Environmental Health Coordinator
Employment Type: Permanent, Full-time
Remuneration: $73,169.81 - $83,964.04 + superannuation + salary sacrifice
About the Organisation
With an administrative hub based in Newman, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, The Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service (PAMS) provides holistic primary health care to the individuals and families within the remote communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji.
PAMS has over 700 registered clients, with most being Martu. Services offered include health education and promotion programs and initiatives, as well as the monitoring and management of ongoing health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, ante-natal &am p; post-natal care and child health.
About the Opportunity
PAMS has a new opportunity for a passionate Environmental Health Coordinator to join their Community Health Programs team.
The Environmental Health Coordinator reports to the Community Health Programs Manager and is accountable to the CEO and will take the lead in the development, monitoring and evaluation of environmental health initiatives for the Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service. This position is predominately responsible for assisting with reducing the risk and incidents of environmental health issues for the Martu people within the Aboriginal communities of Jigalong, Parnngurr, Punmu and Kunawarritji. This includes, but is not limited to, drinking water, waste management, solid waste, housing supply and maintenance, power supply, animal management, food safety and supply, pest and mosquito control, dust control, climate control and emergency management.
To be successful in this position you will have tertiary qualifications and experience as a practicing Environmental Health or Health Promotion Officer with sound knowledge and understanding of environmental health related legislation. Further, you will be required to have your own accommodation in Newman to be successful for this role - this is not a FIFO position.
To view the full Position Description and Selection Criteria, click here.
About the Region
Located approximately 1,186 kilometres north of Perth, the Pilbara has some of the world's most ancient natural landscapes, dating back two billion years and stretching over 500,000 square kilometres.
The Pilbara is known as the engine room of Australia, home to a massive mining industry in oil, salt, natural gas and iron ore.
Aboriginal heritage extends back to around 26,000 years, the local Martu people started to move back into their traditional land and establish communities during the 1980s. The Federal Government officially recognised the traditional ownership of the Martu people in September 2002, and granted land rights to 136,000 square kilometres of land to the east of Newman, which includes the communities of Jigalong, Punmu, Kunawarritji and Parnngurr.
About the Benefits
$73,169.81 - $83,964.04 + superannuation + salary sacrifice
In addition, you will have access to a number of fantastic benefits including:
- Flexible working arrangements
- Annual leave loading
- Power subsidy in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy
- Support to further invest in your career through additional training + Study leave options
- Employee Assistance Program
- Retention Initiatives in accordance with the PAMS Employee Remuneration Policy
This position offers the opportunity to work closely with remo te Aboriginal communities and make a drastic impact to the health and well-being outcomes of these communities.
PAMS operates four remote sites, three of which have a team of one nurse and a range of ancillary workers. Although the successful candidates will have a substantive location (Newman) they must be prepared from time to time to work across any one of these sites should they be required.
PAMS operates in some of the most remote parts of Australia and staff are required to be proficient at driving a 4WD vehicle and willing to fly in light aircraft.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are encouraged to apply.
Applications close at 5pm, Monday 18 November 2019
For further information about this position please call Caroline McHugh on 08 9227 1631
As per section 51 of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (WA) PAMS seeks to increase the diversity of our workforce to better meet the different needs of our cl ients and stakeholders and to improve equal opportunity outcomes for our employees.
Puntukurnu Aboriginal Medical Service reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer(s) and evaluate past employment records of applicants selected for interview. Applicants will be subject to a rigorous employment screening process which will include Reference Checks, Criminal Record Checks, Drug & Alcohol Screen
Location: Australia and Oceania,--Western Australia