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Women and Families Program Coordinator

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Job Information

Job Listing Date
1 Apr 2019
Location
Port Hedland, Karratha & Pilbara
Work Type
Full Time
Classification
Community Services & Development, Child Welfare, Youth & Family Services

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) has exciting opportunities for people who have a passion for working with women and families in Indigenous communities.  The Women and Families Program operates in three remote Martu communities in the Western Desert, which forms part of the eastern Pilbara region of Western Australia. 

KJ has two Women and Families Program Coordinator positions available which will be based in Parnngurr and Punmu.

As the Women and Families Program Coordinator, you will be working directly with women, children and their families, focusing on facilitating key activities that address the barriers to raising strong and healthy children. You will also work collaboratively with other KJ staff in the community, at the KJ Newman office and with partnering agencies such as the local Aboriginal Medical Service and other visiting agencies.

The Women and Families Program is holistic in its approach and employs community development principles to deliver outcomes in the following key areas:

  • Early childhood education;
  • Health and wellbeing;
  • Cultural knowledge and language;
  • Leadership development

You will be working in an exciting cross-cultural context that aims to enable Martu to realise the aspirations of achieving the best outcomes for their children, who are the future generation. Martu have a strong cultural base and want their children to be strong in their culture while also being confident in the mainstream world.  They believe that this is the key to making Martu communities sustainable for future generations.

About KJ

“KJ is working with Martu to build strong, sustainable communities”.

Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa (KJ) is an established, successful and highly-regarded Indigenous organisation based in the Eastern Pilbara town of Newman.  It has been operating as an independent Martu company for 10 years and works in the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.

KJ is focused on three complementary objectives:

  • to support Martu to look after culture and country;
  • to build a viable economy in Martu communities; and
  • to build pathways for young Martu to a healthy future.

To do so, KJ delivers a suite of social, cultural, environmental and economic programs.  It has a strong reputation for engaging and supporting Martu in successfully delivering these programs and is the biggest employer of Martu in the region.

The role of a Women and Families Program Coordinator is both challenging and highly rewarding.  Being community-based, it is an important position and crucial for success of KJ’s programs and for the success of the community itself.

KJ staff are passionate, creative, committed and resourceful in the design and implementation of programs and activities, in partnership with Martu. Building these partnerships require KJ staff to be adaptive, consultative and it demands the ability to listen to, understand and respect Martu views and attitudes.  

For more information about KJ, its mission and background visit the KJ website www.kj.org.au

Location

The position is based in a remote community northeast of Newman in Western Australia.

Remuneration

A remuneration package consisting of a base salary plus superannuation, commensurate with the skills and experience of the successful applicant, will be negotiated. 

The position has generous conditions including rent and phone, salary packaging of allowable pre-tax earnings and 10 weeks annual leave.

How to Apply

All applications should include the following;

  • A one-page letter introducing yourself and briefly outlining your ability to fill the role;
  • Completed ‘Application for Employment’ form
  • Current Resume/CV

Please contact Jodie Rowell at jrowell@hmsolutions.com.au for further information or to request an application pack.

Applications extended and will close on Tuesday 30th April, 2019

The application form will include these questions:
  • Which of the following statements best describes your right to work in Australia?
  • Do you have a current Australian driver's licence?
  • Do you have a current Working With Children (WWC) Check?
  • Do you have a current Police Check (National Police Certificate) for employment?
  • Have you completed a qualification in community services?

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