First listed on: 20 January 2020

Ear Health Program Officer 

Location: Highgate
Employment Type: Fixed Term until 30 June 2022
Employment Category:
Remuneration: $66,556.38 - $75,441.90 + superannuation + salary sacrifice

About the Organisation

The Aboriginal Health Council of Western Australia (AHCWA) is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs) in Western Australia. We exist to support and act on behalf of our 23 Member ACCHSs throughout WA, actively responding to the individual and collective needs of our Members.

Governed by an Aboriginal Board of Directors who represent all regions in Western Australia, AHCWA aims to promote and strengthen the ACCHSs’ model of care; a model that is built around the delivery of comprehensive, holistic, and culturally secure primary health care services.

AHCWA is a community organisation that focusses on making a difference to the health and wellbeing of Aboriginal people. We work together as a team; to respect and understand the social and cultural needs; to network; to provide support; to advocate; to influence policy; to monitor performance; and to build work capacity to help improve and strengthen the social and emotional wellbeing of Aboriginal people and their communities.

AHCWA is centrally located on the bustling and vibrant Beaufort Street café strip, and offers a flexible and family friendly workplace with a wide range of benefits to suit prospective employees.

AHCWA is also home to a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and provides access to a number of training programs and short courses to enhance the capacity of the ACCHS workforce.

To find out more about AHCWA, visit our website at

About the Opportunity

The Ear Health Program Officer will work with the Ear Health Co-ordinator and is accountable to the Executive Manager - Workforce and Health Programs, and will report to the Workforce Development Manager and is responsible for planning, preparing and facilitating the implementation of strategies to address the issues identified in the WA Aboriginal Community Controlled Sector Ear and Hearing Health Implementation Plan.

The occupant of this position will be expected to comply with and demonstrate a positive commitment to the highest achievement level in Equal Employment Opportunity, Work Health & Safety, Code of Conduct, Quality Improvement, Performance Management, Customer Focus and Confidentiality throughout the course of their duties.

To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, visit

About You

To be considered for this position, you must have:

  • Relevant clinical knowledge and/or demonstrable health/community program experience;
  • Understanding of the issues including social determinants affecting Aboriginal people’s health status in contemporary Australian society;
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including negotiation and consultation skills and the ability to proactively establish and sustain effective stakeholder relationships;
  • Ability to develop networks with community and government stakeholders.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to effectively plan, organise and coordinate own workload and meet deadlines.

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 (if applicable) prior to appointment, in order to be eligible for the position.


  • The person is of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent and is acknowledged as such by their community;
  • Possession of, or working towards, a relevant tertiary qualification, and/or commensurate experience in a relevant field of Aboriginal Health, Health Promotion and/or Ear Health.
  • Hold an Australian Health Practitioner Regulations Agency (AHPRA) Registration e.g. Nurse or Aboriginal Health Worker Practitioner.
  • Possession of a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE40110) or working towards it or willingness to attain;

Practical Requirements:

  • Some work out of normal hours of duty may be required.
  • Depending on the Nature of the region, some travel on light aircraft may be required.
  • Intra and inter-state travel including overnight absences may also be required.

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 $66,556.38 - $75,441.90 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:

  • Flexible work arrangements and a family friendly work environment
  • Support to further invest in your career through additional training
  • Up to 10 days’ Study Leave per year
  • 5% Annual Leave loading
  • Bring Your Dog To Work Day
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Up to 2 days’ Volunteer Leave per year
  • Health and wellbeing initiatives

Applications close 5pm, Sunday 2 February 2020

All submissions must be received by the nominated closing date. In fairness to all applicants, late applications cannot be considered unless prior consent has been received under restricted circumstances.

For further information about this position please call Caroline McHugh on 08 9227 1631.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) AHCWA actively seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the differing needs of our clients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employeesAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.


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