Deadly Choices Program Officer

Kalwun Development Corporation Ltd
Gold Coast
Community Services & Development
Indigenous & Multicultural Services
Full time
Posted 20d ago

Kalwun is an Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisation currently seeking to fill the following vacancy within our Health Services division. 
Kalwun Deadly Choices Program Officers (full-time, 38hrs per week, Identified position)
The Deadly Choices program aims to empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to make healthy choices for themselves and their families and encourage our people to access their local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Service to have their annual ‘Health Check’. Deadly Choices has a school and community based education program which encourages Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to be healthy role models for family, friends and the broader community networks.  The education program has been developed to provide education to school students about chronic disease, nutrition, physical activity and tobacco education.  

About the role
The Program Officer is responsible as part of a team, for the delivery of school and community based health education, promotion and prevention activities. Kalwun is seeking a vibrant, fit and energetic person willing to commit to a great, innovative role within the Deadly Choices team.

Selection Criteria

  • Demonstrated ability to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, respecting traditional culture, values and ways of doing business
  • Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team and actively contribute to the team
  • The ability to work with other health professionals and organisations
  • Interpersonal & communications skills that demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and liaise with clients and members of the community in the provision of professional quality client service, which includes public speaking
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver health promotion programs to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

What We Offer as an employer
Kalwun values the contributions of all staff and is committed to providing an inclusive workplace where all staff feel accepted, included and welcomed. Our Employees enjoy a variety of benefits including:

  • Competitive salary 
  • Salary sacrifice of $15,000 per annum which can significantly increase your take home pay
  • Company that is focused on improving the health and wellbeing of our community
  • Five weeks of annual leave per year
  • Additional paid personal leave
  • Free parking

Additional Information
This position requires the successful applicant to satisfy a national criminal history check, hold a current drivers' license and hold a blue card for working with children. The 'No Card No Start' law applies to this position - a blue card must be obtained prior to commencement.

*IDENTIFIED POSITIONS - To perform this role it is essential that the person who holds the position be an Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander person. It is therefore a genuine occupational requirement under section 25 of the Anti-Discrimination Act 1991 that applicants are Australian Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders. A Confirmation of Aboriginality will need to be provided.

To apply

Submit a current CV with a cover letter outlining your suitability for the position by addressing the selection criteria 

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