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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander - Health Strategy Unit Coordinator

Job no: 495642
Work type: Ongoing Full Time
Location: Brisbane
Categories: Strategy & Policy, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Unit’

Ahpra considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position. This position is only

Ahpra considers that being Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander is a genuine occupational requirement for this position. This position is only open to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants in accordance with relevant Commonwealth, State and Territory legislation.

Ahpra's overall purpose is to protect the public by regulating health practitioners efficiently and effectively in the public interest to facilitate access to safer healthcare for all the community. Ahpra and the National Scheme, in partnership with the National Scheme's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Group (the Strategy Group) have committed to eliminating racism within healthcare in Australia.

Ahpra, as the health practitioner regulator, aims to make patient safety the norm for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples by ensuring registered health practitioners are practising their profession in a culturally safe way.

About the Role

You’ll be responsible for coordinating and supporting the highly rewarding work of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Unit.

Reporting to the National Director (Identified) you’ll be positioned within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Unit (HSU) and support the implementation of the National Scheme’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health and Cultural Safety Strategy 2020-2025 and work across the agency to embed cultural safety into the business and operations of Ahpra and in the healthcare system.

Success in this role derives from:

• the ability to influence and coordinate advice in a specialist field, interacting with diverse internal and external stakeholders;

• your strong connection to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, communities and culture and working, knowing and living as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person.

You’re accountable for providing confidential support and professional advice in the fulfilment of the National Director’s role within the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Strategy Unit (HSU).

As the ideal candidate you will demonstrate the following:

  • A strong understanding, demonstration of, and respect for, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, cultures and cultural safety.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including an ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders, particularly Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated experience in the provision of high-level and quality administrative support in a complex work and high-volume environment.
  • Strong organisational skills, including the ability to effectively prioritise and manage multiple tasks and deadlines whilst ensuring attention to detail.
  • Strong written communication skills and experience developing and writing policy. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a virtual team environment and also show initiative and work independently when required.
  • Ability to adapt in a changing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Office applications for email, word processing, spreadsheets and data bases and an ability to learn and adapt to new systems.
  • Certificate IV or above in Business Administration or; Qualifications and/or experience in the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health sector would be highly regarded.

You can review the role descriptor here:Download File RD Health Strategy Unit Indigenous Coordinator (final).pdf

What’s on offer

  • This is a permanent work level 4 position.
  • Flexible 3 days working from home with 2 days in the office.
  • Access to an Indigenous Employee Assistance Program.
  • Support and access to an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff network.
  • Access to a formal mentoring program for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff.
  • Cultural leave entitlements, as part of the Ahpra Enterprise Agreement.
  • Attractive salary of $80,000 per annum plus superannuation.

How to apply

Click ‘Apply Now’ after viewing the role description to submit your application.

Your application must include a CV and a cover letter (maximum of two pages) outlining your skills and experience relevant to the requirements in the role descriptor.

For any queries or a confidential discussion regarding this position, please contact Jayde Fuller on 07 3149 6948 or Majella Casson on 07 3149 6998 via email at Majella.casson@ahpra.gov.au   

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