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Current Opportunity: Ear Health Project Coordinator

Ear Health Project Coordinator

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 position will be expected to operate with a high degree of independence in overseeing specific projects and strategies aimed to assist ACCHSs across the state of South Australia attain accreditation in accordance with applicable standards. The role will be responsible for


developing and maintaining effective communication and working relationships with existing networks across the Aboriginal community health sector and broader sector and will operate under the principles of Aboriginal community control.

The Ear Health Project Coordinator contributes to the achievement of the objectives and policies of the Aboriginal Health Council of South Australia (AHCSA) Limited by contributing to the delivery of an accessible, equitable and culturally relevant ear health program for the Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Sector.

The Ear Health Project Coordinator is a Full-Time, Fixed term position to 30 June 2023.


The Ear Health Project Coordinator reports to the General Manager, Programs Officer and works in close collaboration with health professionals within Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services of South Australia.

Statement of Outcomes


Contribute to AHCSA’s vision “All Aboriginal people enjoy a high quality of health and well- being”.

Map and monitor within South Australia Aboriginal ear health prevention, screening and treatment activities and identify gaps.

Develop strategies and support their implementation to meet identified ear health needs. Develop and maintain effective networks to support implementation of ear health strategies.

Develop a systematic program at the primary health care level for the management of ear disease, which will include the creation of a regularly-updated local register documenting ear health status for all Aboriginal children 0-15 years who are clients of the health service; ongoing surveillance of ear status at appropriate intervals; and ongoing monitoring and management for all children with active ear disease according to the national guidelines.

Ensure regular clinical and public health education regarding ear health for all clinic staff. Support the development of referral pathways where required and monitor the effectiveness and timeliness of access to audiologist and ENT specialist input.

Develop systems for Continuous Quality Improvement for the management of ear disease at the primary health care level.

Develop health information systems within Communicare to assist with best practice in the management of ear disease and to monitor trends in ear disease.

Support the development of ear health workforce skills.

Develop resources and activities to allow Aboriginal health services to increase community understanding of ear disease.

Assist with ear and eye health promotion activities.

Develop and cultivate relationships and linkages with government agencies, peak bodies, health service providers and other key stakeholders to support the delivery of comprehensive and culturally appropriate ear health and hearing services

Attend to timely and relevant administrative requirements including reporting requirements. 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


Tertiary and/or vocational level training in primary health care, community health or community development and/or equivalent experience relevant to the position.

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.