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Social And Emotional Wellbeing Workforce Development Coordin...

AMSANT Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Nort... - Darwin, NT

Education, Childcare & Training
Source: uWorkin


Duration: until 31st of October 2021 (with the possibility of extension)

Work Hours: Full-Time

Location: Darwin Office

About the Organisation

AMSANT is the peak body for Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in the Northern Territory and advocates for equity in health, focusing on supporting the provision of high quality comprehensive primary health care services for Aboriginal communities.

Primary Objective

The central purpose of this position is to develop and support the capacity and responsiveness of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social and Emotional Wellbeing (SEWB) and Alcohol and Other Drug (AOD) workforce, inclusive of frontline staff, supervisors and managers, by coordinating initiatives and activities aimed at addressing the support, training and professional development needs of this workforce. This position will work in keeping with AMSANT’s understanding of the best practice of SEWB and service provision for our communities.

Key Responsibilities

Assist services to identify, plan and deliver appropriate professional learning and training including the development of a SEWB workers’ induction and orientation kit that outlines core roles and responsibilities of the workforce; and includes key professional learning needs across career entry, stages and pathways;
Collaborate with ACCHS, NGOs and Resi-rehabilitation services to improve, manage and coordinate professional learning, training and development opportunities based on identified workforce needs, including external professional supervision and/or cultural mentoring of the SEWB-AOD & Mental Health workforce
Coordinate and manage the planning of the annual SEWB WDSU forum to provide peer support, networking and sharing of best practice models across the SEWB workforce
Work with SEWB managers and staff to identify and share best practice models of service delivery in SEWB programs and compliance with operational standards outlined in the relevant programs handbooks;
Develop and maintain spreadsheets and/or a database to collect data on the training of the SEWB workforce;
Collaborate with key training organisations to establish and implement formal documentation, including the memorandum of understanding (MOUs), with the local and national RTOs that informs and improves the quality and content of professional learning to SEWB staff;
Collaborate with training organisations, including ISAC NT and RTOs, to effectively evaluate and monitor the quality of course delivery and content; ensure that culturally appropriate training is provided that meets agreed mandatory minimum qualifications set out in the relevant program handbooks;
Create and develop industry and research networks to support the development of evaluation and monitoring frameworks that measure the overall impact of professional learning to improve service delivery and positive client outcomes.

Skills and Experiences:
Selection Criteria:

Knowledge of evidence-based and culturally appropriate approaches to mental health, SEWB and AOD issues within Aboriginal communities
Experience/knowledge of professional development, training and support activities.
High-level knowledge of Australian Aboriginal culture, history, understanding of the impact of colonisation and how this history relates to current social, emotional and health issues for Aboriginal communities, families and individuals.
Understanding of Aboriginal Community Control in the context of health care.
Demonstrated appropriate interpersonal, communication and organisational skills, including the experience in taking a leading role in meetings, committees and forums with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, government departments and agencies, the private sector and the not-for-profit sector.
Proven ability to solve problems by analysing issues, identifying options and selecting the most appropriate solution.
Ability in project management to support organisation-wide initiatives that foster Social-Emotional Wellbeing for Northern Territory communities
Proficient ability to use MS Word, Outlook, including skills in MS Excel and PowerPoint


Identification as an Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander person
Understanding and/or experience in working in an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation
Qualifications in mental health/ AOD/SEWB
Cert IV in Training and Assessment

Appointment Factors: (Appointment is subject to)

Willingness to undergo a Police Check
Ability to obtain a Working with Children’s Clearance
Current Driver's Licence

How to Apply

Applicants must address the selection criteria in the cover letter and provide a current CV and contact details for 2 referees. For a copy of the job description, please visit www.amsant.org.au.

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

Application Deadline is on the 7th of April 2021.