Alcohol & Other Drugs Counsellor/Coordinator

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience parts of outback Australia that most Australians will never see.

Ngaanyatjarra Lands, Western Australia
Permanent, Full Time
Salary Package: 

$80,000 – 85,000 p.a plus 9.5% superannuation, 6 weeks annual leave, 4 weeks availability leave and non-cash benefits up to $37,200 including a rent free fully furnished house.

The Role: 

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience parts of outback Australia that most Australians will never see. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team within Ngaanyatjarra health service you will coordinate the Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) program on the lands and provide AOD counselling services.

About us:

Ngaanyatjarra health service is an Aboriginal community controlled health service located in the Ngaanyatjarra land that strives to work with indigenous and non-indigenous people the malparara way [two-way learning] as a part of the Ngaanyatjarra community to promote the health and wellbeing of people on the Lands.

Life on the Ngaanyatjarra lands:

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands cover a vast area of approximately 250,000km2 in the east of Western Australia, up to the Northern Territory and South Australian borders. The communities we service are scattered across the Great Victorian and Gibson Deserts. Approximately 2,000 Ngaanyatjarra people live in the communities on the Lands. Most people in the region speak Ngaanyatjarra as a first language. Some people may also speak English, Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara, Noongar and other regional Indigenous languages.

The Ngaanyatjarra Lands are serviced weekly by a regional air service, Chartair, providing RPT (regular public transport) flights into each community. Each community has mobile phone coverage and broadband internet.

The Successful Applicant Will Possess: 

The successful applicant will have relevant qualification in alcohol and other drug counselling or similar, and experience working alongside aboriginal people to support community programs to prevent disease and promote healthy living. You will be part of the Public health team and contribute to NHS efforts to develop health living environments in partnership with community and other services. The successful applicant will have the experiences of a life time travelling by 4WD or plane in remote areas and learn about the Ngaanyatjarra people and their culture.

This position is subject to the successful completion of a National Police Check, Working with Children Check and must hold a current Australian Drivers Licence.

Closing Date: 
Monday, February 1, 2021
Application Process: 

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All applications must include a resume and responses to the selection criteria as per the position description below and provide 2 current professional referees.