Remote Community Connector

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Posted:

21/11/2022

Closing Date:

11/12/2022

Job Type:

Contract

Location:

South Hedland

Job Category:

Community Services

Wirraka Maya Health Services Aboriginal Corporation is an Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service designed to ensure our clients’ journey through the health system meets their medical, health, social and cultural needs with a vision that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in the Pilbara have the opportunity to live a healthy life, with access to culturally appropriate, holistic primary and allied healthcare; social and emotional wellbeing services and education.

Job Description

The Remote Community Connector aims to engage, inform and assist people living in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander remote communities through the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) pathway process.

Desired Skills and Experience

About You

To be considered for this position, you must:

  • Be approachable, positive and respectful;
  • Reside locally and have extensive local knowledge about the community;
  • Have the ability to cultivate professional working relationships with participants and their families;
  • Have demonstrated skills to communicate culturally and appropriately with community members;
  • Build strong relationship with local organisations, the NDIA and mainstream services;
  • Respect confidentiality and build trust;
  • Comply with legislation;
  • Manage potential conflicts of interest and if required seek assistance to do so;
  • Be a resident of community;
  • Be accepted in their role as a Remote Community Connector by the community;
  • Attend and engage in NDIA schedule of training and support.

Applicants are encouraged to write a cover letter outlining how their knowledge and experience will contribute to addressing the role requirements for this position.

Please note: In addition to the above skills and experience, the successful candidate will require a WA Driver’s License, and be required to submit a National Police Clearance (dated within 6 months), NDIS Screening and WA Working with Children Check prior to appointment.

In accordance with WMHSAC’s COVID-19 Safety Policy, all employees are required to be fully vaccinated (including any booster shots if required) against COVID-19. Applicants will be required to demonstrate proof of vaccination prior to appointment. This includes either an immunisation history statement or a COVID-19 digital certificate.

Applicants for this position must be legally entitled to work in Australia and will be required to provide evidence of this entitlement, such as an Australian or New Zealand passport, birth certificate, or foreign passport with a relevant working visa.

Please email the HR team at hr@wmhsac.com to obtain a copy of the position description.

About the Benefits

While you will face diverse new challenges in the role, you will also enjoy an attractive remuneration package with a number of fantastic benefits including:

  • District allowance $6,422;
  • Air conditioning allowance $1300;
  • Airfare allowance $1230;
  • 5 weeks annual leave;
  • 10 days paid study leave and training/professional development opportunities;
  • Discounted gym membership;
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program;
  • Generous salary packaging options to increase your take home pay.

Applications close 11:59PM, Sunday, 11 December 2022.

For further information about this position please call the Human Resources team on (08) 9172 0421.

WMHSAC is an equal opportunity employer and encourages and welcomes diversity, recognising it as a key competitive advantage. Applications are encouraged from suitably qualified people from all backgrounds.

As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA), WMHSAC 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 employees.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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