Senior Project Officer (Ngangkari – Uti Kulintjaku)

Applications close May 29, 2022

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Fixed term – 12 months
  • Generous leave entitlements
  • Relocation assistance provided

Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Council was founded and is still led, governed and directed by women from the NPY region.  It was created to give a voice to women across 26 desert communities in the cross-border regions of Western Australia, South Australia and the Northern Territory.  Today, we continue to provide progressive, innovative and evidence-based work in service delivery, advocacy and support.

ABOUT THE TEAM

The Uti Kulintjaku (UK) Project is a series of workshops involving a team of Ngangkari (traditional healers), interpreters and mental health workers, aimed at creating a shared understanding of commonly used mental health terms, words and concepts.

This project involves Senior Anangu (Aboriginal people) across the tristate region of WA, NT and SA. It brings together the skills and knowledge of Ngangkari, mental health practitioners, NPY Women’s Council, and senior Anangu men with specific language and literacy skills from local communities.

ABOUT THE ROLE

This is a truly unique and interesting position that works primarily with Anangu men to increase remote Anangu men’s knowledge and capacity to prevent trauma and DV and respond to cross-cultural mental health issues.

The role organises and facilitates camps and workshops, supports the engagement of communities in campaigns and activities, and performs a broad range of marketing, social media and other administrative activities to support the UK Project.

Furthermore, the role is fundamental in assisting in the design and creation of educational and other resources based on workshop content and outcomes.

ABOUT YOU

You will have a relevant tertiary qualification in community development, health, education or another relevant discipline, or extensive work experience in a relevant field. Furthermore, you will have experience developing, implementing and managing projects, experience working with digital media and applications, strong organisational skills and well-developed communication and interpersonal skills.

You must be able to work effectively in a cross-cultural and multi-practice environment, be able to work collaboratively with Indigenous people, have a good understanding of the issues that affect Aboriginal people in remote communities, and have a good understanding of trauma informed practice.

TO APPLY

  • Please complete the online application form below
  • For a full position description please click here: Senior Project Officer Watiku PD
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Angela Lynch (Ngangkari Manager) on 08 8958
    2355.

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