Website NPY Women's Council

People of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are strongly encouraged to apply. This position is suitable for female applicants only due to the cultural sensitivities of the work.

Our core purpose is to work with women and their families of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara region in central Australia to increase their capacity to lead safe and healthy lives with improved life choices.

NPY Women’s Council now has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Program Officer to lead a team of Child Nutrition professionals within the Child and Family Wellbeing Services program. The community nutrition program focuses on supporting families with children aged 0-5 years old, especially those experiencing growth faltering. At the same time the team works closely with families, communities and community stores to improve the health and wellbeing of Anangu families on the NPY Lands.

You will be part of a leadership team that is responsible for providing supervision, mentoring and professional development to staff. You will also assist in the planning of nutritional workshops, the development of educational resources and in advocating for improved services and outcomes for children and their families.

We are looking for someone with is highly passionate and motivated to improve the nutritional outcomes of children and their families on the NPY Lands. As a supervisor, you will oversee the day to day delivery of program work while leading and supporting your team to meet the program’s goals and objectives.

Your background and qualifications could range from Social Work, Nutrition, Community Development or Health Science and you will have experience in managing staff who carry complex caseloads. The successful person will be resilient, driven and focused. We’re looking for someone who is assertive but also has the compassion to work with our staff and clients on sensitive issues.

As this role will work closely with Anangu communities, NPYWC directors, members and client families, ideally you will have experience working with indigenous communities, preferably in Central Australia.

The organisation is committed to working within the NPY lands for the benefit of Anangu in the region and you will work in an environment and landscape unique to Australia.

  • To apply, or find out more information please go to our website and complete an online application form along with submitting a comprehensive resume.
  • Closing Date: 9.00am, Monday 25 June 2018
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Child and Family Wellbeing Service  Manager, Shelagh Woods, on 08 8958 2366


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