planning and ordering of food for service delivery across Children’s Ground platforms 
  • Supporting early years health promotion activities and supporting children and families around nutrition promotion within and outside early learning sessions. 
  • Ensure food safety standards are maintained in food storage, preparation, and provision.  This includes high standards of cleanliness and regular sanitisation of equipment and includes delivery of meals while on Country. 
  • Contributing to the development of resources including videos, books, papers, menus, nutrition education/training manuals etc. in collaboration with or guided by First Nations staff and community members. 

This position works with families in Darwin First Nation communities and may provide outreach support to West Arnhem.  

About You

We are seeking an innovative, organised and suitably skilled First Nations persons to deliver on our nutrition goals.  You are engaged, enthusiastic, responsive to community need and keen to be part of a team.  

The First Nations Nutrition worker will have relevant experience in health promotion and/or nutrition and is open to learning new ways of doing things to deliver the best service to our communities.  

To be successful in this position, you will need to be creative and flexible with the ability to engage and empower First Nations communities to identify their strengths and needs and to respond accordingly.  

You will bring your organisation skills to ensure efficient food planning, ordering, and food safety for all programs across the Children’ Ground Top End region.  

How to Apply

Please apply via SEEK and upload your current resume and a cover letter sharing what interests you about the role and how your experience meets the key selection criteria.  

Applications close Monday 19 February 2024 

Position Description

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