Published May 13, 2023
Last Modified May 15, 2023
The Salvation Army Australia
29 Grey Street St Kilda, Australia
Job Type
Closing Date
June 9, 2023

Job Description

Start your career with The Salvation Army today!

We are looking for compassionate people who share our mission and values, if you have the passion and drive to commit yourself to a challenging and rewarding role; we invite you to review our current vacancies.

Why this role matters
The Salvation Army Access Health and 24/7 Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of this stolen land of the Kulin Nations. We pay our respects to their Elders both past and present. We are committed to working towards reconciliation and to Closing the Gap as well as to being a culturally competent and capable service.

The Access Health and 24/7 Needle and Syringe Program (NSP) provides Comprehensive Primary Health Care for people who are marginalised and injecting drugs, street sex working and/or experiencing homelessness.

About the role
We are seeking a values driven Indigenous Health Project Officer (IHPO) to improve access to, and support mainstream health services and General Practices, to deliver culturally competent services for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People. The IHPO provides leadership on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People’s health issues.

You will successfully

  • Develop and implement a coordinated team-based approach to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve the capacity of mainstream primary care providers to deliver culturally appropriate primary care services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Develop and implement strategies to improve access to mainstream primary care for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Lead the First Nations Cancer Screening Program across 5 LGA’s
  • Use the Integrated Care Program guidelines to guide practice standards
  • Support the reporting requirement by collecting, collating and communicating relevant data as directed and is required to meet the obligations of the Integrated Care Program
  • Facilitate working relationships and communication exchange between mainstream organisations, Star Health (Better Health Network) and peak bodies
  • Collaborate with local Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACHO’S), Gathering Places, Star Health and mainstream health services in partnership approach for the delivery of primary care services
  • Collaborate with Cancer screening peek bodies

This is a maximum term full time position to June 2024 based in St Kilda. Salary and conditions are in accordance with the Social, Community, Home Care and Disability Services Award Level 5.

What we offer

  • (Maybe eligible to) NFP salary packaging ($15,900 tax free) plus meals and entertainment benefits
  • Employee Assistance Program - Independent confidential counselling service
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Financial, retail and lifestyle discounts and benefits
  • Discounted health and fitness programs through Fitness Passport
  • Up to 8 weeks leave per year through our purchase leave scheme
  • Generous Parental Leave offering of 12 weeks
  • Up to 5 days paid leave per year to support a TSA program or activity
  • An inclusive culture of dedicated, passionate and professional team members
  • Positively supporting and impacting the lives of others through your career contribution

Enquiries only
Bec Thatcher at

Applications will close as soon as a suitable candidate is secured. Do not delay in submitting your application today!

The Salvation Army is a Christian movement and one of Australia's largest and most-loved charities, helping thousands of Australians every year find hope in the midst of all kinds of personal hardship. The Salvation Army offers the opportunity to use your professional skills and expertise to make a real difference in the lives of people who need help most.

The Salvation Army is an Equal Opportunity Employer who provides an inclusive work environment and embraces the diverse talent of its people. We value people of all cultures, languages, capacities, sexual orientations, gender identities and/or expressions. We are committed to achieving a diverse workforce and strongly encourage applications from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

The Salvation Army is a child safe organisation and is committed to protecting children and young people from harm. All child facing roles will require the successful completion of a Working with Children Check. Applicants for all roles require a mandatory National Police Check.

We are committed to providing a safe environment for our people. If successful in being appointed, you may be required to provide evidence of your vaccination status.

We value Integrity, Compassion, Respect, Diversity, and Collaboration.

Key Selection Criteria

You will have

  • Relevant tertiary qualification in social, health or related field
  • Experience in the provision of culturally sensitive non-clinical services and/or care to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
  • High level understanding and experience in program coordination, including program implementation and evaluation
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in health projects and programs
  • Understanding of the general practice setting and its business functions
  • A current VIC Drivers Licence
  • Valid and current VIC Employee Working with Children Check
  • Ability to provide proof of Eligibility to Work in Australia