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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.
This position will provide a wide range of health promotion services to families living in five different communities in and around Mparntwe/Alice Springs including remote communities and outstations in Central Australia.
The Health Promotion Specialist will work in a small multi-disciplinary team delivering the Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing Framework, Health in the Hands of the People Utnenge, Tyerrtye, Mwerre Atnyenetyeke Iltye Tyerrtye Urrperle–kenhenge, to improve the health and wellbeing outcomes for communities. The work critically includes the recognition and support of local cultural knowledge systems and practices, and the agency of consumers.
The role requires a collaborative approach, working with the team to 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 external partners.
We are seeking an innovative, suitably qualified and highly experienced Health Promotion 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. You will be asked to upload your response to the key selection criteria in the position description and your current resume. We will assess suitability to the position as applications arrive.
Preferred candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain an NT Ochre Working with Children Check card. Applications will be shortlisted upon receipt and interviews will commence during the week of the 16th January 2022.
In line with our workforce development strategy, Children’s Ground strongly encourages and supports Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander applicants to apply.
Previous applicants need not apply.