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• Join a growing not-for-profit organisation
• $104,092 + 11% super & generous salary packaging benefits
• Full time 12 month contract

About Us

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, to enjoy equity and safety, to
be able to grow into adulthood happy and healthy, and to have agency over their social, cultural,
political and economic life. To learn more about Children’s Ground and the work we do, visit our

About the Job

The Heath Promotion Specialist – Maternal & Child Health (MCH Specialist) will work within the Children’s Ground Health and Wellbeing team, which responds to the population health needs with the local community using the Children’s Ground Family Health and Wellbeing Framework Health in the Hands of the People Utnenge, Tyerrtye, Mwerre Atnyenetyeke Iltye Tyerrtye Urrperle–kenhenge. The MCH Specialist will work to strengthen the delivery of both First Nations and Western health promotion practices, supporting First Nations MCH practice and expertise as it is recognised, revived, and strengthened within the program.

A critical focus of this position is the support it will provide to First Nations communities and cultural practitioners to design the maternal and child health project. The program will be delivered in community where children and families live, reducing complex barriers and creating equitable access.

About You

We are seeking an innovative, suitably qualified and experienced Health Promotion Specialist with a specific focus on child and maternal health. 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 strong relationship, networking and communication skills – both verbal and written, have a collaborative approach to work and be a self-starter who thrives in an environment that is ambiguous and complex and be a systemic thinker.

Ideally, you will be a First Nations person

How to Apply

We invite you to walk with us on this unique journey…

Please apply via SEEK and upload your current resume and a two-page pitch.
Your pitch should tell us more about who you are, what you are passionate about, what interests
you about the role and why you may be a good fit for Children’s Ground and this position, along with your current resume.

Selection Criteria in the position description will guide how to frame your pitch and will provide
information about the content of an interview. Preferred candidate will be required to undergo a National Police Check and obtain an NT Ochre Working with Children Check card.

Applications will remain open until the position is filled.

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

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