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Children’s Ground is working to create an environment where families realise their aspirations for the next generation of children to be free from trauma and suffering, enjoy equity and safety, be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and have agency over their social, cultural, political and economic life.
The Remote Health Promotion Officer – Community Development will work within a multi-disciplinary team that aims to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the community of Marlkawo – West Arnhem.
This position will utilise a community development approach as the fundamental method of engagement and consultation with the community. The Team will develop and implement family health plans with individuals and families and create and deliver responses to population health needs with the local community. The team will work collaboratively with internal and with external partners.
This position will be predominately based in West Arnhem Land to deliver the Children’s Ground ‘Health in the Hands of the People’ to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for the Marlkawo community.
Accommodation is provided; you will live in a Safari Tent on a Balabala (raised platform) or camping when travelling to other remote communities.
We are seeking an innovative, suitably qualified and highly experienced Health Promotion & Community Development Specialist to join our multi-disciplinary team of health and learning professionals. You will have experience working with First Nations communities and an understanding of the effects of colonisation, disempowerment and intergenerational trauma and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.
To be successful in this position, you will have significant experience in health and strong relationship, networking and communication skills – both verbal and written. You will have a collaborative approach and be a self-starter who thrives in an environment that is ambiguous and complex and thinks systemically.
Please apply via Seek where you will be asked to upload your response to the key selection criteria in the position description and your current resume.
In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.