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. This role will be an integral part of leading the Child and Family Wellbeing Service which provides support to families with children aged 0-5 years, especially those experiencing growth faltering. You will be part of a newly formed leadership team that is responsible for providing supervision and professional development to staff, assisting with planning of nutrition and education workshops and supporting communities to identify gaps and advocate these needs in provision of services for children.

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.

We are looking for someone with experience in people management. The ability to provide supervision and balance the day to day delivery of program work and projects is essential. This role will work closely with Anangu communities, NPYWC directors, members and client families so ideally, you will have worked with Anangu and have Central Australian working experience.

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.

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 14 May 2018
  • For initial enquiries about the role, please contact Child and Family Wellbeing Program Manager, Shelagh Woods, on 08 8958 2366

We are committed to building a respectful and inclusive workplace, appointing the best person for the role, supporting diversity. All information will be held in the strictest of confidence.

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