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Current Opportunity: Culture Care Connect Project Officer

Culture Care Connect Project Officer

Position Type: Full Time

Classification: AHCSA Level 6

Closing date: Thu 2 February 2023 at 5:00pm

The Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia Ltd. (AHCSA) is the peak body for Aboriginal health representing the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health and Substance Misuse Services at state and national levels.

Our primary role is to be the ‘health voice’ for all Aboriginal people in South Australia. We achieve this by advocating for the community and supporting workers with appropriate Aboriginal health programs based on a holistic perspective of health.

The Culture Care Connect (CCC) program will bring together key streams of suicide prevention planning, coordination and activity across the network regions, including raising awareness, early intervention, crisis management and aftercare services. Up to 31


community-controlled suicide prevention networks (CCSPN) that will be established across the country.

The Culture Care Connect Coordinator position is a full-time fixed term position to 30 June 2025.

The Culture Care Connect Coordinator reports to the General Manager, Programs. This position is expected to work in close collaboration with all AHCSA staff and particularly with the Public Health Medical Officers (PHMOs) and Educators in the Education, Training and Workforce Team.

Key Performance Indicators


Undertake service and funding mapping for South Australia, including identification of relevant legislation, policies, programs, and funding opportunities at a jurisdictional level Development and delivery of a Jurisdictional Suicide Prevention Plan using the template developed by NACCHO, which will be developed in consultation with ACCHOs and other stakeholders, and revised annually

Supporting establishment and ongoing implementation of CCSPNs and aftercare services in your jurisdiction

Actively advocating for funding opportunities in order to deliver optimal outcomes under Network and Jurisdictional Suicide Prevention Plans

Developing/expanding relationships at a jurisdictional level with relevant sector stakeholders, departments and mainstream services

Actively advocating for systems/policy change at a jurisdictional level where this is identified through CCSPN and jurisdictional mapping/planning activities

Provision of six-monthly progress reporting (using the template provided by NACCHO in attachments)

Participating in the suicide prevention coordination community of practice Participating in ATSIMHFAT training offered by NACCHO

Protection of all data acquired as part of this service delivery, from unauthorised access or use and from misuse, damage, or destruction, including implementing protective measures, where required

Subject to requirements, be available for knowledge transfer discussions and/or access to files for a period of 6 months post contract termination.

Complying at all times with AHCSA’s organisational policies and procedures. Complying at all times with all applicable laws and regulations including WHS Act.

Undertaking any other duties as requested and deemed appropriate within the scope of the role


What we offer


The opportunity to join the peak body representing Aboriginal community controlled health and substance misuse services in South Australia

Encourages work/life balance

An inclusive and diverse workplace


Great salary package and benefits Generous leave provisions


Essential Criteria


Certificate, Diploma or Degree Mental Health from a recognised tertiary institution or industrial experience relevant to the position, such as Certificate IV in Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander Primary Health Care or Certificate IV in Social & Emotional Well Being

Highly Regarded Experience


Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mental Health First Aid Training


Conditions of Employment


A valid National Police Certificate will be required before the successful applicant can commence in this position.

Please note that you may be required to provide evidence of COVID-19 vaccinations. A valid Drivers License is required


How to apply


Please apply via SEEK.


You are required to submit a resume and Suitability Statement of no more than 3 pages, addressing the Statement of key outcomes of the Job and Person Specification please contact Julian Snook, HR Manager at julian.snook@ahcsa.org.au to request a copy of the Job and Person Specification or visit our webpage where it can be found under the Careers Tab - https://ahcsa.org.au/careers/careers.

Please note, late applications will not be accepted and no agencies please. Closing Date for applications: 5:00 PM, 2nd February 2023

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people are strongly encouraged to apply.