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Community Development Officer - Stronger Together

Job no: 502060
Work type: full-time
Location: Mount Magnet
Categories: Community Engagement/Marketing

Community Development Officer – Stronger Together | REF: 502060
WA Centre for Rural Health (WACRH)

  • Empower young adults by developing their health knowledge, skills and employability
  • Level 5, full-time appointment on a 12 month fixed term basis
  • Salary range: $68,214 to $75,724 plus superannuation

The University of Western Australia (UWA) is ranked amongst the top 100 universities in the world and a member of the prestigious Australian Group of Eight research-intensive universities. With an enviable research track record, vibrant campus and working environments, supported by the freedom to ‘innovate and inspire’ there is no better time to join Western Australia’s top University.

About the WACRH: The Western Australian Centre for Rural Health (WACRH) is administered by UWA and part of a network of University Departments of Rural Health across Australia. WACRH’s vision is to be a leader in the creation and optimisation of rural health knowledge and practice that improves the health of rural communities. The “Stronger Together Health Promotion Young Leaders Program”, funded by Healthway, is a three-year project to develop health promotion skills and community engagement for a group of young Aboriginal adults aged 18-25 years.

About the opportunity: As the Stronger Together Community Development Officer, you will deliver a program of training and community engagement and development programs to young adults and use a strengths based approach to empower young adults to develop their health knowledge, skills and employability. You will work in collaboration with community partners including sporting, education, health and employment organisations and maintain community relationships with a wide a group of families and stakeholders.

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

Enquiries can be directed to Heath Greville on (08) 6488 7687 or

To be considered for this role, you will demonstrate:

  • Relevant post-secondary qualification in Community Development, Education, Health Promotion or in a related area.
  • Highly developed organisational skills and experience in project work.
  • Highly developed report-writing and verbal communication skills.
  • An ability to work independently, show initiative and work productively as part of a team.
  • An ability to maintain cultural sensitivities and work effectively with Aboriginal people.
  • Relevant experience in planning and delivering training, particularly with youth and young adults.

Please note: A Current Driver’s Licence, National Police Clearance and a Working with Children Check is required.

Full details of the position’s responsibilities and the selection criteria are outlined in the position description and applicants should clearly demonstrate they meet the selection criteria.

Closing date: Monday, 20 August 2018

This position is only open to applicants with relevant rights to work in Australia.

Application Details: Please apply online via the Apply Now button.

Please see the position description prior to applying: Download File 317367.pdf

UWA has been awarded Top Ten Employer for LGBTI – inclusion the Australian Workplace Equity Index (AWEI -2016).
The University is also a proud member of the Athena SWAN/SAGE Pilot for Gender Equity.

Advertised: W. Australia Standard Time
Applications close: W. Australia Standard Time