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February

Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer Northern Territory

Hearing Australia - Darwin, NT

Voluntary, Charity & Social Work
Source: uWorkin

Source: uWorkin

JOB DESCRIPTION

  • Servicing Northern Territory and targeted Aboriginal communities in Northern Territory
  • This role is targeted for an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander candidate as part of our commitment to our Reconciliation Action Plan and complies to the Equal Employment Opportunity (Commonwealth Authorities) Act 1987
  • Community focused role, instrumental to the establishment and ongoing success of the Hearing Awareness Program
  • This role will ensure strong ties with local primary health services and early childhood centres to maximise participation in the program
  • Extensive travel required, must have a drivers licence and an ability to travel on an ongoing basis
  • Fixed Term Full Time role to July 2022
  • Competitive salary plus 15.4% superannuation

Hearing Australia is looking for experienced, high performing Aboriginal Community Engagement Officer to lead the on the ground establishment of a new program – The Hearing Assessment Program (the program) . The program is a major initiative to reduce hearing loss in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children aged 0-6 years living in regional and remote communities.

The role will encompass local coordination of Audiology services to local communities on a state basis with experience in feeding back local needs and strategies to broaden a national blueprint and a greater affinity of maximising services and the amount of hearing assessments conducted in children 0-6 years of age.

This role is also responsible for providing high quality advice and support to senior management of Hearing Australia and assisting in obtaining and disseminating information.

The successful candidate will:

  • Identify as Aboriginal and be accepted in the Aboriginal community
  • Have an ability to represent Aboriginal community needs as required – experience in a similar role would be highly regarded
  • Have at least 3 years’ experience in a community or health related discipline
  • Have experience in establishing service agreements or local memorandums of understanding to ensure ongoing servicing and mutual obligation requirements are achieved
  • Have a strong understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Hearing Health Sector
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Have experience in managing budgets and being able to plan resource allocation to meet program needs
  • Have the ability to analyse data and produce accurate and informative reports

This role is a unique opportunity to work in an organisation that is providing world leading research and hearing services for the well-being of all Australians.

Why work for Hearing Australia?

At Hearing Australia, our essence and purpose is to be caring and to have a positive impact. Everything we do reflects these values out in the community and with our hearing centres across the country. A career with us is rewarding because you are helping to positively impact people’s lives and improve Australia’s hearing health.

Visit www.hearing.com.au to discover more!