Expression of Interest - Indigenous Community Engagement Officer

Date published

29 Jul 2019

Applications close

30 Aug 2019

Location

Broken Hill

Expressions of Interest for Indigenous Community Engagement Officer – Based in Broken Hill

Do you have a passion for patient care? Want to be part of a growing organisation with 90 years of dedication to improving the health and well being of the rural and remote Australians? If you have answered yes, then we want to hear from you.

The Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) of Australia South Eastern Section provides comprehensive health services, including community engagement, to remote communities in far west NSW SA and QLD. We currently have an opportunity for Indigenous Community Engagement Officer to assist in engaging with the Indigenous Community in our operational areas, to provide an effective and culturally safe service. This position is expected to not only improve the knowledge and trust of RFDS within the communities, but to also contribute to strengthen the health of individuals and communities through community consultation, health promotion, early intervention and direct provision of support to groups and individuals.

We are looking for someone with:

- Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills including empathy, compassion and care with experience in Indigenous community engagement;
- Experience in working in culturally diverse environments where high levels of respect and client confidentiality is required;
- Experience in working in traditional Indigenous support services in one on one and group settings; and
- Demonstrated experience in networking, community development, health promotion, advocacy and working in partnership & Program delivery.

This is an exciting opportunity to focus on community engagement activities focusing mainly on the Indigenous populations and ranging from provision of written and verbal information, to public presentations, advocacy, community development, group facilitation and one on one engagement. 

The Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia South Eastern Section considers being Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational qualification as specified under section 14 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1977 (NSW).

For more information about this position,
please contact our Primary Health Manager Lauren Cooney via email lauren.cooney@rfdsse.org.au

To Apply:
 Send in your resume and cover letter via email to careers@rfdsse.org.au

Applications close Friday, 30th August 2019.

Any published closing dates are estimated, the RFDS SE aim to fill vacancies as quickly as possible. This means that we will close advert as soon as we have found the right candidate and this may be before the published closing date. We would therefore advise interested applicants to submit an application as early as possible.


The RFDS of Australia Is An Equal Opportunity Employer